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September 10, 2003

Pilot To Passengers: "I`m Unarmed"

Suppose terrorists sneak aboard your flight. Perhaps they have failed to smuggle (conventional, metallic) weapons on board. What they do have are their intentions, their training, and...
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September 9, 2003

Justices Hear Vigorous Attacks On Campaign Finance Law

The new campaign finance law came under a strong attack at the Supreme Court September 8, with lawyers for the statute`s opponents warning that it would weaken the national political...
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September 9, 2003

Divorcing Voters Again

To supporters, the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform merely fills in the loopholes in previous campaign finance laws. Yet, like other government attempts at central planning the...
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September 9, 2003

Wal-Mart Won`t Sell Guns At St. Paul Store

Bowing to neighborhood concerns, Wal-Mart promised Friday not to sell guns and ammunition at its first St. Paul store, which will open next spring in the Midway area. "The concern was...
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September 8, 2003

Number Of Permits To Carry Gun Rises

There were 687 gun permits issued in Grant County in the first six months of this year, according to statistics from the Indiana State Police. That`s 17 more than were issued in all...
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September 8, 2003

McCain-Feingold And The First Amendment

Self-styled campaign reformers have been working overtime to limit political debate when it is most important (immediately preceding an election) and where it is most effective (on...
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September 8, 2003

Showdown Set Over Wisconsin Carry Legislation

Wisconsin, whose 130-year-old prohibition against carrying concealed weapons is one of the nation`s last, this week becomes the latest battleground over whether to allow its citizens...
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September 5, 2003

Estrada Withdraws Name From Court Consideration

Washington lawyer Miguel A. Estrada, the first Hispanic nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, withdrew his name from consideration yesterday after more than two...
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September 5, 2003

Estrada: A Wake-Up Call

Not only is this a sad day for Miguel and Laurie Estrada, but we have all let something unfortunate occur in Washington. We allowed the U.S. Senate to erect a "glass ceiling" in our...
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September 4, 2003

Candidates` Stances On Gun Issues Emerge

It is certainly no secret that the characters portrayed by movie actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the leading Republican candidate in the gubernatorial recall election, have an affinity...
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September 4, 2003

Clive Ponders Hunting Within City Limits

Clive leaders are expected to discuss tonight whether to allow shotgun hunting of Canada geese within the city limits. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has created an early...
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September 4, 2003

Hunters Take Aim At Geese In Cities

State wildlife officials hope a special hunt surrounding three of Iowa`s major metropolitan areas will take care of a fowl problem. Complaints about too many Canada geese at airports,...
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September 4, 2003

Disarming Pilots

Since November, when Congress approved the arming of airline pilots, fewer than 200 have been authorized to carry guns. Critics say the government is dragging its feet.Read Original...
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September 4, 2003

Trigger Unhappy

On 1,650 acres in north Phoenix is the Ben Avery Shooting Facility, a well-planned, clean, efficient and well-used collection of 35 gun and archery ranges. To some, it is a shooter`s...
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September 4, 2003

Hunting Program Seeks To Promote Family Time

Not long ago, New York Yankee outfielder David Dellucci and his father, Mike, went elk hunting in the "lush woodlands of north central Pennsylvania." With them went a few cameras to...
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September 3, 2003

Decision A Win For Gun Owners

In a victory for gun owners, the Michigan Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal of a lower court decision that cities can`t ban handguns from city halls, libraries and other public...
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September 3, 2003

P.C. Air Security

It has been almost two years since 9/11 and yet recent news headlines warn "Al Qaeda May Be Planning More Hijack Attacks." Unfortunately, our air-travel system is still very vulnerable...
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September 3, 2003

High Court Prepares For Campaign Finance Case

On Sept. 11, several weeks before its new term begins, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear four hours of oral arguments on the case challenging the constitutionality of the landmark Bipartisan...
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September 2, 2003

Bill To Allow RIght To Carry Has Chance

When constituents ask state Rep. Scott Gunderson if letting ordinary citizens carry concealed weapons would make Wisconsin a more dangerous place, he asks them if they`ve ever been...
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September 2, 2003

New Morning For Dove Hunters

After years of political battles, legal wrangling and controversy, the state`s first mourning dove hunt got under way a half-hour before sunrise. Across the state, hunters got their...
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September 2, 2003

Did Michael Moore Deceive Academy?

