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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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August 27, 2003

Program Teaches Women To Handle Guns

When most women stare down the barrel of a gun at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility outside Phoenix, they are totally fixated on the centers of paper targets mounted on a large slab of...
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August 27, 2003

NASCAR: Engine Of Change

NASCAR revels in its throwback authenticity. Races showcase muscular patriotism, grease-filled masculinity, fast cars and the unembarrassed invocation of God. All that goes down very...
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August 26, 2003

More Local Merchants Armed And Alarmed

While handgun sales have been in a decline since 1994—discounting a spike for the few months following September 11—recent data shows that handgun sales rose to 1.3 million units in...
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August 26, 2003

Liberty, Safety & The Second Amendment

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."--Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759. And yet...
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August 25, 2003

Report Of Bear Attack Stirs Up An Old Conflict

Two weeks ago, an 18-year-old woman told state wildlife officials a black bear chased and tackled her while she was on a hike in Sussex County. Then the real fighting began.Read Original...
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August 25, 2003

Legislators Rip Plans To Revamp State Agency

The Joint Budget Committee issued a sharp rebuke to the state Department of Natural Resources on Thursday over a controversial efficiency study that hopes to identify $15 million to...
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August 25, 2003

4-H Shooting Program Hits The Mark

Record number of kids expected for state tourney By GARY GARTH The Kentucky 4-H Shooting Sports program began in 1988 with a handful of instructors and a single overriding goal:...
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August 25, 2003

Pilots to Feds: Arm Us Faster

Several pilot groups demanding the federal government step up Federal Flight Deck Officer training so more crews can fly armed are planning demonstrations at airports around the nation...
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August 25, 2003

Doctors Refuse To Vet Gun Licenses

Thousands of doctors in Canada are refusing to fill out medical fitness forms for people trying to get gun licenses, fearing they could face violent retribution if unstable patients...
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August 25, 2003

Let Dove Hunt Begin, Wisconsin High Court Says

The Wisconsin Supreme Court rejected a request August 22 to delay the start of Wisconsin`s first-ever mourning dove hunt while it reviews a larger question over whether officials have...
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August 25, 2003

Council Seeks To Toughen Gun Laws

In the aftermath of the shooting last month of Councilman James E. Davis, the City Council is pushing ahead with several changes in New York City`s gun-control laws that would make...
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August 25, 2003

South Philadelphian Named To Game Commission

The nasty rumors about the governor`s newest appointee to the Pennsylvania Game Commission are true: Gregory J. Isabella is not a lifelong hunter. Isabella learned to shoot in the Navy...
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August 25, 2003

U.S. Demanding Biometric Technology In Passports

Biometric technology that scans faces, fingerprints or other physical characteristics to confirm people`s identities is about to get its biggest, most public test: at U.S. border checkpoints....
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August 22, 2003

Half-Cocked: Why Most Of What You See In The Media About Guns Is Wrong

"I often give talks to audiences explaining that research by me and others shows that guns are used much more often to fend off crimes than to commit them,` write John R. Lott, Jr....
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August 22, 2003

Lobbying Fierce On Concealed Weapons Veto Vote

Less than three weeks before Missouri lawmakers meet for their veto session, interest groups are zeroing in on a few senators pivotal to the fate of a concealed-weapons bill.Read Original...
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August 22, 2003

Schwarzenegger Chided On Gun Control

Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Thursday called for California Republican gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger to renounce the assault weapons he has brandished on the screen, saying...
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August 22, 2003

Felon Jailed For Attempting To Buy A Gun

A "borderline mentally retarded" ex-con with none felony convictions has been sentenced to six years, five months in prison by a federal judge in Philadelphia for trying to buy a handgun...
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August 21, 2003

Targeting Speech Codes On Campus

Hallelujah. Someone in authority is finally fighting back against political correctness. The Bush administration has warned campus thought-control bullies that it is monitoring their...
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August 21, 2003

Gun Advocates Question State Fair`s Gun Ban

When the Minnesota State Fair opens August 21, visitors will see signs at entrances banning guns from the fairgrounds. Gun rights advocates say the fair has no legal authority under...
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August 21, 2003

Disabilities And Illness Mere Obstacles In Special Hunt

For each of the past three years, Buckmasters, an Alabama-based organization of deer hunters, has hosted about a dozen hunters who are either physically disabled or seriously ill. The...
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August 20, 2003

Study Finds "Forgotten" High Court Gun Cases

A six-year study of Supreme Court cases has found scores of "forgotten decisions" affecting the constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Titled Supreme Court Gun Cases, the study...
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August 20, 2003

Defense Of Self, Family A Personal Duty

I am a fairly normal guy. I love to eat barbecue, I pay taxes, I vote. I`d like to take my wife out more often (to eat barbecue), I attend church and I`m a baseball fan--just like many...
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August 20, 2003

Unbearable Silliness On Firearms

Statements follow from two groups commenting on the same lawsuit. Your challenge is to name which side won in court: 1) "A federal judge today found clear and convincing evidence that...
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August 19, 2003

Sentencing Certitude

Professional expertise in sentencing is an illusion with false promises of rehabilitation and deterrence with lenity. That recognition discredits the angular attacks on the Protect...
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August 19, 2003

Shyster Heaven

Responsibility used to be the hallmark of American freedom. Act as you wish, but accept the consequences: Smoke, get cancer. Eat, get fat. Fall down drunk, get hurt. Just don’t act...
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August 18, 2003

School Systems Debating New Virginia Law

Some school systems could be in violation of a Virginia law that allows students to bring an unloaded rifle or shotgun to school as long as it’s kept in a locked vehicle trunk.Read...
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