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May 9, 2003

Frist To Seek Rules Change To End Filibusters On Judges

Republicans plan to begin the process today of using their so-called "nuclear option" to end the Democratic filibusters of judicial nominees by changing Senate rules governing how many...
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May 8, 2003

1,600 Pages Of Confusion

A three-judge panel has produced opinions totaling 1,600 pages attempting to decipher the McCain-Feingold campaign regulation law and decide if it is compatible with this inconvenience...
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May 8, 2003

No Smoking Gun

In a Brooklyn federal court, the defense wrapped up its case in a lawsuit brought by the NAACP against Smith & Wesson, Glock, and dozens of other players in the firearm industry. Cherry-picking...
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May 8, 2003

Zero Tolerance, Zero Sense

"Eight years ago, when zero-tolerance fever was sweeping the nation, this editorial page supported strong rules against campus drugs and weapons but warned against blanket policies...
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May 8, 2003

Ammunition In The Cultural Wars

The culture wars have entered a new phase and the feds have the big guns. They`ve put the politically correct educationists on the run, overwhelming them with intellectual firepower,...
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May 7, 2003

New Deer Proposal Raises Fears On Spread Of Disease

A bill that would reclassify as livestock all deer on Iowa breeding farms and hunting preserves has touched off a debate over how best to monitor and control the potential spread of...
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May 7, 2003

Creek Shooting Range Gets New Lease On Life

Target shooters have dodged a very large bullet over the threatened closure of Cherry Creek Shooting Center, the only such facility still in operation in the Denver metro area.Read...
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May 7, 2003

Women With Guns Fight Back

Women need to defend themselves, especially single women or those with husbands overseas. And the media has a responsibility to discuss honestly the issue of gun ownership. The John...
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May 7, 2003

Defense Rests In NAACP Lawsuit Against Industry

Lawyers representing members of the firearm industry sued by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) rested their case after a week of testimony. Lawyers...
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May 6, 2003

British Government Says Burglars Need Protection

Government lawyers trying to keep the Norfolk farmer Tony Martin behind bars will tell a High Court judge that burglars are members of the public who must be protected from violent...
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May 6, 2003

Schumer`s Campaign Violations

New York Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer, an outspoken advocate of campaign-finance reform, has been hit with one of the biggest fines ever imposed on a member of Congress by the Federal...
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May 6, 2003

Carry Bill Passes Missouri House

The House gave final approval Monday to a bill allowing Missourians to carry concealed handguns, sending the measure to Gov. Bob Holden, who has promised to veto it. "It`s time that...
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May 6, 2003

Filibustering The Constitution

On May 6, Sen. John Cornyn, (R-Texas) and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee`s subcommittee on the Constitution, will convene a hearing on "Judicial Nominations, Filibusters,...
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May 6, 2003

Social Shooting Events Attract The Gun-Curious

At the West Side Rifle & Pistol Range, Manhattan`s only private firing range, the bangs of gunfire are sounds of recreation. Located in the basement of a Chelsea office building, the...
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May 5, 2003

Senate Passes Concealed-Guns Bill

Supporters of a bill that would allow Missourians to carry concealed guns forced the measure to Senate passage Friday by employing a rarely used procedure. After more than 11 hours...
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May 5, 2003

Panel Upends Campaign Finance

A federal panel has struck down or rewrote most of the campaign finance reform law signed into law last year. "As it stands, this decision creates a favored, privileged category of...
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May 5, 2003

Gun Control Advocates` Credibility On Line

Gun control advocates should fear the new handgun carry law, but not for the reason that most people think. The law allows trained, law-abiding citizens to carry concealed handguns...
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May 5, 2003

Gun Firms On Verge Of Winning New Clout

The gun industry, demonstrating its resurgent influence over Washington politics, is on the cusp of convincing President Bush and Congress to protect it from pending and future lawsuits....
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May 5, 2003

Cincinnati Gun Suit Dropped: Good Riddance

"Cincinnati`s decision this week to drop its 4-year-old lawsuit against gun manufacturers was a good if inevitable move. We only wish they`d pulled the plug on it earlier," says the...
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May 2, 2003

"Exile" Applied To Lawbreakers

In his State of the State address, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. said: "As long as gun-toting criminals roam our streets and communities, no one is safe. It`s time to bring Project Exile...
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May 2, 2003

Animal Rights Leader Wants To Be Barbequed

Ingrid Newkirk, president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), says she has drawn up a will directing that her flesh be barbecued and her skin used to make leather...
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May 1, 2003

Gun Control Plan Given Slim Chance In Senate

A Democrat`s bill that would link stricter gun laws to national security concerns appears dead on arrival in the Senate, a fact that some see as evidence of the decline of the gun-control...
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May 1, 2003

Ferndale Gun Ban Blocked

A state court has said Ferndale, Mich., officials can`t keep gun owners from carrying their firearms into libraries, city halls and other municipal buildings. The ruling gives a victory...
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May 1, 2003

Turning Judicial Activism On Its Head

"The New York Times in yet another editorial rant against a Bush federal judge nominee shows why we cannot entrust the Constitution to liberals. They view it not as an institutional...
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April 30, 2003

Ballistic Imaging: Not Ready For Prime Time

Following the sniper attacks in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia in the early fall of 2002, gun control advocates intensified their demands that the federal government develop...
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April 30, 2003

Drop Gun Suit, City of Cincinnati Advised

Lawyer Stanley M. Chesley told Cincinnati City Council on Tuesday that he could not justify moving forward with the city`s 4-year-old lawsuit against the gun industry, dealing a major...
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April 30, 2003

Legal Guns Won`t Increase Illegal Gun Violence

Most of what the opponents said about the conceal-and-carry permit, and how they dressed while saying it, did not make sense. More than a few of the elected worthies wore bulletproof...
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April 30, 2003

Pro-Gun Women Allege Set-up by `John Walsh Show`

Two women who are victims of prior criminal assaults and a representative of a pro-gun women`s organization claim they were set up by the John Walsh Show on Tuesday`s episode, which...
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April 30, 2003

Concealed-Weapons Permits: Classes For Gun Owners Fill Up

Olmsted County Sheriff Steve Borchardt was cooling down from his 6 a.m. run in Rochester Tuesday when a neighbor pulled up in his pickup truck to ask how he could get his gun permit. The...
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April 29, 2003

Conceal-Carry Becomes Law

It took the longest debate in memory on the floor of the Minnesota Senate, but a bill to make permits to carry handguns in public available to more people gained final legislative approval...
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April 29, 2003

Lautenberg Will Fight Immunity For Gun Industry

U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., is gearing up for another battle with the National Rifle Association. At a press conference outside the U.S. District Courthouse in Camden on...
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April 28, 2003

Heston Says Famous Line Final Time as NRA President

Charlton Heston ended his term as president of the National Rifle Association Saturday the same way he began it, declaring his devotion to the Second Amendment and his love for the...
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April 28, 2003

Gun Registry Unites Tory Rivals

Progressive Conservative leadership candidates yesterday differed on regional development grants, Air Canada and the Iraqi war--but were in solid agreement that the gun registry should...
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April 28, 2003

Pawlenty Defends `Concealed Carry` Law

Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Friday tried to reassure Minnesotans that they wouldn`t be in greater danger if, as expected, he signs into law a bill that would allow more people to carry loaded,...
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April 25, 2003

Heston`s Tenure As NRA Head Ends

Charlton Heston brought more than passion as president of the National Rifle Association: His celebrity helped amplify the group`s gun-rights message and put supporters in Congress...
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