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12/30/03Gun Rights Activist Honored By NRA
Within a year`s time, Denny Watkins probably talks to more politicians than anybody, and he is not a lobbyist. The 49-year-old Madison Township man does it to keep them aware of the Second Amendmen . . . .
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12/23/03Indifference To Liberty
The Supreme Court`s Dec. 10 decision upholding the May 2002 campaign finance reform law was, in its own way, as great an attack on American liberty as the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. Th . . . .
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12/22/03The Supreme Court`s Double Standard
In the Supreme Court`s allegedly purifying 5 to 4 decision in McConnell vs. Federal Election Commission, political campaign financing dissenter Justice Antonin Scalia said the new statute "cuts to the . . . .
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12/19/03Supreme Irrelevance: Will High Court Be Undone By Political Reality?
When is a television station not a television station? How about if it is owned by the National Rifle Association? It may not seem momentous, but the NRA`s announcement this week that it might buy a t . . . .
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12/18/03Judging The Bench
In an effort to educate voters about the continued obstruction of President Bush`s judicial nominees, Senate Republicans took an extraordinary step last month and staged a rare all-night debate. "Thei . . . .
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12/17/03Silverthorne, Colo., Passes New Gun Law
Despite Colorado`s new statewide gun control laws, Silverthorne`s town council has passed a law prohibiting civilians from openly carrying guns onto town property. Read About It: Summitdaily. . . . .
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12/16/03Taking First Amendment Battle Online
Despite the best efforts of Congress and the US Supreme Court, the First Amendment survives -- online. Read About It: The Boston Globe POSTED: Tuesday, December 16, 2003 . . . .
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12/16/03Muzzling Democracy
The history of constitutional law is the history of faddish intellectual currents. Neither the language nor purpose of the Constitution regularly defeat foolishness fortified by orthodoxy. Thus, a raz . . . .
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12/15/03In the NewsNew Jersey court's ruling deals blow to anti-hunters

The shrill cries of hysterical anti-hunters notwithstanding, the Superior Court of New Jersey decided recently that limited hunting of black bears will be permitted on state land. And on Tuesday, the . . . .

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12/12/03Where Are The Armed Pilots?
On Nov. 25, 2002, President Bush signed the Arming Pilots Against Terrorism Act. The law compelled the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to train and arm airline pilots who volunteered for . . . .
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12/12/03In the NewsBaghdad's Murder Rate Irresponsibly Distorted

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld created a ruckus when he said: "You've got to remember that if Washington, D.C., were the size of Baghdad, we would be having something like 215 murders a month." Thi . . . .

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12/11/03Carry On: Concealed Weapons Laws
The number of states that allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms hit 36 in September, up from 10 in 1986. Thirty-one other states have such "shall issue" laws, which require that a pe . . . .
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12/11/03Concealed-Carry Bill Nearer
House and Senate lawmakers, while debating public records issues and legal defenses, moved closer Wednesday to passing a bill allowing Ohioans to carry concealed weapons. Read About It: Cinci . . . .
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12/10/03In the NewsSupreme Court Upholds 'Soft Money' Limits

The Supreme Court upheld key features of the nation's new law intended to lessen the influence of money in politics, ruling Wednesday that the government may ban unlimited donations to political parti . . . .

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12/9/03Constitutional Changes On Deck For `04
Amendments submitted in both chambers with bipartisan support would enshrine the right to hunt, fish and harvest game in the state Bill of Rights. Read About It: South East Missourian . . . .
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12/1/03George Soros Exposed
While billionaire George Soros [a major funder of the gun prohibition movement] seeks to portray himself as a mainstream philanthropist who cares deeply about people, the record reveals him as an arch . . . .
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12/1/03Fate Of Semi-Autos Part Of Larger Gun Issues
With a federal prohibition on sale of military-style semiautomatic rifles set to expire next year, gun control advocates in the Maryland legislature plan to push for a state ban during the legislative . . . .
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11/26/03Upholding The Law
Good news abounds. New data from the Justice Department show the crime rate today is at a 30-year low. Sexual assaults are down 25% from two years ago. Attempted theft is down 22%. Robberies are down . . . .
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11/26/03Zero Patience For Zero Tolerance
News shows recently showed video of 14 police officers charging a crowded high-school corridor with guns drawn in a drug sweep. Students at Stratford Creek High School in Goose Creek, S.C., were force . . . .
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11/25/03Clooney Makes Run For Congress Official
Media personality Nick Clooney shocked Kentucky`s political establishment and breathed life into a wounded Democratic party with his announcement Monday that he will run for Congress in Northern Kentu . . . .
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11/25/03Lautenberg Voices Opposition To Bear Hunt
With New Jersey`s first bear hunt since 1970 scheduled to start in two weeks, the war of words between critics and advocates of the hunt mounted yesterday, and Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) added hi . . . .
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11/24/03Study Criticizes FBI Bullet Match Method
In a finding that could affect thousands of criminal cases, the National Academy of Sciences has concluded that some techniques the FBI has used for decades to match bullets to crimes are flawed or im . . . .
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11/21/03Thousands Of Pistols Seized In Australia Raids
In the wake of Australia`s banning handgun ownership by honest citizens, a crime syndicate has begun manufacturing key-ring sized pistols that sell on the black market for $1,500. Read About It: . . . .
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11/18/03In the NewsGOP Eyes Democrats' Soft-Money Lead

Republicans worry that President Bush may not be able to fill his re-election fund with anything close to what Democrats are raising to defeat him next year, thanks to a loophole in the campaign finan . . . .

