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Gun Policy News, 1 July 2007


1 July 2007

Lawrence Journal-World (Kansas)

It is just a simple click, but it gets my mind racing. That's the sound that a Colt .380 pocket pistol makes when it is being cocked. I know that's the sound it makes, but it is still an attention-getter when you hear it in person. It isn't the only thing that gets my attention this late June morning. More so is the guy behind the pawn shop counter explaining to me how I could feel comfortable sticking this cocked pistol down the front of my pants. Welcome to the... (

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1 July 2007

Buenos Aires Herald

If there is one point over which the National Rifle Association in the United States and the maverick documentary-maker Michael Moore are essentially in agreement, it is over the NRA slogan: "Guns don't kill people; people kill people" — at precisely a time when the government is launching a campaign to disarm the civilian population, various recent news items have brought this slogan and the issue of gun control to the fore. It was shocking enough to have a deranged... (

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1 July 2007

Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh) / Scripps Howard News

WASHINGTON — The July Fourth fireworks over the Washington Monument are nothing compared with the sounds of battle accompanying an uncommon war raging on Capitol Hill, gun-rights Web sites and radio talk shows. Under fire is the National Rifle Association's embrace of what some are calling the most important gun-control measure passed in the House in years. The NRA collaborated with its usual arch-nemesis, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, to craft a bill... (

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1 July 2007

Huntington Herald-Dispatch (West Virginia), Opinion

The Second Amendment to the Constitution reads as follows: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." In his book "Frontier Violence: Another Look," W. Eugene Hollon writes that the murder weapon most preferred by Americans before the Civil War was the knife or the bludgeon. After the war, the weapon of choice was the gun. The change occurred for several reasons.... (

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1 July 2007

Star-Ledger (New Jersey)

The gun was a black Hi Point C9 semi-automatic, cheaper than an iPod and small enough to cram into a hip pocket. Plastic and metal, it was made in Ohio, shipped to a Florida gun shop and, in the summer of 2002, landed in the hands of a jittery 17-year-old from Newark named Wali Wolfe. As Wolfe walked with his cousin down a dark street late one August night, two men approached and Wolfe feared he was going to be robbed. He pulled the trigger, launching three 9 mm... (

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1 July 2007

Chicago Sun-Times, Opinion

In Chicago, we're doing our part to improve our schools, better manage city government and public transportation and protect our children from gun violence. To keep our progress going, state government must now do its part. It's time to fundamentally reform the way the state funds education and public transit; enact balanced gun legislation, and extend the 7 percent cap on the taxable value of homes. With the Legislature extending its deliberations into July, there is... (

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1 July 2007

Tulsa World (Oklahoma)

If the number of concealed-handgun license holders is any indication, robbers may have to worry about getting more than stolen goods during a heist. With an increasing number of state residents legally packing heat, more robbers may be taking away some hot lead. More than 54,000 Oklahomans are licensed to carry concealed handguns under the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act, said Jessica Brown, spokeswoman for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. That number is up... (

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1 July 2007

Washington Times

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Friday began a public-information campaign targeting firearms trafficking between the United States and Canada and educating travelers on the legal transit of firearms. The campaign follows the arrests of 15 persons and the confiscation of weapons and illegal drugs by law-enforcement authorities in the two countries. The arrests and seizures were the culmination of a... (

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1 July 2007

Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh), Poll

There may be fewer hunters in the United States, but it's not because of public opinion. That's a conclusion suggested by two recent national surveys, which show that while the number of hunters in America continues to fall, public support for hunting is strong and growing. The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released preliminary data from its 2006 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife Associated Recreation, an assessment of participation trends among... (

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