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May 15, 2003

Jury Says Gunmakers Not Liable For Gun Violence

A federal jury in Brooklyn found that the marketing practices of 45 gun manufacturers and distributors were not responsible for fostering gun violence in minority communities in New...
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May 15, 2003

The British Gun Closet

"When I arrived in London," writes David Kopel, "I expected to find a very depressing situation for gun rights, as the formerly robust British right-to-arms is nearing extinction. Yet...
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May 15, 2003

There Are No Gun-Free Safe Zones

The recent attack at Case Western Reserve University left one person murdered and two injured. What can be learned? Some take the attack as confirmation that guns should be banned from...
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May 15, 2003

New York Times Editor Accepts Blame For Fraud

The executive editor of the New York Times told a town-hall-style meeting of newsroom staff members May 14 that he accepted blame for the breakdown of communication and oversight that...
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May 14, 2003

Firearm Industry Wins Major Victory In NAACP Case

A twelve-member advisory jury in the NAACP`s lawsuit against the firearm industry today exonerated manufacturers and distributors with a decision that found unanimously for 38 of the...
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May 14, 2003

GOP Will Let Gun Ban Expire

The Republican-controlled House will not renew the federal ban on Uzis and other semiautomatic weapons, a key leader said yesterday, dealing a significant blow to the campaign to clamp...
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May 14, 2003

Democrats Eye Filibuster On Gun Bill

Democratic senators say they`ll attempt a filibuster to defeat a bill to prohibit lawsuits against gun manufacturers and distributors. Will Hart, spokesman for the bill`s chief sponsor,...
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May 14, 2003

Supreme Court Refuses Stay On Campaign Financing

The Supreme Court has declined to intervene to block part of a lower court`s ruling on the new campaign-finance law, but the court is still expected to consider the case. Chief Justice...
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May 14, 2003

Ohio Justice Sues New York Times Over Story

The New York Times and a state Supreme Court justice went to court May 12 over an article involving a lawsuit filed by the son of Dr. Sam Sheppard. In opening statements in U.S. District...
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May 13, 2003

The Gun Control Debate

President Bush recently received rave reviews from what appeared an unlikely source — gun control organizations. Staking out a clear position over a year before the expiration of the...
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May 13, 2003

Disney To Back Michael Moore Film

A film on the Sept. 11 attacks by Michael Moore that criticizes President Bush has won short-term backing from Miramax Film Corp., a unit of Walt Disney Co., a source familiar with...
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May 13, 2003

Missouri Right-To-Carry

On May 5 the Missouri legislature overwhelmingly passed right-to-carry legislation, but Gov. Holden has threatened a veto. "A Holden veto would not only be bad for Missourians and bad...
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May 12, 2003

The real point of the `assault weapon` law

The anti-gun lobby decided to target firearms that look like military weapons for tactical reasons. As the VPC`s Josh Sugarmann observed in 1988, "The weapons` menacing looks, coupled...
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May 12, 2003

Clear Target Of The Assault Weapon Law

"The most critical improvement" to the federal "assault weapon" ban, according to the Violence Policy Center, "is to ensure that the term `assault weapon` includes all guns that are,...
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May 12, 2003

Some Democrats Move Delicately To The Right On Gun Control

Having seen their party blistered by gun-rights groups that can fire up single-issue voters, many Democratic leaders are holstering traditional arguments about gun control. Read...
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May 12, 2003

Liberals Shut Down Debate On Firearms Registry Changes And Force Vote

The federal government finally cleared the path Tuesday for administrative changes to the national firearms registry, changes the Liberals say will make the much maligned program more...
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May 9, 2003

Playing By Many Rules

Since a special three-judge federal panel last week issued its complex 1,638-page ruling addressing last year`s free-speech-nullifying McCain-Feingold campaign-finance bill, both opponents...
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May 9, 2003

Fight To Extend Semi-Auto Ban Likely

On Thursday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) launched a campaign not only to extend the "assault weapons" ban but also to include a provision that would prohibit the import of high-capacity...
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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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