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11/18/03The 2004 Hunt: Presidential Candidates On Guns
Democratic presidential candidates have recently taken up a new calling: offering advice to hunters. Governor Howard Dean supports extending the assault-weapons ban next year "because I never met a hu . . . .
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11/17/03Political News Filtration
This week I thought I would say something about America`s famous "liberal media bias": Bring it on, baby. Read About It: The Washington Times POSTED: Monday, November 17, 2003 . . . .
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11/14/03The Spin On Gun Control
Gun control used to be such a simple issue to follow. National Democratic candidates supported more restrictions, while most Republicans believed that gun control provided few benefits. Recently, howe . . . .
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11/14/03Falsities On The Senate Floor
"Throughout last night`s historic round-the-clock session of the U.S. Senate, a partisan minority of senators defended their filibusters against the president`s judicial nominees by making two basic a . . . .
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11/13/03Senate GOP Staging 30-Hour Talkfest
It became the war of the props yesterday in the Senate as Republicans and Democrats blamed one another for the impasse over President Bush`s judicial nominations. Republicans wheeled dozens of cots w . . . .
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11/13/03Banning "Terrorist Specials"?
Who could possibly oppose continuing a ban on "plastic" guns? Referencing threats of terrorist sneaking plastic guns onto airplanes, last week Senator Ted Kennedy called renewing the legislation "clea . . . .
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11/13/03Insidious Judicial Activism
There has been a lot of talk recently about international law and custom seeping into American constitutional law. Alarmingly, this dangerous idea hasn`t just come from pointy-headed academics but fro . . . .
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11/10/03Judge Blocks Concealed Guns Measure
A St. Louis judge on Friday permanently barred Missouri`s concealed guns law, saying it violates the state constitution. Attorney General Jay Nixon immediately appealed the ruling to the Missouri Su . . . .
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11/7/03Kerry Takes Aim At Dean Over Gun Control Issue
After bagging a pair of pheasants on a much-publicized hunt in Iowa, Sen. John Kerry is drawing a bead on his party`s presidential front-runner, Howard Dean. He`s using an issue that`s proven mortal f . . . .
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11/5/03In the NewsThe Democrats' Assault (on) Weapons

To his leftist loyalists Kerry displayed his Marx-manship by mixing these hunter pictures with his usual sermon about how he had hunted since age 12 but never used an AK-47 assault rifle. This was Ker . . . .

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11/5/03In the NewsCourt Isn't Sheepish In Ruling

The U.S. District Court has, for a second time in three months, ruled against the Fund For Animals and other such groups. Read About It: The Washington Times POSTED: Wednesday . . . .

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11/5/03N.J. Off-Base In Gun-Purchasing Approach
New Jersey is a perfect example of a state that has gun laws that have no effect on a criminal`s ability to get whatever he wants. Read About It: Times Herald-Record--New Jersey PO . . . .
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11/4/03Assaulting the Ban
In the gun control debate, labels are often misleading: The "assault weapon ban" is no different, conjuring up images of machine guns, a view encouraged by the news media, which typically show machine . . . .
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11/3/03Shotgun in Hand, Kerry Defines His Gun-Control Stance
Senator John Kerry blasted away at Howard Dean on Friday, accusing him of currying favor with the National Rifle Association and opposing an assault-weapons ban that Mr. Kerry and other supporters of . . . .
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10/31/03In the NewsDean Walks a Tightrope Over Positions on Gun Control

Back when Howard Dean was running for governor of Vermont in 1992, he told the National Rifle Association in a signed questionnaire that he opposed any restrictions on private ownership of assault wea . . . .

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10/31/03Shoot To Eat
We need to hunt more deer. But what about all the venison? Read About It: National Review POSTED: Friday, October 31, 2003MORE ...
10/29/03Beware Insidious User Fees
My friend Garvey Winegar, the outdoors editor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, is worried about the financial affairs of his home state. Winegar and tens of thousands of his fellow outdoors men and wom . . . .
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10/28/03In the NewsAnnapolis Weighs 'Replica Gun' Ban

The Annapolis City Council still wants to ban toy guns in the city, but following an onslaught of national attention, the lawmaker responsible for the proposed law has made one change. "We are no long . . . .

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10/28/03Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Gun Industry
A St. Louis County judge has dismissed a lawsuit the city of St. Louis brought against the gun industry seeking reimbursement for costs associated with gun-related injuries. Read About It: So . . . .
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10/23/03A Light Goes On At The CDC: No Escaping Gun-Control Reality
In a marvelous moment of candor, a federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) committee has reported that it cannot find any evidence that gun-control laws reduce violent crime. American gun owners spe . . . .
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10/21/03Articles Show Trend Toward Gun Control
Ordinarily, I wouldn`t write about the United Nations in an outdoor column such as this. I want to tell you about two articles from widely differing sources concerning the same topic I came across in . . . .
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10/20/03Time to Terminate Ecoterrorism
On September 11, 2001, as the nation reeled in the aftermath of the terrorist bombings in New York and Washington, another terrorist news event got buried. The Animal Liberation Front (ALF), an underg . . . .
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10/17/03University of Utah Gun Ban Back In Court
The battle over guns on the University of Utah campus has returned to the courtroom. The Utah Attorney General`s Office on Thursday filed a notice of appeal in the case, which was dismissed in late Au . . . .
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10/17/03Democrats Rethink Gun-Control Stance
Democrats have recognized that the Party`s support for gun laws has hurt them at the ballot box. They are now looking to change that image, but, as this story shows, they simply want to change how pe . . . .
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10/16/03Senators Join Forces To Roll Back Parts Of Patriot Act
A bipartisan group of lawmakers and advocacy groups have formed a "Coalition of Conscience" to roll back sections of the Patriot Act they say encroach on civil liberties. Read About It: The W . . . .
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10/14/03In the NewsNew Al Gore TV Hopes To Avoid 'Liberal' Label

Former Vice President Al Gore and a group of investors have plans to launch an all-news channel, but it won't be a liberal alternative to Fox News. Instead, it will be aimed at the under-25 crowd. . . . .

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10/14/03Concealed-Carry Allies Take To The Streets
Evelyn Fedele knows she doesn't always work in the safest neighborhoods. Ms. Fedele, 47, was one of about 150 residents from across the region who strapped on their personal handguns yesterday and . . . .
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10/13/03Project 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 a state version . . . .
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10/10/03In the NewsNRA'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 for much of the an . . . .

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10/10/03In the NewsGOP 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 About It: . . . .

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10/10/03Fewer 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 citizens are . . . .
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10/9/03Deal 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. David Dewhurst sa . . . .
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10/8/03Animal-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 hunt on the . . . .
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10/7/03In the NewsGun 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. There always has . . . .

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10/7/03In the NewsGun 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 of handguns availab . . . .

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10/3/03New 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 that the a . . . .
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10/3/03Concrete 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 Terrorism & Tyranny . . . .
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10/2/03Swiss 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 liberal gun l . . . .
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10/2/03In the NewsSchumer'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 Mr. Schumer should . . . .

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10/1/03One 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 Control Act . . . .
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10/1/03In the NewsCounty 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 About It: Sus . . . .

