|12/24/02||The Soldiers' Christmas|
On these days of celebration, we should also remember and give
thanks for the soldier. For those who go in harm's way, Christmas
has often been a day of sacrifice, and valor. Two hundred
twenty-six Ch . . . .
|12/24/02||Armed Police On Beat To Tackle Rising Handgun Crime|
The Metropolitan Police is putting more armed officers on London
streets to combat the increasing use of handguns by criminals. Read
About It: London Times POSTED: Tuesday, . . . .
|12/23/02||Poll: Hillary Clinton Top 2004 Democratic Choice|
With Al Gore now out of the race, New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton would be the top choice of Democrats for the 2004 presidential nomination if she chooses to run, according to a new CNN/Time maga . . . .
|12/18/02||Out Of Control|
The Canadian government is under fire over the failure of a new national gun registry. A scathing report about the failure of a new national gun registry has prompted calls for the prime minister, Jea . . . .
|12/16/02||Book Prize Taken From Historian|
Columbia University trustees voted to rescind the Bancroft Prize awarded last year to a book by an Emory University historian Michael A. Bellesiles , citing accusations of scholarly misconduct. The pr . . . .
|12/12/02||Law Under The Ninth|
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which recently showed his distain for the Second Amendment, also has declared the use of the words "under God" by public schoolchildren when reciting the Pledge of Alle . . . .
|12/12/02||Disaster Up North|
Effusively praised by Bill Clinton, Canada`s gun-control laws are in a state of crisis, threatening the political future of many Liberal party politicians. Introduced in 1995 with a promised net cost . . . .
|12/11/02||Who Am I?|
I'm a .25 cal. pistol 'a so-called Saturday Night Special' made
by defunct gun maker Raven Arms. Although I'm an inanimate object,
I've been found legally culpable in the 2000 classroom shooting of
a W . . . .
More gun control, more genocide. That`s the lesson of the 20th century in many nations, including Uganda. Yet the United Nations is again trying to make it impossible for Ugandans to protect themselve . . . .
|12/3/02||What Did Taxpayers Get For Their Billion Dollars?|
Back in 1995, when Bill C-68, the Firearms Act, was being debated in the House of Commons, twenty Reform MPs took that opportunity to warn the government that it would cost a billion dollars to regist . . . .
|11/25/02||Conservative favorites to join ACLU|
The elder George Bush won the presidency against Michael Dukakis in 1988 in part by suggesting it was beyond-the-pale liberal to be "a card-carrying member" of the American Civil Liberties Union. Now . . . .
|11/21/02||The Right To Hunt|
Times have changed since the Founders of our nation and our states penned their constitutions. So today there is a growing movement to add specific protections to what many of us assumed to be among o . . . .
|11/21/02||Pentagon To Track American Consumer Purchases|
A massive database that the government will use to monitor every purchase made by every American citizen is a necessary tool in the war on terror, the Pentagon said Wednesday. Edward Aldridge, underse . . . .
|11/20/02||Rethinking Ballistic Fingerprinting|
Ballistics experts have become crime-fighting stars in the Beltway sniper case, where they linked most of the bullets to a single gun through their distinctive markings. But the frustrations encounter . . . .
In West Palm Beach, a jury imposed $1.2 million in damages against Valor Corporation, a wholesaler that distributes a wide variety of products, including firearms, to retail stores. While a 2000 Flori . . . .
|11/15/02||Needed: Active Judges|
Isn't it wonderful how liberal Democrats, just trounced in an
election, proceed immediately to tell the winners how to govern?
Obsessed with governing-with running other people`s lives-they
simply can . . . .
|11/15/02||GOP Targets Judicial Jam-Up|
The change in control of the U.S. Senate promises to pop the cork on judicial nominations bottled up by Democrats during the last 15 months. With an agreeable Senate, President George W. Bush will hav . . . .
|11/14/02||Free Speech in the Twilight Zone|
ON NOV. 6, AMERICANS became less free to speak out than at any
time in our nation`s modern history, losing a large measure of
their right to exercise collective paid political speech. On that
date, John McCain`s dream of political thought control--the
Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA)--took effect. And
when it did, American liberty entered the Twilight Zone.
|11/12/02||Gun Control Logic Fails|
"It takes little journalistic sweat to reel off another tired litany of sound bites that smear lawful gun owners as simple-minded obstructionists to whatever the anti-gun proposal du jour happens to b . . . .
|11/7/02||Voting Ehrlich And Often|
Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend tried to paint Congressman Bob Ehrlich as "too conservative for Maryland." In Montgomery County, in the wake of the sniper attacks, the Brady Campaign aired . . . .
|11/6/02||Republicans Win the Senate|
In a stunning midterm victory for President Bush, the Republican Party has won control of both houses of Congress. The Democrats lost the Senate early Wednesday morning when Republican challenger and . . . .
|11/6/02||Second Wins and Losses|
The Second Amendment enjoyed a good election night for Congress, a mixed night in the governors` races, and some defeats on ballot initiatives.
