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This is your one-stop source for breaking stories, critical updates and the news you need on issues affecting your Second Amendment rights. Shown below are NRA-PVF news releases, ILA articles and articles from across the nation.

 

4/29/04Change To Carry Law Will Make New Hampshire Safer
Debates over whether citizens should be allowed to carry concealed handguns always seems to end up with fearful stories about what might happen. We hear horror stories about how permit holders might e . . . .
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4/29/04Parsing The Polls
The many contradictory national polls tracking the presidential election should remind voters these broad-stroke survey results are often deeply flawed forecasters as to who will win in November. . . . .
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4/28/04In the NewsEndless Fillibuster

Would John Kerry's stance on judicial confirmations in the Senate come back to haunt his presidency? Read About It: Weekly Standard POSTED: Wednesday, April 28, 2004

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4/28/04In the NewsA Newsroom Detour On Path To Truth

Editors and publishers of America's daily newspapers, meeting in annual convention in Washington, D.C., last week, had scheduled a formal session to consider the topic: "Newsroom ethics and standards. . . . .

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4/28/04NRA AlertChris Cox's Political Report, May 2004

Anti-gun candidates have now accepted that they must give grudging lip service to the Second Amendment. But they refuse to abandon their broad agenda of pushing incremental, creeping restrictions on our fundamental rights. They are blind to the inconsistency of their rhetoric, and they are hoping to blind you with it as well.

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4/27/04In the NewsActual Assault Weapons

Lawrence J. Keane, senior vice president and general counsel of the National Shooting Sports Foundation tries to educate the New York Times' editorial writers. Read About It: New York Times . . . .

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4/27/04Deadline Approaches For UK Airgun Owners
With just days left for owners of self-contained air cartridge guns to register them, no-one has come forward from Nuneaton or North Warwickshire. Police estimate up to 1,000 people from Warwickshire . . . .
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4/26/04The Real Judge Charles Pickering
"I have seldom seen a more sustained, damaging campaign of character assassination than the attacks on federal Judge Charles Pickering by Senate Democrats and such groups as People for the American Wa . . . .
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4/26/04In the NewsBattleground States In Play For Bush Campaign

Sen. John Kerry is trailing or tied with President Bush in many of the battleground states Democrats won in 2000 and that will likely decide the outcome of this year's elections. Read About It: . . . .

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4/23/04In the NewsGlorifying Guns? Lip Service Is Just Empty Rhetoric

Polling may have convinced Senator Kerry to change his rhetoric, but when he can't even "oppose an outright ban on handguns," the rhetoric is pretty empty, writes John R. Lott. Read About It: . . . .

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4/22/04In the NewsAir Gun Owners Could Face 5 Years In Jail

Gun owners in Hertfordshire, England, could face five years in jail if the Home Office does not adequately publicize a change in gun ownership laws, warns the British Ass'n for Shooting and Conservati . . . .

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4/21/04The Second Amendment Is For Individuals
Dave Kopel looks at how a case being cited in the Guantanamo prisoners court case--Johnson v. Eisentrager--bears on our Second Amendment Rights. Read About It: National Review Online . . . .
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4/21/04Governor Considers Trial Dove Hunt In Michigan
Gov. Jennifer Granholm is seriously considering a compromise that would allow an experimental dove hunting season in southern Michigan. The hunt, which would be held in a handful of counties near the . . . .
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4/20/04In the News'NRA News' Takes Aim At Free Speech Restrictions

In announcing NRA news, Executive Vie-President Wayne LaPierre said "The U.S. Supreme Court let Congress rewrite the First Amendment to muzzle our voice during the elections, but we maintain that no . . . .

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4/20/04In the NewsHeinz-Kerry Funds Radical Pals

John Kerry is the Senate's most liberal member. But his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, looks to be even farther left, judging from her charitable giving. Over the years, she has poured nearly $6 million in . . . .

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4/19/04In the NewsVice President Cheney Speaks at NRA Convention

Vice President Dick Cheney portrayed President Bush and himself as champions of the Second Amendment - and Democratic candidate John Kerry as a potential threat to gun owners "John Kerry's approach t . . . .

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4/19/04In the NewsNRA Members Say Gun Rights Are 'Under Attack'

NRA officials estimated more than 60,000 people flooded the David L. Lawrence Convention Center during the weekend-long convention. Many expressed the same message regarding our Second Amendment Right . . . .

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4/19/04In the News'I'm The NRA, And I Vote'

Men and women, young and old, proclaim "I'm the NRA" on posters wrapped around columns outside the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. Read About It: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . . . .

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4/16/04In the NewsLawmakers Urge Action On Fix For Missouri Right-To-Carry Law

Although the governor's pre-emptive veto threat has hampered the chances for passage of a bill that would correct a constitutional flaw in Missouri`s conceal and carry law, the measure's sponsor on Tu . . . .

