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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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October 3, 2003

Concrete Lesson Of The D.C. Snipers

"The bungling response to the snipers is a reminder that nothing happened on September 11, 2001, to make the government more competent," writes James Bovard, author of the new book...
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October 2, 2003

Swiss Miss

Two years ago — on September 27, 2001 — a lone gunman shot and killed 14 people in the cantonal parliament in Zug, near Zurich. To the Swiss justice minister, Ruth Metzler, the country`s...
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October 2, 2003

Anheuser-Busch Drops Support Of Holden Over Guns

Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc., the top corporate player in Missouri politics, is no longer backing Gov. Bob Holden--in large part because of their differences over concealed firearms.Read...
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October 2, 2003

Schumer`s Forked Tongue

Sen. Charles Schumer, New York Democrat, is highly regarded within political circles for his ability to capture the mood of the moment and milk it to his advantage. However, whether...
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October 2, 2003

Michigan`s Hunters Bear Down

State issuing more licenses to control climbing population. Nearly twice as many Michigan residents are hunting bear than a decade ago - a response to the species` rising population...
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October 1, 2003

Metro Can Keep Guns Off Trains, Buses

Metro bus and light-rail passengers won`t be able to carry concealed guns on the Missouri half of the transit system after Oct. 11 despite changes in state gun laws.Read Original at:...
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October 1, 2003

County Considers Weapons Ban For Employees

Sussex County employees may be prohibited from bringing firearms to work with them -- even if they have a permit -- an idea that has at least one council member up in arms.Read Original...
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October 1, 2003

Dean Walks Line On Gun Control

Democratic presidential contender Howard Dean has a ready answer for voters who think his opposition to the Iraq war and support for homosexual rights make him an ultra-liberal. "I`ve...
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October 1, 2003

Arnold Unarmed For The Election

Arnold Schwarzenegger`s recent appearance on the Sean Hannity Show regarding gun control suggests that he is amazingly ignorant of current gun laws in California. Read Original at:...
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October 1, 2003

Police Can`t Get Key Data From Gun Registry

An internal Justice Department report on Canada`s firearms program cites major weaknesses in the ability of the registry to provide crucial information to firearms officers and police. Read...
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October 1, 2003

One Man, One Gun, New Law States

More than two million South African gun owners will have to take stringent competency tests when reapplying for their licenses in terms of the country`s new firearm law. Under the Firearms...
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September 30, 2003

Maryland Lawmakers Seek Rifle Ban

Two Maryland lawmakers want rifles like the one used in the sniper attacks last year added to a statewide ban on assault weapons, as the federal restriction on such weapons expires...
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September 30, 2003

LAPD To Pull NRA Pitches

The Los Angeles Police Department will remove NRA membership solicitations from boxes containing the Beretta pistols it buys and issues to recruits. The move follows criticism by City...
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September 30, 2003

Promising Progress On Public Access Initiative

Less than two weeks from the start of another of Colorado`s prime big game hunting seasons, the announcement from the nation`s capital seemed as auspicious as a deep baritone from the...
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September 29, 2003

Concealment At Issue

Supporters of concealed weapons have set their sites on Kansas and plan to ask lawmakers to consider a gun bill next year, said Phil Journey, president of the Kansas State Rifle Association....
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September 29, 2003

Concealed Carry: Impact On Ohio?

For Lynn Wachtmann, Ohio’s failure to adopt a law allowing law-abiding citizens to carry concealed handguns can be measured in flesh and blood, and the pain of crime victims. "It’s...
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September 29, 2003

Supremes Are Disarmingly Wrong Again

The Ohio Supremes got it all wrong again when they declared that school vouchers were unconstitutional. The U.S. Supreme Court took a look and reversed the Ohio ruling like a teacher...
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September 29, 2003

New York Gun Bills

"The gun bills now before the City Council (editorial, Sept. 22) are an unconstitutional attempt to regulate interstate commerce in firearms by imposing liability on gun makers for...
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September 29, 2003

Common Sense Up In Smoke

"I`m all for good health and good behavior," writes Neil Cavuto, managing editor of Business News at FOX News Channel. "But that`s our call-no one else`s. When a politician insists...
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September 26, 2003

Judge OKs City`s Gun Challenge

A judge ruled Thursday that Denver can proceed with a lawsuit against the state and Gov. Bill Owens challenging sweeping new gun legislation that the city believes unconstitutionally...
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