Read About It:
National Review Online
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|11/5/02||A Second Amendment Voting Guide|
National Review Online`s Dave Kopel takes readers on a journey through the states, looking at races for governor and the U.S. House and Senate.
Read About It:
National Review Online
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|11/4/02||Gun Control's Twisted Outcome|
Two years ago, Dan Rather made many stiff British upper lips
quiver by reporting that England had a crime problem and that,
apart from murder, "theirs is worse than ours." The Mirror, a
London daily, . . . .
|11/1/02||Jackass, The Documentary|
Dishonesty. Tendentiousness. Blubber. Michael Moore's "Bowling
For Columbine" is even worse than what we`ve come to expect from
him. Read About It: The Weekly Standard POSTED: . . .
|10/31/02||Poll: More Gun Laws Won't Help|
The latest FOX News poll conducted by Opinion Dynamics
Corporation found that most Americans are doubtful that tougher
guns laws would help stop these kinds of acts, with 76% saying
people like the se . . . .
|10/30/02||Ballistic Fingerprinting A Waste Of Time|
Proponents of the ballistic-fingerprinting idea want to create a database of bullets and shell casings that could be scanned by a computer for matches with evidence found at crime scenes, just as poli . . . .
|10/29/02||Bellesiles Is Out|
Emory University has accepted the resignation of history
professor Michael Bellesiles, the author of Arming America: The
Origins of a National Gun Culture. The book stirred up controversy
because it a . . . .
|10/28/02||Who Let Lee Malvo Loose?|
The mainstream media informed us this week that Lee Malvo, the reportedly 17-year-old youth charged as a material witness in the sniper investigation is a "Jamaican national." As of this writing (Oct. . . . .
In the annals of rank opportunism, Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.)
deserves a special place. All hail her efforts to exploit the
Beltway-sniper killings by pushing a bad "ballistic fingerprinting"
bill. He . . . .
|10/25/02||The Gun Debate From A Seller's Point Of View|
In the San Francisco Bay Area, gun owners tend to be dismissed
as gun nuts - in fact, many jokingly call themselves that when
among friends. And when it comes to gun legislation, nobody thinks
to ask q . . . .
|10/24/02||Not So Fast On "Ballistic Fingerprinting"|
From the viewpoint of the prohibition lobbies, however, the
misnamed "ballistic-fingerprinting" scheme does have advantages.
The scheme amounts to partial gun registration today (in any form
that coul . . . .
|10/18/02||The Gun-Control Exploitation Society|
Gun-control opportunists have wasted no time exploiting the serial sniper shootings as if on a mission to undermine those who insist they be taken seriously.
Read About It:
World Net Daily
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|10/18/02||The Next International Right|
The past century was one of barbarism and mass murder, one in which the world stood by while large populations were exterminated by governments bent on power and possessed of the means of killing. Not . . . .
|10/17/02||Man Shot Identified By Six Female Victims|
A pistol-packing woman accomplished with two bullets what Pittsburgh police had been attempting to do for days: to stop the man suspected of a string of sexual assaults in the city`s East End.
Rea . . . .
|10/16/02||Don't Be Fooled, The Fight Continues|
As gun owners, you and I are now the targets of a massive,
coast-to-coast deception campaign. Anti-gun politicians who have
attacked us in the past are now trying to make us believe that our
Second Amendment rights aren't in jeopardy in the 2002
|10/14/02||Guns & Elections|
Little has been said about gun control during this campaign. Oh, sure, Gray Davis is running on gun control in California, but in states from Illinois to Michigan to Pennsylvania, where Democrats gube . . . .
|10/10/02||Inquiry Lists Unreported Gifts To Clintons In White House|
Denise Rich, Malcolm S. Forbes, Nelson Mandela and other friends
and supporters of the Clintons showered the couple with roughly $1
million in previously unreported gifts during the Clinton
presidency . . . .
|10/9/02||Ed Rendell: From the Horse's Mouth|
Anyone who looks at his record will see that former Philadelphia
Mayor Ed Rendell is one of the most anti-gun candidates for
governor in Pennsylvania history. In his campaign for governor,
Rendell i . . . .
|10/7/02||One on One with John Cornyn|
John Cornyn . . . .
|10/7/02||One on One with Lindsey Graham|
Lindsey Graham . . . .
|10/7/02||Exposing Animal Rights Terrorists|
When many people think of "animal rights," they will roll their eyes and smile. But the animal-rights/liberation (ARL) movement isn`t funny anymore. Unable to get most of society to agree that animals . . . .
|10/7/02||Gun Battle in Minnesota|
If you live in Minnesota or have family, friends, co-workers or
acquaintances in that state, here is what`s at stake in this
November`s elections. With control of the Senate up for . . . .
|10/3/02||New Jersey's Liberal Constructionists|
Six of the seven New Jersey supreme-court justices responsible
for Wednesday's "interpretation" of the state`s election laws to
permit the Democratic party to substitute a more credible candidate
for . . . .
|10/2/02||Dem. Hopes In New Jersey|
The New Jersey Democratic party`s claim that it can anoint a new candidate, based on the political calculation that incumbent U.S. Sen. Robert Torricelli will probably lose, appears to be baseless.