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10/1/03Arnold 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 About It: National R . . . .
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9/30/03Maryland 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 next year. Read . . . .
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9/29/03Concealment 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. Supporter . . . .
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9/29/03In the NewsCommon 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 he is looking afte . . . .

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9/29/03New 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 criminal shootings . . . .
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9/29/03Concealed 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 heart-wrenching to . . . .
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9/29/03In the NewsSupremes 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 handing back a re . . . .

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9/24/03More Gun Money Draws MPs` Fire
The federal government wants to dump $10 million more into the operation of the Canada Firearms Centre, a move that would bring the cost of the program to $94 million so far this year. The additional . . . .
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9/24/03The Silveira Threat
Silveira v. Lockyer is a Second Amendment lawsuit which has, according to Gun Week (Sept. 1) "gained almost cult status among gun owners." This status is mostly to the benefit of the gun-prohibition l . . . .
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9/23/03In the NewsAussie Gun Amnesty Won't Affect Criminals

The New South Wales government will press ahead with its illegal handguns amnesty despite admitting it is unlikely to take firearms from the hands of criminals. Read About It: The Age . . . .

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9/22/03In the NewsCall To Arms Is Sounded By Speaker

Arm yourself. That was the message heard by a small group of Gonzaga University School of Law students in Spokane Sept. 17 by scholar John R. Lott, Jr. of the American Enterprise Institute. [Requires . . . .

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9/18/03Benched Election
The shameful decision by the notorious 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (the same court that ruled recently you have no individual right to own a gun) to postpone California`s recall election-origina . . . .
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9/18/03Cities, CountyPonder New Gun Law
State legislators have left it up to local government officials to decide whether to allow concealed weapons to be carried into certain public buildings Read About It: Southeast Missourian . . . .
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9/17/03Post-Estrada Ramifications
"For the first time in the history of the United States, a filibuster has been used to block a judicial nominee, and it was used against a brilliant, well-qualified, young Hispanic. History will not f . . . .
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9/17/03In the NewsNew York City's Latest Gun Misfires

The shocking murder of City Councilman James E. Davis has stirred the council to consider at least 11 new gun-control laws; Mayor Bloomberg set new rules on guns at City Hall soon after the attack. Ye . . . .

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9/17/03Illegals At The DMV
"California Gov. Gray Davis has signed a bill giving illegal aliens the right to obtain driver`s licenses in what is an enormous step toward the legal acceptance of illegal aliens and proof that ethni . . . .
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9/16/03Campaign Finance Reform Myths
Last month, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals offered a preview in Jacobus v. State of Alaska (Aug. 12, 2003) of the pivotal elements that will inform the U.S. Supreme Court in deciding the consti . . . .
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9/16/03DNA Tests Sought "For Every Briton"
Every single person in the UK should be compelled to have their DNA on the national database in an effort to prevent crime, a senior police officer has argued. Read About It: BBCNews.com . . . .
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9/15/03Message From The Senate
Congratulations to my two U.S. Senators, Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor of Arkansas. And to Hillary Clinton and Ted Kennedy. And to the whole, solid block of Democrats in the U.S. Senate. You must be . . . .
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9/15/03Gun Makers Get Shield From Suits In Missouri
The Missouri Legislature overrode on September 12 Gov. Bob Holden`s veto of a bill that bars cities, counties and other political subdivisions from suing gun dealers and manufacturers for the social c . . . .
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9/12/03Judicial Confirmation Sabotage
A flagrantly unconstitutional and dishonest Senate Democrat filibuster succeeded in forcing the withdrawal of the nomination of star-studded Miguel Estrada to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Distric . . . .
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9/12/03A Congress In Reserve?
Reading the transcript and listening to some of the sound bites from Monday`s arguments before the Supreme Court over the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law again reminds that the real issue isn`t a . . . .
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9/9/03Divorcing Voters Again
To supporters, the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform merely fills in the loopholes in previous campaign finance laws. Yet, like other government attempts at central planning the law is incredibl . . . .
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9/9/03Justices Hear Vigorous Attacks On Campaign Finance Law
The new campaign finance law came under a strong attack at the Supreme Court September 8, with lawyers for the statute`s opponents warning that it would weaken the national political parties, intrude . . . .
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9/8/03McCain-Feingold And The First Amendment
Self-styled campaign reformers have been working overtime to limit political debate when it is most important (immediately preceding an election) and where it is most effective (on television and radi . . . .
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9/5/03Estrada Withdraws Name From Court Consideration
Washington lawyer Miguel A. Estrada, the first Hispanic nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, withdrew his name from consideration yesterday after more than two years of debate ov . . . .
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9/4/03Hunting Program Seeks To Promote Family Time
Not long ago, New York Yankee outfielder David Dellucci and his father, Mike, went elk hunting in the "lush woodlands of north central Pennsylvania." With them went a few cameras to record the father- . . . .
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9/4/03Trigger Unhappy
On 1,650 acres in north Phoenix is the Ben Avery Shooting Facility, a well-planned, clean, efficient and well-used collection of 35 gun and archery ranges. To some, it is a shooter`s Mecca, one of the . . . .
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9/4/03Disarming Pilots
Since November, when Congress approved the arming of airline pilots, fewer than 200 have been authorized to carry guns. Critics say the government is dragging its feet. Read About It: Pittsbu . . . .
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9/3/03P.C. Air Security
It has been almost two years since 9/11 and yet recent news headlines warn "Al Qaeda May Be Planning More Hijack Attacks." Unfortunately, our air-travel system is still very vulnerable to hijacking, a . . . .
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9/2/03Did Michael Moore Deceive Academy?
Michael Moore, winner of the 2002 Oscar for Best Documentary for his controversial "Bowling for Columbine," failed to meet submission requirements of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, . . . .
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9/2/03New Morning For Dove Hunters
After years of political battles, legal wrangling and controversy, the state`s first mourning dove hunt got under way a half-hour before sunrise. Across the state, hunters got their first opportunity . . . .
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9/2/03Incarceration Brings Down Crime
A new report from the Justice Department is welcome ammunition for the growing debate over lengthy prison sentences for career criminals. Last year, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, viol . . . .
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8/29/03"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 today`s critics . . . .
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8/29/03Gun Control May Be Partially At Fault In Massacre
The tragic attack on August 27 at Windy City Core Supply left six people murdered. What can be learned from the attack? Acting Chicago Police Supt. Phil Cline was already being described in the press . . . .
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8/29/03Governor 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 people pay to shoot . . . .
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8/28/03Harrison 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 "video games" for . . . .
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8/27/03Pilots 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 terrorists. Rea . . . .
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8/27/03Future 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 the theory that t . . . .
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8/25/03Council 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 the laws, already a . . . .
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8/25/03Pilots 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 to make their p . . . .
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8/22/03Half-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. "People are very su . . . .
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8/21/03Targeting 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 imperious tactics . . . .
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8/21/03In the NewsGun 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 Minnesota`s new co . . . .

