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May 27, 2003

School Shooting Film Takes Top Prize in Cannes

A film that climaxes in a massacre at a school in America has won the Palme d`Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Gus Van Sant, the director of Elephant, said his inspiration was a 1989...
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May 23, 2003

Encounter Sharpens Bear Hunt Debate

Both sides in the debate over New Jersey`s proposed bear hunt clashed during a public hearing last night in Trenton, just two days after a black bear was killed after it swatted a Sparta...
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May 23, 2003

Hitler`s Control

This week`s CBS miniseries "Hitler: The Rise of Evil" tries to explain the conditions that enabled a manifestly evil and abnormal individual to gain total power and to commit mass murder....
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May 23, 2003

No Rational Family Should Be Without The Best Gun To Defend Its Home

Police forces deter crime merely in the general sense and only infrequently are able to prevent specific acts of violence. Thus, no rational family should be without a weapon, secure...
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May 22, 2003

Pattern Of Deceit Is Deeper Than Times Wants To Admit

The New York Times has suffered a major black eye with revelations that one of its reporters made up events, facts, or engaged in plagiarizism some 50 times. Yet, the Times has won...
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May 22, 2003

Voinovich Backs Bill To Protect Gunmaker

Sen. George V. Voinovich (R-Ohio) became the 53rd member of the Senate to co-sponsor the bill that would provide the nation`s gun manufacturers with broad protection from lawsuits....
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May 22, 2003

Gun Law Lies In the Major Media

The media has made an incredible amount of noise about how a New York Times reporter pilfered other writer`s material and made up outright fabrications in a whole series of news stories...
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May 22, 2003

The Great Media Gulp

The future formation of American public opinion has fallen into the lap of an ambitious 36-year-old lawyer whose name you never heard. On June 2, after deliberations conducted behind...
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May 22, 2003

America`s Next Great Newspaper

A great democracy like ours deserves a first-rate newspaper of record. And the New York Times isn`t it. Conservatives, populists, humorists, smart alecks, men and women of good will...
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May 21, 2003

Expected Flood Of Gun Permits A Trickle

Fifteen people applied for concealed weapons permits in Denver on Monday, the second day the city accepted applications in compliance with a new state law. Denver officials had...
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May 21, 2003

No Reason To Extend Meaningless Assault Weapon Ban

Only in Washington would it be considered imperative to extend legislation precisely because it`s been so ineffectual. Such is the logic behind a Democratic push to prevent the assault...
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May 21, 2003

Dead On Arrival

The first thing you have to understand about proposed gun legislation in Washington is that it isn`t necessarily proposed to get passed. Not when it can be used as voter bait during...
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May 21, 2003

Laws Don`t Stop Terrorists

"Witness the silly desperation of what`s left of Washington`s gun-hating gang," writes NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre. "In a last-ditch anti-gun Hail Mary, Sen. Frank Lautenberg...
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May 20, 2003

CNN Rapped Over Gun Segment

CNN has found itself the target of criticism for misleading viewers about the types of weapons prohibited by a federal law due to expire next year. Two CNN broadcasts last week, which...
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May 20, 2003

An Assault On Common Sense

Only in Washington would it be considered imperative to extend legislation precisely because it`s been so ineffectual. Such is the logic behind a Democratic push to prevent the assault-weapons...
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May 20, 2003

Author Accuses Media of Intentional Bias Against Guns

The author of the most comprehensive and controversial research on civilian use of firearms against criminals defended his latest work in Washington on Monday. Dr. John Lott is an...
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May 19, 2003

Junk Science And The NAACP

In a blow to anti-gun advocates, a federal jury in Brooklyn on May 14 rejected a lawsuit filed by the NAACP blaming gun manufacturers and distributors for gun violence in minority neighborhoods....
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May 19, 2003

Illinois Senate Rejects Daley`s Gun Plan

Despite the Democratic takeover of the Senate, the Illinois Senate on May 16 rejected a key piece of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley`s anti-gun legislation that would have restricted a...
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May 19, 2003

