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United States

30 January 2004

Associated Press

ALBANY, New York — Gun owners, the Conservative Party and county clerks said Thursday that Gov. George's Pataki's proposal to hike the cost of getting and renewing a handgun permit is an assault on the constitution. "This is another thinly veiled attempt at gun control," said Tom King, president of the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association. The Republican governor's proposal shocked the group that has long focused on Democrats' gun control efforts, he said. The... (

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