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8/20/03Study 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 examines 92 cases . . . .
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8/19/03Shyster 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 surprised-and certa . . . .
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8/19/03Sentencing 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 Act of 2003 and an . . . .
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8/18/03Delusional Policing
Washington, D.C., Mayor Tony Williams will not order his law-enforcement officers to query suspected ne`er do wells about their immigration status. Read About It: The Washington TImes . . . .
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8/18/03In the NewsCrime: Keep 'Em Guessing

It's becoming easier to legally carry a concealed weapon in various states, which is bad news for thugs and thieves. Read About It: Florida Times Union POSTED: Monday, August . . . .

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8/15/03NRA Files Brief In High-Court Gun Case
The National Rifle Association has filed a brief in support of what backers are calling a potential landmark gun-rights case now before the U.S. Supreme Court. Read About It: World Net Daily . . . .
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8/15/03In the NewsCalifornia's Choice

The blizzard of bad commentary that has hit the California gubernatorial recall process gets one's populist blood running. With the honorable exception of George Will, most of the critics have been li . . . .

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8/14/03Off-Duty Bans: Should cops have guns
After a city-council member was recently killed at New York City Hall, Mayor Michael Bloomberg questioned why James Davis, the murdered councilman, would want to carry a gun. Davis, a retired police o . . . .
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8/14/03In the NewsAshcroft Will Stump For The Patriot Act

Attorney General John Ashcroft, a key architect of the USA Patriot Act, will visit more than a dozen cities beginning next week to talk about the contentious law passed in the wake of the September 11 . . . .

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8/12/03Gun Backers Claim Momentum Among State Governments
Gun-rights groups gained momentum for their cause this year after a series of victories at the state level made it easier to legally carry concealed weapons. Read About It: The Washington Tim . . . .
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8/12/03In the NewsAl-Qaeda Won't Forget Our Security Issues

Its been almost twenty-three months since 9/11 and yet news headlines last week warned "Al-Qaeda May Be Planning More Hijack Attacks." Unfortunately, our air travel system is still very vulnerable to . . . .

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8/11/03The Ban Against Public Safety
Since 1976, D.C. residents have lived under the nation`s most restrictive gun laws: Police enforce a handgun ban, and local statutes require residents to keep long guns disassembled, unloaded and lock . . . .
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8/7/03Gun Violence Folly
In the latest display of how far gun control advocates will go to devise new methods to limit law-abiding Americans` ability to purchase guns, Sen. Jon Corzine (D-NJ) and Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), . . . .
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8/7/03New England Journal Of Politics
The political games played by promoters of human cloning among scientists and biotechnology boosters have really gotten out of hand. The most recent example of their misleading polemics and obfuscatio . . . .
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8/6/03Gore Speech Plans Trigger Speculation
Former Vice President Al Gore will deliver a "major speech" on Iraq to a liberal activist group in New York tomorrow, fueling speculation that he will re-enter the race for the Democratic nomination f . . . .
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8/1/03At 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 about airl . . . .
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8/1/03The 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 shirt, smokin . . . .
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7/31/03Michael 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 without a radio st . . . .
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7/31/03Blame 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 an instrument of . . . .
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7/31/03Making 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, but rather in the . . . .
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7/30/03Schumerism
New York Senator Charles Schumer's view that there's no difference between law and politics is at the heart of the judicial crisis. Read About It: City Journal POSTED: Wednesd . . . .
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7/30/03Poll Finds Most Canadians Back Pellet Gun Ban
A series of drive-by pellet gun shootings have made headlines in recent weeks. A new poll shows the majority of Canadians believe it`s time to outlaw pellet guns. Read About It: CTV . . . .
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7/29/03Frivolous 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 to prove the NAACP . . . .
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7/29/03A 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 lawmakers will cons . . . .
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7/29/03Judicial 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 and distribu . . . .
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7/25/03Litigation 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 activist power cl . . . .
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7/25/03Gun Permits At All-Time Low
The number of firearms and shotgun certificates issued in Scotland has dropped to its lowest recorded level, new figures show. Read About It: BBC News POSTED: Friday, July 25, . . . .
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7/25/03Global 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 of Deputies, . . . .
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7/24/03In the NewsPryor'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 bench. Read . . . .

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7/23/03Congress Allows Bear Hunting Over Bait
Everybody in the hunting community is happy because a bill that would have outlawed the hunting of bears over bait on federal lands was voted down in the U.S. House of Representatives. Read About . . . .
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7/22/03Judge Dismisses Suit Against Gun Makers
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by the NAACP that claimed gun manufacturers endangered minorities in New York by irresponsibly marketing firearms. U.S. District Judge Jack B. Weinstein ruled that . . . .
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7/18/03In the NewsBang, Bang...You're Alive

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) fired a shot heard around the District of Columbia this week. Three days ago, he introduced legislation to repeal the draconian gun-control law . . . .