. . . .
|9/30/02||Letter Is Crucial In Lawsuit On Liability Of Gun Makers|
A letter from a federal firearms agent urging a gun manufacturer
to help track the illegal use of its weapons has become crucial
evidence in a lawsuit by 12 California cities and counties against
the . . . .
|9/26/02||Finish the Job|
In the past several elections, National Rifle Association
members have become the most united, most freedom-loving, most
effective vote-producing machine in history. With critical control
of the S . . . .
|9/26/02||Who Taped Ganske's Campaign Meeting?|
Iowa voters are trying to catch up on new developments in the
controversy surrounding the taping of a campaign meeting for
candidate for U.S. Senate Greg Ganske. Attorneys said they need to
find out h . . . .
|9/25/02||So Much For The Kennedy Mystique|
The close race for Maryland Governor provides fresh evidence that the name Kennedy is no longer an asset. Only a few months ago Kathleen Kennedy Townsend seemed unbeatable. So not many paid attention . . . .
"Being a National Review employee has its perks," writes Elizabeth A. Fitton, "- intelligent daily discourse, relaxed work environment, good people, WFB parties, etc. But I never imagined NR would put . . . .
|9/24/02||Learning From Coltsville|
A bill currently before Congress, S. 2519, sponsored by Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) would take an important step toward teaching future generations about business ethics. (The parallel House bill, . . . .
|9/20/02||Demography As Destiny?|
William H. Frey is a demographer and research scientist at the University of Michigan`s Population Studies Center, who studies how population is shifting within the U. S. Frey has produced a series of . . . .
|9/20/02||Why The Countryside Is Angry|
Almost immediately after it came to power in 1997, the British Labour government announced that it proposed to ban hunting. This may have been a classic political mistake.
Read About It:
The . . . .
|9/19/02||Troops Urged to Vote by Absentee Ballot|
Stateside and overseas troops and U.S. civilians overseas should now be requesting absentee ballots in order to vote in the November general elections, the DoD`s senior voting official urged today.
. . . .
|9/18/02||The Guns Of Zimbabwe|
In an era when politically correct pundits challenge that hunting has anything to do with conservation, Ed Kadzombe, the chairman of the Zimbabwe Wildlife Advisory Council, his work cut out for him. B . . . .
|9/16/02||In Maryland, A Blowout Becomes A Nail-Biter|
It is harsh enough that the double-digit popularity poll leads
of Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend`s campaign for governor of
Maryland evaporated over the summer. No less biting to her is the
cool . . . .
|9/12/02||Airline Safety: A Step Forward|
A proposal to allow the nation`s commercial pilots to carry guns in their cockpits is gaining momentum. A disturbing report in the New York Daily News helps underscore why these developments should b . . . .
|9/10/02||Democrats, Using Finesse, Try To Neutralize The Gun Lobby`s Muscle|
If there is one thing that parties can agree on, it is the fact
that gun owners were responsible for Gore`s defeat in 2000. Now
more than ever, gun owners must remain vigilent in their voting for
favo . . . .
|9/10/02||Teaching September 11|
While parents have tried to articulate truth for their children,
many in the high halls of academia and in learned societies have
been sending out a muddled and dishonest response to the attacks.
At . . . .
|9/9/02||One On One With Tim Hutchinson|
U.S. Sen. Tim Hutchinson, R-Ark., is running for election to the Senate this fall. Hutchinson, the first Republican Senator elected in Arkansas since 1879, recently shared with us his views on terrori . . . .
|9/9/02||Federalize Airport Security? What Were They Thinking?|
The idea that government could do a better job of protecting
airports than private industry had little to do with the experience
of security-conscious countries such as Israel, which set rigorous
stan . . . .
|9/9/02||U.S. Violent Crime Lowest Since `73|
The number of people who were victims of all violent crimes
except homicide fell by 9 percent in 2001, sending the crime rate
to its lowest level since it was first tracked in 1973, the
government rep . . . .
|9/6/02||West Virginia`s Mascot`s Musket Allowed In Wisconsin|
West Virginia`s Mountaineer mascot can shoot his musket at Saturday`s game against Wisconsin after all. Wisconsin athletic department officials originally denied permission, saying university policy p . . . .
|9/6/02||One On One With Wayne Allard|
U.S. Senator Wayne Allard, R-Colo., a former veterinarian first elected to Congress in 1990, has been an outspoken advocate of fiscal restraint, congressional accountability and Second Amendment freed . . . .
