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November 7, 2003

Weapons Bill Passage Raises Veto Questions

Assembly Republicans during an overnight session rewrote parts of the concealed weapons bill to attract more Democratic votes, and it worked in a way that raises questions about whether...
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November 7, 2003

Kerry Takes Aim At Dean Over Gun Control Issue

After bagging a pair of pheasants on a much-publicized hunt in Iowa, Sen. John Kerry is drawing a bead on his party`s presidential front-runner, Howard Dean. He`s using an issue that`s...
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November 6, 2003

The NRA Stands Fast Against Lies

By NRA Second Vice President John Sigler. As a retired Delaware police captain and 2nd vice president of the National Rifle Association, I am always disheartened when I see lies...
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November 6, 2003

Assembly Passes Concealed Weapons Bill

The state Assembly early Thursday passed a controversial bill that would let adults 21 and older carry concealed weapons if they complete a firearm safety course, a change that would...
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November 6, 2003

Sunset of A Misfiring Gun Ban

In September 1994, President Clinton signed into law a bill euphemistically referred to as the "assault weapons ban." Because it was the last piece of controversial legislation passed...
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November 5, 2003

House OKs Dove-Hunting Bill

About 30 avid hunters waved orange caps Tuesday inside the state House chambers, showing thanks to the representatives who approved, 64-44, a bill to legalize mourning dove hunting...
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November 5, 2003

The Democrats` Assault (on) Weapons

To his leftist loyalists Kerry displayed his Marx-manship by mixing these hunter pictures with his usual sermon about how he had hunted since age 12 but never used an AK-47 assault...
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November 5, 2003

Arms Sales In The Cross Hairs--Renewed Efforts To Curb A Global Trade

LONDON, Concerns over arms proliferation have led three nongovernmental organizations to launch a campaign seeking to limit this trade. Amnesty International, Oxfam, and the International...
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November 4, 2003

Assaulting the Ban

In the gun control debate, labels are often misleading: The "assault weapon ban" is no different, conjuring up images of machine guns, a view encouraged by the news media, which typically...
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November 4, 2003

Senator Zell Miller Discusses Congress, Politics 2004 and Foreign Policy

Tim Russert interviews Democratic Senator Zell Miller of Georgia on his views of the Democrat Party, the upcoming election and other issues. (Interview starts about halfway down.)Read...
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November 4, 2003

British Government Hints At Lords Overrule On Hunting Bill

Faced with tough opposition in the upper chamber of the British Parliament, Prime Minister Tony Blair`s government has signaled that it will take advantage of a little-used law in order...
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November 3, 2003

Severity Of Utah Gun Laws Not Common Knowledge

Prosecutors in Utah have taken aim at gun violence for the past three years with Project Safe Neighborhoods, a national program that puts those who commit crimes with firearms behind...
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November 3, 2003

Shotgun in Hand, Kerry Defines His Gun-Control Stance

Senator John Kerry blasted away at Howard Dean on Friday, accusing him of currying favor with the National Rifle Association and opposing an assault-weapons ban that Mr. Kerry and other...
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October 31, 2003

Dean Walks a Tightrope Over Positions on Gun Control

Back when Howard Dean was running for governor of Vermont in 1992, he told the National Rifle Association in a signed questionnaire that he opposed any restrictions on private ownership...
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October 31, 2003

Clark Favors Gun Safety Locks

Wrapping up a two day trip through New Hampshire on Wednesday, retired General Wesley Clark said he favored safety locks on firearms as a general principle though he said he needed...
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October 31, 2003

Shoot To Eat

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October 30, 2003

Brown Gets Borked

Meet Janice Rogers Brown, the latest judicial nominee headed for a filibuster. Senate Democrats would have you believe this black seven-year veteran of California`s Supreme Court is...
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October 30, 2003

Lawsuits Against Gun Makers Are Misuse Of System, Spokesman Says

The judge who dismissed St. Louis` suit against gun manufacturers and dealers "recognized the wastefulness of politically oriented suits," an industry official said Tuesday. Fighting...
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October 30, 2003