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7/17/03Forsaking U.S. History
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be."-Thomas Jefferson Read About It: The Washington Times POSTED: Thursday, July 17, 200 . . . .
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7/16/03Court Denies Clintons Legal Fee Reimbursement
A federal appeals court panel unanimously ruled that the federal government is not obligated to pay the legal fees of Bill Clinton and his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, for their defense in the W . . . .
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7/16/03U.N. Seeking Global Gun Control?
A U.N. group is working toward establishment of an international system to register and regulate civilian possession of firearms, according to former congressman Bob Barr. Read About It: Worl . . . .
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7/16/03Judicious Class Action Reform
Decades of experimentation with class actions in state and federal courts have disclosed unanticipated abuses: forum shopping for local juries or judges hostile to foreign defendants and predisposed t . . . .
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7/16/03Feds A Better Target Of Anger Over Missing Guns
More than 800 guns are missing, including 19 submachine guns, 541 handguns and assorted rifles and shotguns. Is that shoddy accounting or criminal negligence? Is this the latest revelation about the i . . . .
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7/15/03PETA-Fried
On May 7, Cheryl Bachelder, president of Kentucky Fried Chicken, crawled to the offices of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to petition its leader, Ingrid Newkirk, for an end to the . . . .
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7/15/03U.N. Vs. Guns
Over the last decade it is impossible to find one study by either the U.S. Justice Dept. or the Treasury that measures the benefits from people owning guns. While this has been done by both Democratic . . . .
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7/14/03Tort Law Tribulation
Last summer, the theater of the absurd opened in New York. It was not on Broadway, but across town at the New York State Supreme Court in the Bronx. A 272-lb. man sued four fast-food chains for causin . . . .
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7/11/03In the NewsKennedy's Libertarian Revolution

Contrary to what has been reported repeatedly in the press, the Supreme Court in Lawrence v. Texas did not protect a "right of privacy." Rather, it protected "liberty"-and without showing that the par . . . .

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7/10/03Frist Tells Michigan Senators To Desist
Republicans are demanding that Michigan`s senators abandon their blockade of four judicial nominees from their state that has lasted over a year. Majority Leader Bill Frist introduced a "discharge pet . . . .
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7/9/03New Jersey Approves First Bear Hunt In 33 Years
The New Jersey Fish and Game Council brushed aside the objections of a lone dissenting member today to approve the state`s first bear hunt in 33 years, to be held in December. Read About It: . . . .
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7/9/03Decision Time for Holden On 99 Bills
With a constitutional deadline just five days away, Gov. Bob Holden and his staff face the daunting task of deciding the final fate of 99 pieces of legislation lawmakers passed this year Read Abou . . . .
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7/8/03Buying Justice
For years the trial lawyers had state courts wrapped around their fingers. Now big business is striking back. It is waging a secret election-campaign war on judges who favor plaintiffs in tort cases. . . . .
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7/3/031.6 Million Shun Gun Registry
The grace period to register rifles and other long firearms in Canada ended June 30 with about 1.6 million shotguns and rifles-about one of every five such weapons in the country-still outside of the . . . .
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7/3/03Air Neglect
Last month, the Transportation Security Administration fired Willie Ellison, who had been the head of the TSA firearms training academy. Ellison was strongly praised by the first class of 44 pilots wh . . . .
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7/2/03Tackling Junk Science
Environmental activists and their allies in the media, such as the New York Times, have been up in arms over the Bush administration`s latest outbreak of good sense. In the normal course of review, th . . . .
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7/2/03Guns And Sons Of Guns
"I have no objection to my fellow citizens owning guns," says screenwriter Burt Prelutsky. "Understand, I am referring to decent, law-abiding people who realize that this is a rather violent society a . . . .
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7/1/03MPs Back Hunting Ban
The British House of Commons has voted for an outright ban on hunting with dogs after five hours of intense debate. The vote sets up another bruising battle with the House of Lords, which has opposed . . . .
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7/1/03800 U.S. Guns Issued Officials Still Missing
More than 800 firearms assigned to federal law-enforcement officials are still missing more than two years after the Justice Department brought the problem of unaccounted weapons to light, according t . . . .
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6/30/03Preserve Freedom And Liberty
In his new book Guns, Freedom and Terrorism, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre says gun-control lawmakers and their backers attempted to use the tragedy of 9-11 as a springboard to pass mor . . . .
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6/27/03"A Fair And Orderly Process"
On June 36, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) sent a letter to all senators outlining his desire for a "fair and orderly" confirmation process if there is a vacancy on the Supreme Court in t . . . .
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6/27/03What If Firearms Manufacturers Shrugged?
As the California Assembly moves closer to enacting a state-wide ban of .50 caliber firearms and ammunition, it is interesting to note the response of one firearms manufacturer faced with the prospect . . . .
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6/24/03Proposed Bill Insults Law-Abiding Ohioans
The current Ohio bill (H.B. 12) to establish a concealed firearms permit system is the epitome of insult. The draconian measures tendered by our elected officials and police hierarchy conclusively sho . . . .
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6/24/03Al Gore 24
According to Time, Al Gore is willing to raise the big bucks needed to establish a liberal television-news network. The righteous and just (i.e., liberal) politicos, analysts, and pundits just know th . . . .
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6/24/03California Tremors
A political earthquake is shaking the ground in California. Its tremors could extend across the nation, influencing next year`s presidential election, and changing the national debate about government . . . .
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6/23/03Latte Set Making Firearms Rules In Secret
ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks recently accused Police Minister George Hawkins for waiting for a suitably newsworthy firearms crime to launch a new attempt to force firearms registra . . . .
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6/23/03In the NewsAnimal Rights Spy Infiltrates Missouri Laboratory

The animal rights group PETA planted an infiltrator posing as an employee at a mid-Missouri animal laboratory for nine months. The spy`s work later formed the basis of the group`s negative publicity . . . .

