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October 21, 2003

Zero-Tolerance Gun Policy Runs Counter To Gun-Safety Classes At School

When Nick Ziegeweid signed up for a firearms safety course at Winona Middle School earlier this fall, he was told to bring his shotgun. Better to learn how to handle the equipment he`d...
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October 21, 2003

Articles Show Trend Toward Gun Control

Ordinarily, I wouldn`t write about the United Nations in an outdoor column such as this. I want to tell you about two articles from widely differing sources concerning the same topic...
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October 21, 2003

Concealed Carry Input Sought By Ziegelbauer

Bob Ziegelbauer isn’t sure how he will vote Thursday on the “Personal Protection Act — Concealed Carry Proposal.” “This is not a show vote. I believe there are enough votes in the...
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October 20, 2003

Time to Terminate Ecoterrorism

On September 11, 2001, as the nation reeled in the aftermath of the terrorist bombings in New York and Washington, another terrorist news event got buried. The Animal Liberation Front...
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October 20, 2003

Daschle Joins Move to Shoot Down Some Liability of Gun Merchants

The National Rifle Association has found an influential ally in Senate Minority Leader Thomas A. Daschle (D-S.D.), who introduced an amendment to legislation that would protect gun...
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October 20, 2003

Congress Addresses Gun Ban in D.C.

Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) have introduced similar legislation in Congress that would reestablish the Second Amendment right to bear arms for the citizens of...
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October 17, 2003

Democrats Rethink Gun-Control Stance

Democrats have recognized that the Party`s support for gun laws has hurt them at the ballot box. They are now looking to change that image, but, as this story shows, they simply want...
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October 17, 2003

University of Utah Gun Ban Back In Court

The battle over guns on the University of Utah campus has returned to the courtroom. The Utah Attorney General`s Office on Thursday filed a notice of appeal in the case, which was dismissed...
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October 17, 2003

Gun Control or Gun Safety: What`s the Difference?

Old tricks. New phrases. Same agenda. In the beginning, gun-ban organizations were very forthright in their intentions to ban the private ownership of firearms by U.S. citizens....
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October 16, 2003

Prairie Chicken Hunt Is First In 6 Decades

Few Minnesotans are alive who remember the state`s last prairie chicken hunt, in 1942 -- a year when 58,000 of the birds were killed, down from a peak of more than 328,000 in 1923. Now,...
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October 16, 2003

Senators Join Forces To Roll Back Parts Of Patriot Act

A bipartisan group of lawmakers and advocacy groups have formed a "Coalition of Conscience" to roll back sections of the Patriot Act they say encroach on civil liberties.Read Original...
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October 16, 2003

Group Threatens Lawsuit Against U.S. Park Service

An animal-rights group is threatening to sue the National Park Service for adopting an “interim final rule” last month allowing hunting to continue in the New River Gorge National River...
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October 16, 2003

Judge Bows Out On Guns In Schools

Citing irreparable damage to the public`s trust caused by challenges to his impartiality by Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and a state senator, 3rd District Judge Robert Hilder...
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October 16, 2003

Jailhouse vote: President Gore?

The Republican Party`s tough-on-crime position may be paying off in unexpected ways: A recent review of U.S. elections concluded that if felons could vote, Al Gore would be in the White...
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October 15, 2003

Concealed Weapons Bill Gathers Force

Although one Democrat on the committee voted against the bill and another Democrat hadn`t voted by the end of the day Monday, Senate Bill 214 is expected to reach the Senate floor next...
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October 15, 2003

Gun Rights Advocates Take Aim at Concealed Carry Bans

After victories in five states already this year, concealed carry advocates are turning their attention to the handful of remaining states that continue to prohibit gun owners from...
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October 14, 2003

Concealed-Carry Allies Take To The Streets

Evelyn Fedele knows she doesn’t always work in the safest neighborhoods. Ms. Fedele, 47, was one of about 150 residents from across the region who strapped on their personal handguns...
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October 14, 2003

Gun culture: `Independent` Survey Uncovers 109 Incidents Just This Week

Anti-gun crime tactics deployed by Scotland Yard specialists are to be deployed throughout the country in an attempt to curb the burgeoning menace of firearms and gang warfare.Read...
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October 14, 2003

New Al Gore TV Hopes To Avoid `Liberal` Label

Former Vice President Al Gore and a group of investors have plans to launch an all-news channel, but it won`t be a liberal alternative to Fox News. Instead, it will be aimed at the...
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October 13, 2003