Concealed Handgun Penalties Tough For Drinkers

A provision of Missouri`s new concealed-carry law increases the penalty for possession of a firearm while intoxicated, Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd said. Although on hold for...
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October 29, 2003

Britain The Most Violent Country In Western Europe

Britain has the worst record in western Europe for killings, violence and burglary and its citizens face one of the highest risks in the industrialised world of becoming victims of...
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October 29, 2003

Beware Insidious User Fees

My friend Garvey Winegar, the outdoors editor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, is worried about the financial affairs of his home state. Winegar and tens of thousands of his fellow outdoors...
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October 28, 2003

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Gun Industry

A St. Louis County judge has dismissed a lawsuit the city of St. Louis brought against the gun industry seeking reimbursement for costs associated with gun-related injuries.Read Original...
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October 28, 2003

Annapolis Weighs `Replica Gun` Ban

The Annapolis City Council still wants to ban toy guns in the city, but following an onslaught of national attention, the lawmaker responsible for the proposed law has made one change....
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October 28, 2003

New Science Curriculum Aims to Curb `Animal Rights` Influence

A new science-based educational curriculum has been launched to help elementary and middle school students appreciate the role of science in their lives and to counter the animal rights-based...
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October 27, 2003

Senate OKs Concealed Weapons

The state Senate voted overwhelmingly Friday to legalize the carrying of concealed handguns and other weapons, although the Senate Democratic leader warned that the expected veto of...
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October 27, 2003

Anti-Gun Activists Tout `Cure` for `NRA Mad Sheep Disease`

Angry that a bi-partisan group of 55 senators is cosponsoring legislation to prohibit lawsuits against gun makers and sellers for the actions of criminals, anti-gun activists swarmed...
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October 27, 2003

The Last Word: U.S. Gun-Control Laws Don`t Save Lives

Blessed are the experts who keep our complex hive buzzing - or most of the experts, much of the time. But these necessary specialists, in their noisy swarms, also can obscure social...
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October 24, 2003

A Menace Greater Than Any Bear

As hunt nears, a war of words has given way to vandalism, intimidation and sabotage In some quarters, the debate over New Jersey`s first black bear hunt in more than 30 years is...
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October 24, 2003

Ruling Is Expected Soon On Concealed Gun Law

After hearing hours of arguments Thursday, a St. Louis judge said he would rule soon on whether to permanently block the state`s new concealed weapons law. To read this story...
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October 24, 2003

Group Sues Metro Over Rule Banning Gun Carriers On Buses

The Texas State Rifle Association and Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to strike down a Metropolitan Transit Authority regulation banning people from...
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October 23, 2003

Ohio Senate`s President To Join Gun-Bill Talks

A bill that would let Ohioans carry concealed weapons took a step forward in the legislature this week when Senate President Doug White agreed to appoint himself and state Sen. Scott...
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October 23, 2003

Judge Will Hold Hearing Thursday On Concealed Guns

St. Louis Circuit Judge Steven Ohmer will hold a hearing Thursday on whether to permanently block the state from implementing its new concealed weapons law. To read this go to...
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October 23, 2003

Senate To Debate Rewritten Weapons Bill

Extensively rewritten by the Legislature`s Joint Finance Committee, a controversial proposal that would allow Wisconsin residents to carry concealed weapons is scheduled for debate...
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October 23, 2003

A Light Goes On At The CDC: No Escaping Gun-Control Reality

In a marvelous moment of candor, a federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) committee has reported that it cannot find any evidence that gun-control laws reduce violent crime. American...
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October 22, 2003

Ohio Senate Takes Steps To Iron Out Differences On Gun Bill

The Senate on October 21 took a step toward furthering negotiations over a bill allowing Ohioans to carry concealed handguns. Senate President Doug White, R-Manchester, agreed to name...
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October 22, 2003

NRA Brief Supports Missouri Carry Law

The National Rifle Association is trying to enter the court case over Missouri`s new concealed weapons law to argue that it does not violate the state`s constitution. A St. Louis circuit...
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