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6/23/03Shortchanged Campaign Ruling
Empty-headed conventional wisdom defeats acute reasoning 9 times out of 10 in the U.S. Supreme Court. Accordingly, in Federal Election Commission v. Beaumont, amidst slabs of popular blathering over t . . . .
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6/21/03Democrats Have Not Dropped Gun Control Agenda
Has the gun control issue really disappeared? Some think that Democrats, chastised by the loss of the presidency of 2000 and the loss of the Senate in 2002, have learned the risk of supporting gun con . . . .
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6/19/03Ohio Senate OKs Carry Bill
A bill that would permit Ohioans to carry concealed handguns passed the Senate Wednesday despite lukewarm support from its backers. Officials from the National Rifle Association--who until Tuesday wer . . . .
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6/19/03Reaction Mixed On Toy Gun Ban
Annapolis, Md., residents had mixed reactions yesterday to a city lawmaker`s push for a statute that would ban children from playing outdoors with most toy guns and fine parents of the pistol-packing . . . .
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6/19/03Will We See Gore TV?
Since deciding not to make a White House race in 2004, Al Gore has been devoting considerable time to another dream, one he shares with many Democrats these days-creating a media enterprise that could . . . .
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6/18/03Domestic Disputes
If you keep a gun in your home," a University of Pennsylvania press release said last week, "you dramatically increase the odds that you will die of a gunshot wound, according to research published in . . . .
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6/18/03A Refreshing Exchange
"The attorney general of Alabama is the most refreshing thing to happen to Washington since William Faulkner said the reason he wouldn`t be going to President Kennedy`s Nobel prize-winner party at the . . . .
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6/17/03D.C. Homicide Rate Up Again
The District of Columbia reclaimed its status as murder capital of the United States last year, according to FBI statistics released on June 16. Read About It: The Washington Times . . . .
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6/17/03BATF Opens Crime Lab
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives opened new crime and research laboratories June 16 at a center that will be used to trace guns used in crimes, re-create suspicious fires and tr . . . .
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6/16/03More Of The Same From Hillary
Miss Hillary`s new book surely will make it on the New York Times` best seller list. The only suspense left is whether it will be placed on the fiction or non-fiction list. This decision will be an ea . . . .
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6/16/03Liberty And Justice For All
Only by recognizing that justice involves the defense of negative rights-prohibitions laid out against others, especially the government, to prevent unwanted intrusions-not rights to be given things, . . . .
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6/13/03Mythmakers In Newsland
Howell Raines isn`t the only one who has had some explaining to do at the once good, once gray New York Times. Brother Raines finally stepped down as executive editor last week, and nothing became his . . . .
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6/13/03House OKs Bill To Curb Shopping Of Class-Action Lawsuits
Trial lawyers will be limited from shopping class-action lawsuits around state courts in search of favorable judges under a bill passed yesterday by the House. Tailored after a bill now winding its wa . . . .
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6/13/03The Nominee Who Won`t Back Down
On June 11 in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, William Pryor, the Alabama state attorney general who has been nominated to a seat on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, threw the confirmation handbo . . . .
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6/12/03Bad Sports
When should a modest local church turn down $10,000 a year for sports activities that help keep children off the streets and out of gangs? Apparently, that will happen this coming Saturday when the mo . . . .
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6/12/03Ehrlich Funds Gun-Crimes Team In Baltimore
Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., whose ambitious Project Exile gun-crime bill was shot down this year in the legislature, took a different angle yesterday on cracking down on gun violence by handi . . . .
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6/12/03Chipping Away At Liberty
Oreo cookies should be banned from sale to children in California, according to Stephen Joseph, who filed a lawsuit last month in Marin County Superior Court. The anti-obesity campaign might seem prep . . . .
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6/11/03Supreme Court Vacancy Looks Less Likely This Year
Any prospects for a partisan fight this summer over confirming President Bush`s first Supreme Court nominee appeared to dim recently after justices agreed to hear the contentious campaign-finance refo . . . .
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6/10/03Fidelity To Federalism
Federalism conceived and celebrated by the Founding Fathers is praiseworthy, not flawed. But Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor, a nominee to the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, has been assailed . . . .
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6/10/03Gray Lady Gun Stories
The Gray Lady of American newspapers is red with embarrassment caused by a reporter`s admitting that many of his stories involved invention or plagiarism. Some New York Times reporters have expressed . . . .
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6/5/03Senators Move To Restore FCC Limits On The Media
A bipartisan majority of an important Senate committee indicated today that it would vote to overturn some of the media ownership rules adopted two days ago, reversing one of the most significant dere . . . .
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6/5/03Democrats Form Group To Push Ideas In Print And On Air
A group of Democrats are forming a political research institute in an effort to counter what they see as the domination of the national political debate by well-organized, well-financed conservatives . . . .
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6/4/03In the NewsPBS's Pontificator: Bill Moyers

In his dual roles as head of the $75 million Florence and John Schumann Foundation and PBS Pontificator-in-Chief, Moyers regularly interviews the people he funds (conflict of interest). He has gotten . . . .

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6/3/03FCC Relaxes Rules For Media Ownership
Federal regulators voted June 2 to relax restrictions that have kept the nation`s largest media companies from growing larger, a decision that may put a few giant companies in control of what most peo . . . .
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6/3/03Conservation Area On Mississippi, Missouri Rivers Reopens
State officials hope that a refurbished conservation area will draw more people to the confluence of the nation`s two largest rivers. The state Department of Conservation on Friday marked the reopen . . . .
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6/2/03Democrats Shunning Gun Control
Democrats appear to have abandoned gun control as a political wedge, declining to push the issue in Congress despite being given the opportunity by congressional Republicans. Read About It: T . . . .
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6/2/03Homeland Security Begins At Home
In the midst of trying to secure the homeland, the interior of the United States remains woefully-and frighteningly-unsecured. This should be plain from the FBI`s recent warning that Al Qaeda is recru . . . .
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6/2/039th Circuit Judge Bucks Three Strikes Rules
Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Harry Pregerson, the oldest active member of the court and a stalwart of the court`s liberal wing, is defying recent Supreme Court precedent in some of Califo . . . .
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5/29/03FBI Improves Gun Check System
The FBI has improved its ability to respond quickly to gun dealer requests for criminal background checks with only 9% of the transactions now facing delays, the Justice Department reported May 29. . . . .
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5/29/03Goodbye, Soccer Mom. Hello, Security Mom
She`s worried, she wants answers and she likes toughness in a President. She`s the new swing voter both parties are vigorously chasing. Read About It: Time POSTED: Thursday, M . . . .
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5/29/03Press Credibility Erosion Factors
"The Jayson Blair scandal at the New York Times has engendered more commentary than any similar press scandal I can recall," writes Bruce Bartlett. "In part, this is due to the gross politicization of . . . .
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5/28/03AP To Feed Networks Election Tallies
The old Voter News Service that caused such a ruckus in the 2000 presidential election has been reinvented. Five television networks have signed agreements with the Associated Press to provide vote- . . . .
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5/23/03An Appearance Of Corruption
The Weekly Standard`s David Tell closely examines "the bogus research" undergirding the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002. Read About It: The Weekly Standard POSTED: Frid . . . .
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5/22/03The Great Media Gulp
The future formation of American public opinion has fallen into the lap of an ambitious 36-year-old lawyer whose name you never heard. On June 2, after deliberations conducted behind closed doors, he . . . .
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5/22/03In the NewsAmerica's Next Great Newspaper

A great democracy like ours deserves a first-rate newspaper of record. And the New York Times isn`t it. Conservatives, populists, humorists, smart alecks, men and women of good will everywhere, includ . . . .