Permit Seekers Continue Training Despite Order Blocking Concealed Carry Gun Law

Some Missouri residents continued training Saturday to carry concealed weapons under the state`s new law despite a St. Louis judge`s order that blocked the measure. Daylong courses...
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October 13, 2003

Gun Advocates See Window For Change In 2004

Gun rights advocates think 2004 will be the year they can remove the state`s ban on carrying concealed weapons. But they must overcome opposition from the governor`s office, a political...
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October 13, 2003

Project Exile And Its Enemies

In an interview with The Washington Times on Friday, a spokesman for Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich denied that the administration has decided not to ask the General Assembly to approve...
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October 10, 2003

Fewer Guns, More Death

Gun-control enthusiasts in the United States and western Europe have a lot to answer for on the heels of two reports last week that prove, beyond a doubt, the barbaric lunacy of ensuring...
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October 10, 2003

GOP Senator`s Bill Seeks Protection For Gun Makers

After years of fending off lawsuits, firearms makers appear close to getting Congress to protect them from lawsuits seeking to bankrupt them by make them pay damages for gun crimes.Read...
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October 10, 2003

NRA`s LaPierre Slams `Phony` Anti-Gun Propaganda

National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre told a New York audience over the weekend that bogus research touted by the Clinton administration was responsible...
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October 10, 2003

Gun Control`s Shaky Empirical Foundation

In November 1988, The New England Journal of Medicine published a study that noted Seattle`s homicide rate was higher than Vancouver`s and attributed the difference to stricter gun...
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October 9, 2003

Deal Reached On Districts

Texas House and Senate negotiators reached an agreement in principle yesterday to redraw the state`s congressional boundaries, settling a dispute among Republican lawmakers, Lt. Gov....
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October 9, 2003

Lawsuit Isn`t Likely To Dampen Concealed Gun Growth

Bart Westerman recalled two couples entering his Springfield gun shop this week seeking firearms they could eventually carry concealed. One wanted a pistol for the woman, who worked...
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October 8, 2003

Concealed Carry Law Is Near, And So Is Suit

Missouri gun-control advocates plan to file a lawsuit as early as today, hoping to block the new law allowing residents to carry concealed weapons.Read Original at: Kansas City Star...
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October 8, 2003

Animal-Righters Stop Hunt

People in the animal rights movement are all smiles these days. Bambi huggers everywhere are elated over a decision by a sympathetic Massachusetts judge who stopped a decades-old pheasant...
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October 8, 2003

More Churches Challenge Gun Law

A group of more than two dozen churches filed suit Tuesday to have Minnesota`s new handgun carry law overturned, contending it infringes on religious freedoms guaranteed in the state...
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October 7, 2003

Gun Bans Don`t Work

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study last week that states there is no evidence to prove gun-control laws are effective in preventing violence. No kidding....
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October 7, 2003

Gun Advocates Tout CDC Report, Say It Proves Their Point

Second Amendment supporters Monday praised the report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which indicated that there is no conclusive proof gun control laws are...
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October 7, 2003

Gun Crime Spreads `Like A Cancer` Across Britain

As the number of weapons on the streets grows and shootings become the norm, gun law is back at the top of the political agenda. It was hoped the measure would reduce the number...
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October 6, 2003

Supreme Court Has Addressed Gun-Related Issues, Author Says

The U.S. Supreme Court has spoken on the Second Amendment and issues related to the constitutionally recognized right of individual citizens to keep and bear arms more times than most...
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October 6, 2003

Trend In Concealed Gun Laws: Conceal Who Has Permits

Missouri`s new law, enacted when the Legislature overrode Gov. Bob Holden`s veto last month, bars identification of concealed weapons permit holders -- even though separate applications...
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October 6, 2003

Dean`s Gun Stance Draws Rep. Kennedy`s Ire

Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.) scolded Democratic presidential hopeful Howard Dean for his friendly relations with the National Rifle Association during a Capitol Hill rally last...
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October 3, 2003

CDC: Impact Of Gun Laws Cloudy

The jury is still out on whether gun control laws reduce violence, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It`s certainly a quantum leap in the right...
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October 3, 2003

New Gun Rights Novel Is One-Sided

Balance of Power exhibits many of the narrative skills that have made Richard North Patterson such a popular novelist. Unfortunately, however, his portrayal of the gun issue is so one-sided...
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