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August 4, 2003

Tiahrt Amendment Irks Anti-Gun Groups

As the clock ran down on the House of Representatives before it adjourned for its August recess, Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-Kans.), introduced an amendment to the 2004 funding bill for the...
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August 4, 2003

In Sun Belt Politicians Vie For NASCAR Dads

In 2000, it was soccer moms. Today, the demographic that`s most in demand by political strategists converges at racetracks Sunday afternoons to whoop, holler and shake a fist at the...
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August 1, 2003

Why The Media Don`t Cover Good News Stories About Guns

People fear guns. And with so many horrific news stories about gun crimes, it is hard to expect them to feel otherwise. True, guns make it easier for bad things to happen, but they...
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August 1, 2003

The Why Of Gun Ownership

Something happened in Buffalo, New York, late last year that contradicts the propaganda of those who support "gun control"—the control of law-abiding people who wish to own a gun for...
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August 1, 2003

At What Cost?

Just like the government`s original "sky marshal" program was allowed to slide into near oblivion in the years leading up to the September 11 terrorist attacks, once again all the posturing...
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August 1, 2003

The Ugly American In The Shadows

The Ugly American, like the wicked witch, is dying and almost gone, a fading memory of the Cold War. He was a caricature mostly of European snobbery, the uncultured tourist in a Hawaiian...
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July 31, 2003

Blame Maryland And Virginia For Bad Guys In D.C.

The gun-control debate is being resurrected in the District because of the legal action of six residents who contend they would feel safer in their homes if they were permitted to own...
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July 31, 2003

Hoeffel Continues Push To Regulate Antique Gun Purchases

Democrat Joseph M. Hoeffel, III, who represents Pennsylvania`s 13th District, said July 28 he has reintroduced a bill that would place such weapons under the Gun Control Act of 1968....
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July 31, 2003

Michael Moore, Humbug

Recently a wealthy Chicago couple named Drobney announced their plan to bankroll a left-wing talk radio station. They needn’t bother: the Left already has a multimedia star-and even...
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July 31, 2003

Making And Faking The News That Fits

Say what you want about the New York Times, but it still makes more news than any other paper in the U.S. By this, I don`t mean in the sense of printing the news, as other papers do,...
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July 30, 2003

U.S. Senate Bill Would Protect Your Gun Rights

Are you willing to spend a buck on a phone call to save your gun rights? Don`t believe that your call can`t make a difference, and don`t believe that gun ownership and the right to...
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July 30, 2003

Another Firearms Law Bites The Dust

When will the foolishness cease? Junk lawsuits attempt--and sometimes succeed--in punishing a restaurant when a patron spills hot coffee in her lap; in tapping the deep pockets of tobacco...
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July 29, 2003

Frivolous Lawsuits

In Brooklyn, U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein dismissed a lawsuit brought by the NAACP against gun makers, ruling that the group showed handgun retailers were careless, but failed...
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July 29, 2003

Judicial Foolishness

Two months ago, the NAACP suffered an embarrassing defeat in a U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, where a federal jury rejected a lawsuit filed by the organization blaming gun manufacturers...
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July 29, 2003

Protect The Cockpit At All Costs

Shoot to kill replaces negotiation as mantra for pilots training to use handguns. "It`s a decision I would have to live with because I could not allow someone to take over the aircraft...
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July 29, 2003

Number Of Prisoners Rises As Crime Drops

America`s prison population in 2002 of more than 2.1 million represented a 2.6% increase over 2001, according to a report released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Preliminary FBI...
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July 29, 2003

Supreme Court Independence By The Numbers

Mathematician Lawrence Sirovich, of Mount Sinai School of Medicine`s Laboratory of Applied Mathematics, stepped into the debate on how the Supreme Court makes decisions last month,...
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July 29, 2003

When It`s O-K To Shoot To Protect Yourself And Your Family

There`s debate into when it`s O-K to shoot to protect yourself and your family after a recent rash of shootings involving homeowners. One deadly robbery started at the Union Planters...
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July 29, 2003

A loaded question

Businesses wonder what burden they`ll shoulder if gun bill is revived The last thing many business owners want in their shops is someone else`s gun. In September, Missouri state...
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July 29, 2003

No-Weapons Zone

Colorado`s new concealed-carry firearm legislation has dramatically expanded the right of individuals to carry handguns. As a result, Colorado employers are confronted with a number...
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July 28, 2003

Brady Gun Report Called Misleading

Federal officials have called misleading a report by a national gun-control group that lists 10 gun dealers, including one in Chesterfield County, among the nation`s worst in selling...
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July 28, 2003

Federal Program Aims At Reducing Gun Crime

President Bush has made gun crime reduction his top domestic criminal justice initiative. The primary vehicle for combating it is a program called “Project Safe Neighborhoods.”Read...
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July 28, 2003

City Hall`s Gun Folly

After the recent shooting at city hall in New York City, banning citizens with guns from public areas seems more necessary than ever. Yet, many other city halls across the country take...
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July 28, 2003

NRA Leaders To Sign Books At Camp Perry

Several National Rifle Association of American officers will hold book signings for "NRA--An American Legend," in conjunction with the NRA National Rifle & Pistol Matches. "NRA--An...
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July 25, 2003

Getting Ready For The Hunt

Preparation, physical conditioning key to having a successful season Any good hunter knows the secret to a successful hunting experience is largely determined by how ready he or...
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July 25, 2003

Litigation Without Justification Is Tyranny

The NAACP this week did not distinguish itself in the advancement of black Americans, or any Americans, for that matter. Instead it became the latest in a long list of losers—liberal...
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July 25, 2003

Gun Shop Suing To Stay in Minneapolis

Mark Koscielski says he knows south Minneapolis as only a lifelong resident can. He and his business partner, Barbara Bergstrom, have driven the city twice, armed with $1,400 in customized...
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July 25, 2003

Global Gun Control

On July 23rd, Brazil`s Senate approved a controversial bill to ban almost everyone other than the security forces from carrying guns and sent it to the Congress`s other house, the Chamber...
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July 24, 2003

Pryor`s Religion Triggers Debate

A judicial confirmation hearing July 23 turned into a rancorous debate between Democrats and Republicans over whether it`s possible for a devout Catholic to be confirmed to the federal...
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July 24, 2003

Recall Of Davis Qualifies For Fall Ballot

The drive to remove Gov. Gray Davis from office qualified for the ballot Wednesday, clearing the way for a campaign unlike any other in California history. Barring intervention by the...
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July 24, 2003

House Votes To Prevent Change In Media Rule

The House voted July 23 to block the Federal Communications Commission from imposing rules allowing the nation`s biggest broadcasting companies to buy more TV stations, setting up a...
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July 23, 2003

Lawsuit Targets Sunday Hunting Bans

The state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is taking aim at Sunday hunting bans. The group filed a lawsuit Monday asking the Ritchie Circuit Court to declare voter-approved...
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July 23, 2003

Firearms In The Capital City

Democrats are hoping that gun control won`t be an issue in next year`s presidential election. Gun control is a loser at the polls, and Democrats know it, even if they are loath to admit...
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July 23, 2003

The Issue Isn`t Gun Control But State Control

The sea to sea rally of Canada`s Unregistered Firearms Owners Association (CUFOA) has been underway for about a month. It started on June 27 in Saskatoon, and has by now pretty much...
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