|9/6/02||Senate Approves Plan To Arm Pilots|
The Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to allow pilots to carry guns, despite strong objections from airlines and questions raised by the Bush administration. The 87-6 Senate vote attached the propo . . . .
|9/6/02||Democrats Give Judge A Thumbs Down|
Senate Democrats on Thursday rejected President Bush`s nominee for a federal appeals court in New Orleans, setting up an election-year battle over what has become a highly partisan process of evaluati . . . .
|9/5/02||One On One With John Thune|
Congressman John Thune, R-S.D., is running for a Senate seat this fall against anti-gun Democrat incumbent Tim Johnson. The race promises to be a close one, the repercussions of which will be felt by . . . .
|9/5/02||CFR Suit Stalled|
Raising the shield of legislative privilege, the six principal authors of the new campaign finance, including Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Russ Feingold (D-Wis.), law are resisting a request to se . . . .
|9/5/02||NRA Members Rally In Tucson|
Arizona gubernatorial canidate Matt Salmon made a guest appearance at the NRA rally last week at the Pima Air & Space Museum. There, he spoke to over 400 NRA members about freedom.
Read About It: . . . .
|9/5/02||Wisconsin Takes Issue With Mountaineer Musket|
As college football rivalries go, West Virginia vs. Wisconsin doesn`t conjure images of heated battles between proud teams on the field and passionate fans in the stands. Yet Mountaineers fans have le . . . .
|9/5/02||Bush Considers Program To Arm Pilots|
The Bush administration plans to adopt a small-scale test program of arming commercial pilots, reversing its previous opposition to guns in the cockpit. The airlines generally opposed plans to arm pil . . . .
|9/4/02||Guns Save Lives|
Many people buy firearms for self-protection, because they believe guns can help even the odds. Sure enough, a pistol allowed Steve D. Robey and his 16-year-old daughter to beat the odds against two a . . . .
|9/3/02||Gun Industry Is Gaining Immunity Against Suits|
A spate of government litigation against the nation`s gun
companies has been stifled in 30 states, which have passed laws
granting the industry immunity from civil lawsuits. See Also:
"Courts Reject . . . .
|8/30/02||Life On The Edge|
Pocketknives and box cutters were used to hijack jets on 9/11. They can be used for evil ends. Yet, in these times when increased security is understandable, does it seem too unreasonable to ask airli . . . .
|8/27/02||Pilots Packing Heat|
Arming pilots is hardly a new idea. For decades, up through the 1980s, some pilots carried guns on board - at first to protect the U.S. mail and then to combat hijackings. Although the practice petere . . . .
"Maybe it`s happened before I missed it, writes Fred Barnes. "Maybe it`s a practice that other administrations have indulged in once they`ve left office, only with less fanfare and visibility. But so . . . .
|8/20/02||He's Not Moses But He's Something Else|
Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss offers a tribute to
Charlton Heston: "I am shy around movie stars. True, if odd. My
tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth and all I can think to say is
I loved yo . . . .
|8/19/02||Terminal Tyranny: Airport Security Needs A Change Of Attitude|
"Airport security isn`t rocket science. But it also can`t be conducted effectively by arrogant idiots who lack both judgment and discretion. The job of the TSA is to protect air travelers, not to hara . . . .
|8/16/02||This One's A General|
Testosterone is in again. Witness the ascent of Dr. Richard
Carmona, the true-to-life hero nominated by President Bush for the
post of surgeon general and recently confirmed, unanimously, by the
Senat . . . .
|8/16/02||Amid Terror, A Drastic Decision: Clear The Skies|
Capt. Jim Hosking is stunned as he reads the message from the cockpit printer aboard United Flight 890. On most days, messages sent to the Boeing 747 are ordinary: maintenance items or reports of bad . . . .
|8/15/02||San Francisco Prepares Monster Voter Guide|
Mail carriers beware: San Francisco`s Nov. 5 voter handbook may swell to 350 pages, the bulkiest in city history and just a tad shorter than the Sacramento White Pages. Voters will weigh in on 19 loca . . . .
Did anyone notice that the new WorldCom restatement numbers released last week add up to the fact that now, in aggregate, the majority of the income distortions which have been announced since the Bus . . . .
|8/14/02||The Victory Of An Old-Fashioned Social Democrat|
Rep. John Dingell`s victory over fellow Democratic incumbent Lynn Rivers in the Michigan 15th-District primary this past Tuesday by a 59-to-41% margin-larger than most observers expected-proves severa . . . .
|8/12/02||Judge Smith Goes To Washington|
The anatomy of a failed Borking.
Read About It:
The Weekly Standard
Monday, August 12, 2002MORE ...
|8/12/02||"A Woman's Choice" Letting Her Defend Herself|
A year ago it would have been shocking news: a governor publicly
telling women to get a concealed handgun permit so that they can
defend themselves against a serial killer. Hardly politically
correct . . . .
|8/9/02||Champ Investigated In Self-Defense Shooting|
A Indian champion pistol shooter is arrested for using a pistol in self-defense during a mob attack. Police recommend that charges be dropped.