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4/16/04School Officials Defend Eddie Eagle
Eddie Eagle was in several Pittsburgh-area schools this week to teach children about firearms safety. Read About It: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review POSTED: Friday, April 16, 2004 . . . .
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4/15/04Maryland Rejects Effort to Stop Bear Hunt
The state of Maryland rejected a proposal from animal rights extremists to stop the planned bear hunt in western Maryland later this year. Read About It: Washington Times POSTED: . . . .
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4/14/04In the NewsSome Missouri Counties Accepting Carry Permit Applications, Others Wait

With legislation to fix the problem with the state's Right-to-Carry law still pending, at least one more county is preparing to accept permit applications, but others continue to hold off. Read Ab . . . .

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4/13/04In the NewsNRA To Draw Crowds

The National Rifle Association annual convention, beginning April 16 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, will offer an array of events and activities to an expected 60,000 attendees, the large . . . .

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4/12/04Women Take A Shot At Guns
A four-day outdoor and shooting conference in Nashville organized for women drew 550 participants from around the nation. Organizers promise it will be the first of many. Read About It: Washi . . . .
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4/9/04Real Lesson Of The Alamo
David Kopel examines why the battle at the Alamo--and the Texan war of independence--is an important lesson for all who value liberty, including the right to keep and bear arms. Read About It: . . . .
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4/8/04Senators Say U.S. Slow To Arm Pilots
The federal government is stalling the process to arm airline pilots, according to lawmakers pushing new legislation to jump-start the program created in 2002. Read About It: Washington Times . . . .
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4/7/04In the NewsMaryland Governor Ehrlich Rebuffs Foes Of Bear Hunt

Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. held firm on plans to continue with the state's first bear hunt in more than 50 years, despite pressure from three congressmen from Maryland. Ehrlich (R), says he will allo . . . .

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4/6/04Clinton, Former Aides Key Players In Anti-Bush Groups
Former President Bill Clinton and many of his top advisors are central actors in a number of the groups set up to oppose President Bush. Groups like MoveOn.org, Center For American Progress and Medi . . . .
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4/5/04How Can Anyone Oppose Letting Retired Police Carry Guns?
Chicago continues to have more murders than any other U.S. city--a murder rate greater than any of the 10 largest cities in the country. Only five states have a higher murder rate than Illinois. Yet G . . . .
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4/5/04In the NewsWhy I Joined NRA

Mike Adams writes: "When I joined the NRA, I became part of an organized effort to neutralize the wacky ideas of the anti-gun lobby in America. I also believe that the NRA won the last Presidential el . . . .

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4/2/04In the NewsNo Maryland Gun Bills Seen As Likely This Session

State lawmakers will likely pass no new gun legislation this year with less than two weeks remaining in the 2004 General Assembly session. "I think the gun debate died when [Sen. John A. Giannetti, Jr . . . .

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4/2/04In the NewsChange In Right-To-Carry Law Moving In Missouri Legislature

On April 1, a Senate committee endorsed a bill attempting to fix a funding flaw identified by the state Supreme Court in Missouri's new Right-to-Carry law. Read About It: Southeast Missouri . . . .

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4/2/04In the NewsJudicial Nominee Clears Panel

The Senate Judiciary Committee-voting along party lines-approved the nomination of William G. Myers, III to the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, signaling a likely Democratic filibuster on the Senat . . . .

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4/2/04NRA AlertChris Cox's Political Report — John Kerry and the Second Amendment

As he campaigns to take the White House, John Kerry claims he respects the Second Amendment. But his 20 years of casting anti-gun votes in the U.S. Senate reveal the truth.

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4/1/04In the NewsFirearms Expert Sets Sights On Women

R.L. "Larry" Wilson, the San Francisco author and firearms expert is out with what he says is the first book to tell the whole truth about females' natural, historical, existentially joyful affinity f . . . .

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4/1/04Australian Gun Amnesty And Buyback Extended
To give the enough time to collect all the guns now banned in Australia, the New South Wales government is extending the amnesty period for gun owners to turn in their previously legal firearms. R . . . .
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4/1/04In the NewsSupreme Court Upholds Border Searches

Border inspectors can disassemble and search a vehicle's gas tank for contraband without violating constitutional rights, the Supreme Court said March 30, unanimously overruling a 9th U.S. Circuit Co . . . .

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4/1/04Advice To MI Gov. Granholm: Don`t Veto Dove Bill
Free Press Columnist Eric Sharp offers some sound advice to Governor Granholm: don`t veto the bill that would make Michigan the 40th state to provide a dove hunting season. Read About It: Det . . . .
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4/1/04Michigan Senate Passes Dove Hunting
The Michigan Senate passed a bill to authorize a dove hunting season. The Governor has announced that she plans to veto the measure. Read About It: Detroit Free Press POSTED: . . . .
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4/1/04In the NewsPolitical Science And The New York Times

Political bias at the New York Times isn't exactly late-breaking news. But what about political bias in its science reporting? That shouldn't surprise anybody either, especially when the subject of a . . . .

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