Surrendering Handguns In Australia

New handgun restrictions have been introduced in Queensland parliament. Police Minister Tony McGrady said an amnesty for the surrendering of handguns would be in place from July 1 to...
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May 19, 2003

With Gun Control, America Could Be More Like Mexico

" One of the other things I did on my vacation was to ride my motorcycle around southern Arizona," writes columnist Paul Carpenter. "In the border towns of Nogales and Douglas, the...
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May 19, 2003

PETA`s Pecking Orders

In its latest grab for publicity, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals threatened to picket "The Producers" in Los Angeles because star Jason Alexander moonlights for Kentucky...
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May 16, 2003

House Undecided On Gun Ban Extension

Speaker J. Dennis Hastert said today that House leaders had not decided whether to allow a vote on extending a ban on assault weapons that is scheduled to expire next year. "That bill...
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May 16, 2003

How Ford Foundation Funds The Left

One of the disturbing realities in American society today is that the Ford Foundation which is supposed to represent the love of America and of American values, finances the far Left....
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May 15, 2003

Gun Lawsuit Ban Clears Legislature

The House of Representatives took final legislative action aimed at stopping St. Louis city`s lawsuit against the firearms industry over the social costs of gun violence.Read Original...
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May 15, 2003

Jury Says Gunmakers Not Liable For Gun Violence

A federal jury in Brooklyn found that the marketing practices of 45 gun manufacturers and distributors were not responsible for fostering gun violence in minority communities in New...
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May 15, 2003

The British Gun Closet

"When I arrived in London," writes David Kopel, "I expected to find a very depressing situation for gun rights, as the formerly robust British right-to-arms is nearing extinction. Yet...
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May 15, 2003

There Are No Gun-Free Safe Zones

The recent attack at Case Western Reserve University left one person murdered and two injured. What can be learned? Some take the attack as confirmation that guns should be banned from...
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May 15, 2003

New York Times Editor Accepts Blame For Fraud

The executive editor of the New York Times told a town-hall-style meeting of newsroom staff members May 14 that he accepted blame for the breakdown of communication and oversight that...
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May 14, 2003

Firearm Industry Wins Major Victory In NAACP Case

A twelve-member advisory jury in the NAACP`s lawsuit against the firearm industry today exonerated manufacturers and distributors with a decision that found unanimously for 38 of the...
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May 14, 2003

GOP Will Let Gun Ban Expire

The Republican-controlled House will not renew the federal ban on Uzis and other semiautomatic weapons, a key leader said yesterday, dealing a significant blow to the campaign to clamp...
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May 14, 2003

Democrats Eye Filibuster On Gun Bill

Democratic senators say they`ll attempt a filibuster to defeat a bill to prohibit lawsuits against gun manufacturers and distributors. Will Hart, spokesman for the bill`s chief sponsor,...
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May 14, 2003

Supreme Court Refuses Stay On Campaign Financing

The Supreme Court has declined to intervene to block part of a lower court`s ruling on the new campaign-finance law, but the court is still expected to consider the case. Chief Justice...
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May 14, 2003

Ohio Justice Sues New York Times Over Story

The New York Times and a state Supreme Court justice went to court May 12 over an article involving a lawsuit filed by the son of Dr. Sam Sheppard. In opening statements in U.S. District...
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May 13, 2003

The Gun Control Debate

President Bush recently received rave reviews from what appeared an unlikely source — gun control organizations. Staking out a clear position over a year before the expiration of the...
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May 13, 2003

Disney To Back Michael Moore Film

A film on the Sept. 11 attacks by Michael Moore that criticizes President Bush has won short-term backing from Miramax Film Corp., a unit of Walt Disney Co., a source familiar with...
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May 13, 2003

Missouri Right-To-Carry

On May 5 the Missouri legislature overwhelmingly passed right-to-carry legislation, but Gov. Holden has threatened a veto. "A Holden veto would not only be bad for Missourians and bad...
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May 12, 2003

The real point of the `assault weapon` law

The anti-gun lobby decided to target firearms that look like military weapons for tactical reasons. As the VPC`s Josh Sugarmann observed in 1988, "The weapons` menacing looks, coupled...
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