Read About It:
The Indian Express
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|8/5/02||Arrested, Fingerprinted And Cautioned: Kids With A Toy Gun|
Three 12-year-old children playing a James Bond game with a plastic toy pistol were surrounded by police from three patrol cars, arrested, fingerprinted and required to give DNA samples, it emerged ye . . . .
"When the junior senator from New York took her seat, I instituted my own personal moratorium against writing about the exploits of the former First Lady," says Robert D. Alt. And then a friend direct . . . .
|8/2/02||San Francisco PD Dead Last In Solving Violent Crime|
Violent criminals who prey on San Francisco`s residents and visitors have a better chance of getting away with their crimes than predators in any other large American city. The city`s police departmen . . . .
|8/2/02||Louisiana Governor Advises Women Scared Of Serial Killer To Get A Gun|
Louisiana Gov. Mike Foster reminded women Thursday that they can pack a gun to protect themselves from a serial killer who has slain three women in the capital in the past 10 months. "You have the rig . . . .
|7/26/02||Panel Has Evidence Of Two Gifts To Torricelli|
As the U.S. Senate Ethics Committee weighs charges that Senator
Robert G. Torricelli improperly accepted gifts and cash from a
political contributor, a government official involved in the
inquiry said . . . .
|7/26/02||Legislation To Arm Pilots Gains Support In Senate|
Senate opposition to arming airline pilots waned further today
as two more lawmakers unexpectedly endorsed the idea and positions
against it were all but absent at a hearing on aviation security.
The . . . .
|7/19/02||Traditional Rights To Go In Judicial Shake-Up|
Britain has unveiled sweeping changes in its criminal justice system, scrapping the ban on "double jeopardy", the 800-year-old legal principle that forbids trying a suspect twice for the same crime. O . . . .
The Bush administration is now to the left of Senator Barbara Boxer on arming airline pilots. The liberal California Democrat on July 10 cosponsored a bill by conservative Bob Smith (R, N.H.) that let . . . .
|7/8/02||Study: Guns No Safer When Locked Up|
Trigger locks and gun safes don`t reduce the number of gun accidents, and they actually put gun owners and their families in greater danger, a new report says.
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|6/28/02||Usurpation and Abdication: The Court and The Constitution|
The Supreme Court's usurpation of legislative power is, in a
way, the lesser of our constitutional deformations. The flip side
of the Court's usurpation of power is the other branches'
abdication of r . . . .
|6/26/02||The Daschle-McCain Blockade|
Yesterday National Review Online reported continuing Republican
frustration with Majority Leader Tom Daschle's decision to shut
down the confirmation process in the Senate. In the last six weeks,
no B . . . .
|6/25/02||A Federal Crime?|
It turns out that on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, FBI agents were monitoring phone calls from the home of a madam of a New Orleans brothel. But with the terrorists attacking back East, the agents sh . . . .
|6/17/02||Triggering New Debate Over Guns|
The overwhelming consensus among historians and law professors is that the Second Amendment guarantees that every responsible, law-abiding adult may have guns. It is no coincidence that the few schola . . . .
|6/14/02||Singer Toby Keith Speaks Out On ABC Censorship|
Toby Keith says the producer of an ABC 4th of July TV special
rescinded an offer to have the country singer perform his current
hit after the show's host, World News Tonight anchor Peter
Jennings, hea . . . .
|6/14/02||Protecting D.C.: The Necessity Of Bearing Arms|
No jurisdiction in the United States works as doggedly to disarm
citizens as does the District of Columbia, our nation's capital and
on-again, off-again murder capital. Sure, the city council grudging
. . . .
|6/13/02||Gun Shop Ban Planned In Pittsburgh|
The Pittsburgh City Council preliminarily approved zoning changes 12 June that would prohibit gun sales in some city neighborhoods.
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|6/13/02||When Peer Review Yields Unsound Science|
To ensure the quality of what medical journals publish, their
editors, beginning 200 years ago, have increasingly called on
scientific peers to review new findings from research. Now,
however, there i . . . .
|6/12/02||Making The Case|
"The lawlessness of today`s racial quota and gun control liberals may be coming under serious challenge," writes Michael Barone of U.S. News & World Report.
Read About It:
U.S. News and World . . . .
|6/11/02||Justices Reject Cases On Right To Bear Arms|
In turning down two appeals by defendants charged with federal
firearms violations without comment, the Supreme Court relieved the
Bush administration of the need to further explain its statement to
t . . . .