Michael Moore, winner of the 2002 Oscar for Best Documentary for his controversial "Bowling for Columbine," failed to meet submission requirements of the Academy of Motion Picture...
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September 2, 2003

Incarceration Brings Down Crime

A new report from the Justice Department is welcome ammunition for the growing debate over lengthy prison sentences for career criminals. Last year, according to the Bureau of Justice...
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September 2, 2003

The Anti-Dean

While Hillary Clinton swears she isn`t running for president, she certainly isn`t happy about Howard Dean becoming the Democratic frontrunner. The Clintons--along with Terry McAuliffe,...
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August 29, 2003

Schwarzenegger Lays Out Views on Issues

Arnold Schwarzenegger spelled out his views on issues ranging from abortion to taxes on talk shows Wednesday, bowing to weeks of criticism that the action star`s campaign has been all...
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August 29, 2003

Birds Aplenty Favor Getting Back In Hunt

The early birds are back - or at least most of them. After a scourge of drought that stifled much of Colorado`s upland game bird production, eager hunters can look forward to the...
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August 29, 2003

Proposal Aims To Add Days For Hunting Canada Geese

Under a proposal being floated across the Potomac by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Colorado waterfowl hunters would be able to pursue resident Canada geese 45 extra days during...
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August 29, 2003

Gun Control May Be Partially At Fault In Massacre

The tragic attack on August 27 at Windy City Core Supply left six people murdered. What can be learned from the attack? Acting Chicago Police Supt. Phil Cline was already being described...
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August 29, 2003

Governor Pataki Vetoes Preserve Hunting Ban

Excerpted from the New York Times: ALBANY: PATAKI VETOES HUNT BILL Gov. George E. Pataki said yesterday that he had vetoed a bill that would have banned "canned hunts," in which...
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August 29, 2003

Measure Would Oppose Concealed Arms

Conceding they are on the defensive, opponents of a bill that would liberalize the carrying of concealed weapons launched a campaign August 28 in Racine, Wis., that includes what might...
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August 29, 2003

"Fairness" In Sentencing

For more than two centuries, the political left has crusaded against the punishment of criminals. Anyone familiar with history can find 18th-century writers saying the same things that...
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August 29, 2003

Suspensions From School Rise Sharply

Increasing numbers of students in North Carolina schools are being suspended or expelled as a result of get-tough policies intended to keep schools safe. School leaders say the increases...
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August 29, 2003

Hillary For President

Senator John Kerry spent the weekend in the Hamptons gathering money for a presidential campaign. A good time was had by all, even if you heard the occasional grumble of, "What the...
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August 28, 2003

Fearful Residents Lock, Load

The recent rash of violent home invasion robberies frightens Modesto, Calif., residents, and it`s what finally will drive some people to buy guns--even people who were once anti-gun....
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August 28, 2003

Virginia Legislator Seeks AG Opinion On School Ban

State Sen. Kevin Miller (R-Harrisonburg) has written Virginia Attorney General Jerry Kilgore seeking the opinion after the Rockingham County School Board readopted a zero-tolerance...
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August 28, 2003

Harrison Ford Blasts Iraq Policy, Guns

While in Spain, a safe distance from his homeland, veteran actor Harrison Ford launched a broadside at US policy on Iraq, his country`s gun laws--and the film industry for producing...
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August 27, 2003

Future Gun Industry Lawsuits May Succeed

On July 21, U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein of Brooklyn, N.Y., dismissed the NAACP lawsuit against the gun industry, holding that the NAACP was not the proper plaintiff to advance...
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August 27, 2003

Pilots Upset About Slowness Of Gun Training

Pilots groups yesterday called on President Bush to order the Transportation Security Administration to move more quickly in arming airline pilots as a last line of defense against...
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