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May 29, 2003

Gun Applicants Pack Iron Wills

On the first day of Minnesota`s new handgun permit law, some people said they needed guns for safety. The permit applicants were mostly men, but from many walks of life—a young military...
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May 29, 2003

Press Credibility Erosion Factors

"The Jayson Blair scandal at the New York Times has engendered more commentary than any similar press scandal I can recall," writes Bruce Bartlett. "In part, this is due to the gross...
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May 29, 2003

Clinton The Hoover

Bill, Hillary and the Democrats` political vacuum: The Clintons are back--but then they never really left. More than two years after Bill and Hillary departed the White House with controversies...
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May 28, 2003

Success In Kansas Helps "Pass It On" Program Expand To Other States

Kansas kids in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program won`t be the only ones enjoying the great outdoors this fall and winter. A $250,000 grant from the National Shooting Sports Foundation...
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May 28, 2003

Ready, Amen, Fire: Clerics Are Splitting Hairs

A group of churches has filed a lawsuit trying to block or end or undermine or undo the conceal and carry permit law that goes into effect today. I don`t know what they are trying to...
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May 28, 2003

`Conceal-Carry` Gun Law Takes Effect Today

On the eve of Minnesota`s entry into a new era of expanded handgun rights, Republican leaders pushed Tuesday for a one-word change in the rules for barring legal pistol-packers from...
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May 28, 2003

With Feingold, Others Torn, Assault Gun Ban May Expire

A decade ago, Senate Democrat Russ Feingold backed the assault weapon ban signed into law by President Clinton. But today his vote to preserve the ban is uncertain. "I`m going to give...
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May 28, 2003

Pawlenty Urges Quick Fix To Handgun Law

Gov. Tim Pawlenty said Tuesday he supports changing Minnesota`s new handgun law to make it easier for churches and businesses to keep guns off their premises. But the process promises...
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May 28, 2003

Fretting Over U.S. Data Collection

Efforts are under way within the federal government to use computer technology to probe databases for information about possible terrorist activities. The Pentagon took the spotlight...
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May 28, 2003

AP To Feed Networks Election Tallies

The old Voter News Service that caused such a ruckus in the 2000 presidential election has been reinvented. Five television networks have signed agreements with the Associated Press...
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May 27, 2003

Denver Mayor Takes Stand Against Gun Rights

Plenty of bad things happen in even seemingly quiet, safe neighborhoods. That`s one reason why Colorado just enacted a statute that makes it easier for law-abiding citizens to get a...
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May 27, 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 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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