Anti-gun scholar Michael Bellesiles defends his shoddy work by
calling critics names. Read About It: Wall Street Journal's Opinion
Journal POSTED: Tuesday, June 11, 2002
|6/11/02||A Straight Shooter On Gun Owner Rights|
Inverness, Florida, attorney Cliff Travis is an NRA Life Member who combines his work and his passion for guns to help local firearms owners.
Read About It:
St. Petersburg Times
PO . . . .
|6/10/02||A Straight Shooter On Guns|
In addition to the undergraduate diploma and law degree, there is a large, framed certificate identifying Cliff Travis as a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association hanging on the wall of his . . . .
|6/7/02||"Pulped" Fiction: Michael Bellesiles And His Yellow Note Pads|
One of the fascinating subplots in the controversy over whether
Michael Bellesiles committed scholarly fraud in his book, Arming
America, is what he claims happened to some of his research notes.
Bell . . . .
|6/6/02||The Cowards Of Academe|
A new work of history is published. You review the book on the
front page of the book section of the New York Times, saying the
author "has dispelled the darkness" surrounding an issue of
significant . . . .
|6/5/02||Public Support For Federal Workers Falls to Pre-Sept. 11 Levels|
The percentage of Americans who said they trust the federal government to do what is right just about always or most of the time fell from 57 percent in October 2001 to 40 percent this month. In July . . . .
|6/4/02||PETA Could Lose Nonprofit Status|
An animal-rights group should lose its tax-exempt status because it gave $1,500 to a group the FBI lists as "terrorist," say two pro-business groups on the other side of the ongoing debate on animal t . . . .
|5/31/02||Would Mohamen Atta Object To Armed Pilots?|
"In a new safety initiative, the Department of Transportation
has instituted an affirmative-action program for Arabs interested
in pursuing careers in aviation," writes Ann Coulter.
"Transportation Se . . . .
|5/31/02||Crime: Still Saving Lives|
People who are able to defend themselves against armed criminals continue to save lives and protect property in America and throughout the world.
Read About It:
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|5/31/02||Lindh's Rights: Second Amendment Does Not Apply|
"Chutzpah isn`t a word often used in connection with typical
admirers of Islamonazi terrorism," says Dave Kopel. "But John
Walker Lindh is special. In federal court, Lindh`s attorney has
claimed that . . . .
|5/22/02||Armed Pilots: A Needed Security Measure|
John W. Magaw, a career federal law enforcer and head of the
Transportation Security Administration, told a senatorial committee
Tuesday that his agency wouldn't allow commercial airline pilots to
car . . . .
|5/21/02||Gun Games: Truth Is A Casualty Of The Anti-Gun Cause|
The new radio ads from the misleadingly named "Americans for Gun Safety" feature John McCain and Joe Lieberman making a variety of bogus claims as part of their campaign against gun shows.
Read Ab . . . .
|5/21/02||Democratic Primary Race Focuses On Guns|
The NRA, seizing on Pennsylvania's rural, conservative
sensibilities has run a series of ads criticizing Ed Rendell, who
served as Philadelphia mayor for nine years before leaving to join
the Democrat . . . .
|5/15/02||America: It's Our Right To Bear Arms|
After hearing the Second Amendment verbatim, 73% in an
ABCNEWS.com poll said it guarantees the right to individual gun
ownership. Twenty percent said, instead, that it only guarantees
the right of sta . . . .
|5/14/02||Not Only In America: Gun Killings Shake The Europeans|
The assassination of a Dutch politician and a series of mass
shootings-at a German school and at normally tranquil local
legislatures in Switzerland and France-have shaken the European
notion that suc . . . .
|5/7/02||Getting With It: Italians Move Toward Protecting Self-Defense|
In Italy, the Minister of Defense, Antonio Martino, recently announced his support for private gun ownership. "Gun control disarms law-abiding citizens, not criminals," he said. Martino, who was a pro . . . .
|5/6/02||Gun Control And Civil Liberties|
To huge applause, Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President of the NRA, told the crowd that commercial airline pilots should be allowed to carry guns, and that the government should identify and stop n . . . .
|4/30/02||Democrats Divided Over Gun Issue|
Democratic governors from the South aligned themselves Monday with Georgia Sen. Zell Miller`s call for Democrats to be more sympathetic and supportive of people who own guns.