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5/20/03CNN Rapped Over Gun Segment
CNN has found itself the target of criticism for misleading viewers about the types of weapons prohibited by a federal law due to expire next year. Two CNN broadcasts last week, which featured firin . . . .
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5/19/03In the NewsPETA's Pecking Orders

In its latest grab for publicity, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals threatened to picket "The Producers" in Los Angeles because star Jason Alexander moonlights for Kentucky Fried Chicken. . . . .

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5/19/03Junk Science And The NAACP
In a blow to anti-gun advocates, a federal jury in Brooklyn on May 14 rejected a lawsuit filed by the NAACP blaming gun manufacturers and distributors for gun violence in minority neighborhoods. Perha . . . .
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5/16/03House Undecided On Gun Ban Extension
Speaker J. Dennis Hastert said today that House leaders had not decided whether to allow a vote on extending a ban on assault weapons that is scheduled to expire next year. "That bill has not been dis . . . .
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5/16/03How Ford Foundation Funds The Left
One of the disturbing realities in American society today is that the Ford Foundation which is supposed to represent the love of America and of American values, finances the far Left. Ford has given . . . .
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5/15/03Gun Lawsuit Ban Clears Legislature
The House of Representatives took final legislative action aimed at stopping St. Louis city`s lawsuit against the firearms industry over the social costs of gun violence. Read About It: SE Mi . . . .
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5/15/03New 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 allowed a Times . . . .
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5/15/03Jury 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 York City. The cas . . . .
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5/8/03No 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 stati . . . .
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5/7/03Women 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 Walsh Show on NBC . . . .
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5/6/03In the NewsSchumer'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 Election Comm . . . .

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5/5/03Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati Enquire . . . .
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5/5/03Senate 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 of debate over t . . . .
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4/30/03Ballistic Imaging: Not Ready For Prime Time
Following the sniper attacks in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia in the early fall of 2002, gun control advocates intensified their demands that the federal government develop a ballistic "fing . . . .
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4/30/03Drop Gun Suit, City of Cincinnati Advised
Lawyer Stanley M. Chesley told Cincinnati City Council on Tuesday that he could not justify moving forward with the city`s 4-year-old lawsuit against the gun industry, dealing a major disappointment t . . . .
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4/24/03NRA Rarely Misses Political Target
To mark 132 years of gun pride, the National Rifle Association today will load the Orange County Convention Center with up to 50,000 gun dealers, buyers and enthusiasts. While the nation`s oldest g . . . .
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4/23/03Ready, Aim, Sue? / The House Clamps Down On Anti-Gun Civil Suits
Longtime readers of the Post-Gazette editorial page know that this newspaper favors meaningful controls on the purchase of firearms. So why do we support legislation passed by the U.S. House with the . . . .
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4/17/03Guns and Felons Don`t Mix In Iowa
If you are a convicted felon in the state of Iowa and you get caught with a handgun, Davenport police say they will find you and you will go to jail. Read About It: WHBF TV POSTED: . . . .
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4/15/03Concealed Carry Law Argued
A lawsuit challenging Ohio`s ban on concealed weapons is drawing national scrutiny from many sides of the gun rights debate. The Ohio Supreme Court -- which will hear oral arguments in the Hamilton . . . .
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4/15/03War May Redefine Gun Control
Despite the high emotions that surround war -- or perhaps because of them -- people are focusing again on "normal" life. But what is normal has shifted in ways both obvious and subtle. Consider how wa . . . .
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4/11/03Congress One Step Closer to Preventing Junk Lawsuits Against Lawful Industry
With an overwhelming and bipartisan vote of 285-to-140, the House of Representatives has passed common-sense legislation to stop the junk lawsuits seeking to blame law-abiding companies in the firearm . . . .
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4/9/03In the NewsRobert Ricker: The Bombshell Witness Who's Already Bombed in Boston and California Makes His Debut in Brooklyn

Robert Ricker, the NAACP`s proclaimed "smoking gun" witness in its suit against the firearms industry, made his debut in Brooklyn federal court. Ricker headed a now-defunct firearm industry trade gro . . . .

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4/7/03Gun sales stop at state Wal-Marts
Wal-Mart, the nation`s largest seller of guns, agreed Friday to immediately halt the sale of firearms at its 118 California stores after an investigation by Attorney General Bill Lockyer found numerou . . . .
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4/4/03PETA: No Porpoise In War
A Navy dolphin tasked with hunting for mines in the Iraqi port of Umm Qasr went absent without leave for more than 48 hours last week. The dolphin, named Tacoma, eventually returned to duty on Friday, . . . .
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4/2/03Supermajorities Proposed for Conservation Measures in Missouri
It would be more difficult for Missouri voters to pass initiative referenda dealing with fish and wildlife issues than tax increases -- or anything else -- under a constitutional amendment proposed by . . . .
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4/1/03NAACP Lawsuit Threatens To Destroy The "Arsenal of Democracy"
As the United States is fighting the global war on terror and at war against the outlaw regime of Iraq, the NAACP is suing the very companies that produce the tools our military and law enforcement ag . . . .
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3/27/03Virginia Hunters Get Their Shot To Speak Up
In recent weeks proposed sweeping changes to Virginia`s hunting laws have prompted plenty of debate among the state`s hunters. Read About It: Roanoke Times POSTED: Thursday, M . . . .
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3/25/03In the NewsBritain: A Thief's Paradise

Americans should be thankful they live in a country that takes crime seriously and is fighting it with growing success. Not so long ago, one source of anti-Americanism in Europe was the belief that cr . . . .

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3/20/03Bowling For Columbine: Documentary Or Fiction?
"Any polite description [of Michael Moore`s Bowling for Columbine] would be inadequate, so let me be blunt. Bowling uses deliberate deception as its primary tool of persuasion and effect," writes atto . . . .
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3/19/03In the NewsChrétien Set To Shoot Down Gun Registry Foes

Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien is expected to lay down the law to his caucus, warning that next week`s controversial vote requesting more money for the embattled gun registry will be . . . .

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3/17/03Kenya Firearms Haul Destroyed
The weapons went up in smoke on a giant bonfire in Nairobi. It is to be the first of many--nearly 7,000 more semi-automatic rifles and handguns are to be destroyed in the same way. Read About It: . . . .
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3/11/03Disarming History
Joyce Lee Malcolm, a professor of history at Bentley College, is the author of Guns and Violence: The English Experience writes bout how award-winning scholar Michael Bellesiles twisted the truth abou . . . .
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3/7/03Three Strikes And You`re Still Out
Like a favorite hymn learned in childhood, the words are as comforting as they are familiar: "The judgment of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, accordingly, is reversed." So ru . . . .
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3/5/03Assault Weapons Ban Back On Table
Sen. Dianne Feinstein and President Bush seem headed for a showdown over her effort to renew the federal assault weapons ban after the administration hedged Tuesday on a presidential pledge to support . . . .
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2/28/03U.S. Threatens To Sue State For Using Gun Database
The U.S. Department of Justice has threatened to criminally prosecute California`s top firearms official over the state`s continued use of a federal databank to hunt down illegal gun users. Gun-rights . . . .
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2/28/03California Assembly Bill Seeks to Ban Dove Hunting
Not satisfied with the proposed legislation to outlaw the use of hounds to hunt black bears, a member of California`s Democratic-controlled Assembly wants to outlaw dove hunting. Read About It: . . . .
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2/27/03Grits Make Plea For More Gun Registry Money
Justice Minister Martin Cauchon`s request Wednesday for parliamentary approval for another $170-million for the gun registry was immediately criticized by the Official Opposition as another blow to ta . . . .
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2/26/03In the NewsWhite House To Schumer: You're Wrong

White House counsel Alberto Gonzales has responded to comments by Sen. Charles Schumer, a leader of the opposition to the appeals-court nomination of Miguel Estrada. Schumer claimed, among other thin . . . .

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2/21/03Guns And Violence
The role of gun violence and street crime in the United States and the world is currently a subject of great debate among national and international organizations, including the United Nations. Miguel . . . .
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2/21/03In the NewsAnimals Over Africans

It's a shame European functionaries don`t care as much about Africans as they do about pigs. British hog farmers are baffled by new regulations imposed by Eurocrats in Brussels. They require them to g . . . .

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2/19/03Existing Laws Sufficient To Ensure Safety
In its unending campaign to add just a few more layers of red tape and inconvenience on the rights of Washington state firearms owners, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer recently endorsed Senate Bill 531 . . . .
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2/19/03Right To Bear Arms Clearly Delineated
The meaning of the Second Amendment is crystal clear, said Nelson Lund, a law professor at George Mason University school of law in Fairfax, Va. "In fact, for over a hundred years after the amendment . . . .
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2/14/03In the NewsEstrada: Now It's War

The battle over the federal appeals-court nomination of Miguel Estrada has taken an ominous turn for Republicans, with Democrats beginning an unprecedented filibuster and demanding that President Bush . . . .

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2/14/03In the NewsWho's Right On Second?

UCLA Law Professor Eugene Volokh answers the questions: "Shouldn't courts read the Second Amendment as part of an evolving Constitution? Shouldn`t judges update it due to the passage of time, based on . . . .

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2/7/03Dems to Miguel Estrada: You`re Not Hispanic Enough
The headline from Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle`s news conference Wednesday was his threat to filibuster the appeals-court nomination of Miguel Estrada. But the more interesting story from Daschl . . . .
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2/7/03A Fair And Balanced Judiciary
That Senate Democrats are mulling whether to filibuster the nomination of Miguel Estrada is a telling measure of their reduced power to block Bush judges. Thanks to the midterm elections, Republicans . . . .
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2/3/03Academic Facilitators Of Eco-Terrorism
At Fresno State in February known advocates and practitioners of arson, vandalism, and worse will congregate for a confab called "Revolutionary Environmentalism: A Dialogue Between Activists and Acade . . . .
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1/31/03Guns For Tots
The Manhattan Libertarian party launched its "Guns for Tots" campaign to protest a New York City Council bill that would make toy guns illegal in New York City. Worried about the loss of "one of the m . . . .
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1/29/03Heston Slams Clooney For Alzheimer`s Joke
Actor and NRA President Charlton Heston is taking film star George Clooney to task after Clooney`s reported wisecrack over Heston`s Alzheimer`s disease. Read About It: News Channel 2000 . . . .
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1/29/03NFL Alums Take Shots For Charity: Partnership With NRA Touted In Annual Event
Dave Butz tried golf, fishing and other leisurely pursuits to try to duplicate the thrill of an NFL game. Only one came close, and it wasn`t golf or fishing. It was sporting clays, or the art of pi . . . .
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1/15/03In the NewsChristmas In Annapolis

Someone should remind Parris Glendening he's already number one. The Maryland politician seems determined to burnish his reputation as the nation's least popular governor before he leaves office this week.

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1/15/03Why Britain Needs More Guns
"`If guns are outlawed,` an American bumper sticker warns, `only outlaws will have guns.` With gun crime in Britain soaring in the face of the strictest gun control laws of any democracy, the UK seems . . . .
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1/14/03Felons Have Allies In Vote-Ban Case
A group of former law enforcement and senior U.S. Department of Justice officials have filed an amicus brief urging a U.S. Circuit Court to restore voting rights to felons. The amicus brief is signed . . . .
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1/8/03Maryland Says Au Revoir To Parris
Some politicians leave office basking in the glow of their accomplishments, loved and admired by their supporters. Not Parris Glendening. Maryland Democrats are in no mood for a love-fest with the out . . . .
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1/7/03The Coming Battle
President Bush is preparing to re-fight one, and perhaps two, of the most-contentious judicial-confirmation battles of the last year, according to sources both in the administration and on Capitol Hil . . . .
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1/6/03When Governments Try To Ban Guns
You would think if "gun control" was going to work anywhere it would be on a small island. Particularly a small island at whose ports of entry the zealots of HM Customs like nothing better than perfor . . . .
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1/6/03In the NewsGuns: A Loaded Argument

What lies behind the conflict? A question as old as civilization itself: Exactly how much power does the government have to regulate individual conduct? Our Founders` answer to the question was plain: . . . .

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1/3/03In the NewsGun Bans Don't Equal Freedom

A couple of the West's democracies are behaving less and less like the bastions of freedom they claim to be and more like authoritarian regimes rife with little Napoleons who want absolute control ove . . . .

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1/2/03In the NewsJoe Foss, 87, Flying Ace Who Led Football League, Is Dead

Joe Foss, a Medal of Honor winner as a Marine fighter pilot in World War II who was a two-term governor of South Dakota, commissioner of the upstart American Football League and head of the National R . . . .

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