"It`s a rite of passag . . . .
|4/30/02||Women Can't Be Gun-Shy About Defense|
It is rare for a prestigious institution to nakedly compromise
its research integrity to promote a political agenda. Yet this is
what the Harvard School of Public Health did April 17 when it
issued an . . . .
|4/30/02||Panel Wants To Arm Pilots|
Two House transportation committee leaders, pushing to reverse the Bush administration`s opposition to arming pilots, want to strip the new Transportation Security Administration of its power to rule . . . .
|4/23/02||The New War On Freedom|
In response to the Oklahoma City bombing, Congress passed the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, "antiterrorism" legislation which not only gives the attorney general the power to use the . . . .
|4/19/02||Are Michael Bellesiles's Critics Afraid To Say What They Think?|
Some defenders of Michael Bellesiles's Arming America have
insisted that his critics have yet to bring forth any evidence to
suggest scholarly fraud. One apologist points to the "searching
examination . . . .
|4/19/02||Kelly Seeks U.S. Trials for Some Gun Crimes|
Citing an analysis that shows stiffer prison sentences meted out
in federal court for gun crimes, New York City Police Commissioner
Raymond W. Kelly is seeking to expand a program under which people
a . . . .
|4/19/02||Concealed Weapon Bans Discriminate|
On April 10, an Ohio appellate court unanimously ruled that
Ohio`s ban on carrying concealed weapons, in effect since 1974,
violated the people's right to keep and bear arms. Since 1851, the
Ohio Cons . . . .
|4/18/02||No Choice: "Weapons-effect" Paralysis|
On September 16 Reuters revealed that in the midst of the September 11 hijackings, President Bush had ordered U.S. fighter pilots to shoot down any airliner acting in a suspicious manner. What has bee . . . .
|4/16/02||The Elian Cover-Up|
Reporter Alfonso Chardy wrote an important article for the March
10 Miami Herald. It adds to the proofs that we never got the whole
story behind the Clinton administration's case for deporting
6-year- . . . .
|4/15/02||Janet Reno's Race|
Florida's political fortunes can shift like sand, as Janet Reno
is finding out. When she announced her candidacy last year, Reno
was the putative lock for the Democratic nomination to run against
Gov. . . . .
|4/11/02||Exit Gun Control|
"News stories from around the nation identifying gun control as a trip-wire issue dividing conservatives and liberals don`t surprise," writes William F. Buckley, Jr.
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|4/5/02||Pilots Unions' Plea To Bush: Allow Guns In Cockpit|
The nation's five largest pilots unions have asked President
Bush to intercede personally to let pilots arm themselves aboard
commercial jets. Read About It: USA Today POSTED: . . . .
|4/4/02||Fawning Critics Don't Say Book Was A Fraud|
Professor Michael Bellesiles' book Arming America purported to
establish that the core historical argument behind the Second
Amendment was a fraud. The brave minuteman armed with his trusty
rifle, Bel . . . .
|4/4/02||Safety Replaces Firearms Buyback|
Organizers of the Tampa Bay gun buyback program have decided to
cancel this year's trade-ins. Instead, the group will focus its
efforts on gun safety education and awareness, which includes a
billboar . . . .
|4/3/02||Never Give Up, Never Forget|
It's been a whirlwind first year out of office for Bill Clinton,
who certainly hasn't strained to avoid the limelight. He's been
hanging with his Hollywood toadies; explaining why he spent his
final d . . . .
Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta has based airline security on three policies: improved screening, air marshals, and strengthened cockpit doors. While all are helpful, no one can ignore the evid . . . .
|3/26/02||The Year Of The Yellow Notepad|
Michael Bellesiles is taking heavy artillery fire for knavish
scholarship in his Arming America, and, writes none other than
Alexander Cockburn, "Bellesiles' phony scholarship is as
devastating a blow . . . .
|3/20/02||Federally Funded Gun Control Propaganda|
The federal government says it lacks funding for much-needed research about the alarming increase in autism, asthma, diabetes and other serious childhood conditions. Now we know where scarce research . . . .
|3/20/02||Giving Reporters Guns|
Recognizing the inherent dangers of covering the war in
Afghanistan, news agencies are reviewing operating procedures for
foreign correspondents, issuing flak jackets and providing "hostile
environmen . . . .
|3/19/02||Pakistani Tribes, Gun Trade Go Hand In Hand|
Darra Adam Khel, Pakistan--All along the main street in this dusty, one-horse town, dozens of weapons stores are lined with floor-to-ceiling replicas of Russian, Chinese and American arms. Some 10,000 . . . .
|3/13/02||Gun Rights Activists Chalk Up State Wins|
Gun rights groups, bolstered by safety concerns in the wake of Sept. 11, are turning to state legislatures to reverse bans or restrictions on carrying concealed weapons. And the efforts appear to be p . . . .
|3/13/02||Birth Of A Nation|
On May 20, 2002, a new nation will be born, conceived in the blood of patriots, and guided to independence by the indifferent midwifery of the U.N. The new nation is East Timor, and its story of indep . . . .
|3/11/02||A People's Constitution|
Opponents of the campaign-finance bill are arguing that
President Bush should veto it because it is unconstitutional.
George Washington used the Constitution in just this way when he
vetoed a bill he . . . .
|3/8/02||Yet Another Clinton Speech|
At a speech to the 2002 World Congress on the Peaceful
Reunification of China and World Peace in Sydney, Australia, Bill
Clinton intoned that America's "pre-eminent military, economic and
political po . . . .
|3/8/02||British Clubs Urged To Help Stop Gun Crime|
New British Home Office guidelines say club owners need to install metal detectors as a priority to curb the increase in drug-related shootings but also urge `chill-out rooms` for drug victims.
Re . . . .
|3/7/02||Federal Bureaucracy Threatens Georgia Hunt|
Pressure from "environmental" groups and arcane Federal regulation is threatening to put an end to hunting on Cumberland Island.
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|3/6/02||Unintended Consequences: Anti-Gun Lawsuits|
Pearl Harbor day for the gun industry was the day that New
Orleans Mayor Marc Morial filed his lawsuit, demonstrating to the
industry that its scrupulous compliance with extensive statutes and
regulat . . . .
|3/4/02||Advice For President Bush On Campaign Finance|
President Bush is reportedly about to commit a cynical and opportunistic act unworthy of his young presidency: signing a disaster of a campaign-finance-reform bill.
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National Re . . . .
|2/27/02||Veto Finance Reform?|
"A dismaying aspect of the whole scene on campaign-finance reform is the running question of constitutionality," writes William F. Buckley. "Attention is being paid to a moral question: If the preside . . . .
|2/25/02||British Gun Crime Soars After Handgun Ban|
Gun crime has almost trebled in London during the past year and is soaring in other British cities, according to Home Office figures obtained by The Telegraph. The new gun crime figures also show that . . . .
Bryon York of the National Review ponders the barren ex-presidency of Bill Clinton. "Clinton," he writes "aimed to create an ex-presidency that rose to the highest levels of statesmanship. What he ha . . . .
|2/20/02||The Historian Who Couldn't Shoot Straight|
When Michael Bellesiles's "Arming America: The Origins of a
National Gun Culture" appeared in 2000, its reviews were
practically love letters. As the celebrations continued, however, a
handful of scho . . . .
|2/12/02||Freedom To Speak|
National Right to Life Committee Director Douglas Johnson speaks on the dangers that the Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform bill would bring to free speech.
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|2/6/02||What 'Smart Gun' Technology Is Really All About|
Columnist Vin Suprynowicz speaks out on "smart guns" and the
real agenda behind them. Read About It: Las Vegas Review-Journal
POSTED: Wednesday, February 06, 2002
National Review reporter John J. Miller, author of The Unmaking of Americans, compares George W. Bush and Bill Clinton as speechmakers.
Read About It:
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"State of the Union addresses are usually reviewed in terms of
'eloquence,' or 'drama,' or how the overnight polls register the
public's reaction. But for sheer seriousness, for the depth and
scope of . . . .
|1/30/02||Disarming America, Part III|
The National Review's Melissa Seckora returns to her
investigation of the questionable research that produced Michael
Bellesiles` book, Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun
Culture. She finds . . . .
|1/25/02||Eleanor Roosevelt: Her Own Bodyguard|
What a perfect example of how the Second Amendment is really the cornerstone of our Bill of Rights, the guarantor of all others. It was the exercise of her Second Amendment rights that empowered Elean . . . .
|1/17/02||Less Guns, More Gun Crime|
In pure logic, only four possible states of gun ownership in a
society are possible: (1) Everybody has a gun. (2) Nobody has a
gun. (3) Criminals have guns but law-abiding people don't. (4)
Law-ab . . . .
|1/17/02||Gun Control Advocates Should Change Their Tune|
Times are hard for gun-control advocates. Following September 11, firearm purchases spiked 10 to 20% nationwide. It`s not about terrorism, but personal security.
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|1/14/02||The Rise Of Nuisance Theory|
These public nuisance suits against the firearms industry come
at a time when demand for firearms has risen. From October 2000 to
October 2001, background checks for guns rose 22%. The gun rush
probab . . . .
|1/11/02||Stranger In A Strange Land|
A reviewer who praised Michael Bellesiles's book, Arming
America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture., now says, "I was
badly wrong in my judgment, though it took me a while to grasp just
how wrong . . . .
|1/10/02||FAA Wants Public Opinion On Arming Pilots|
The FAA is asking for public comment about authorizing on-duty
pilots to carry firearms in flight-a post-September 11 issue
incorporated into the new federal air travel security law that
passed in Nov . . . .
|1/8/02||War On The Police Harms War On Terrorism|
The Manhattan Institute's Heather Mac Donald has been calling
the most strident anti-police activists of recent years, and
asking: "Suppose that in the wake of September 11, the FBI decides
to check o . . . .
|1/3/02||The Op-Ed's Hidden Agenda|
Glenn Harland Reynolds, professor of law at the University of
Tennessee, examines the tendency of media organizations to turn
press releases and written-to-order opinion pieces into apparently
objecti . . . .
|1/2/02||Guns And (Character) Assassination|
It was only a matter of time before the gun-ban lobby took
advantage of Americans' fears of terrorist attacks to scare them
into giving up more of their rights. Gun banners are now rushing to
demonize . . . .