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Politicians Make It Worse

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Politicians-WorseFor the pledge of NRA support, a candidate need only step forward at appropriate moments to decry gun-control activists as dupes or traitors, and, of course, recite on cue that guns don’t kill people, people do. (Babe Ruth hit home …

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The Biggest Danger To Americans Is…

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Danger-To-AmericansGuns. Exactly. And herein lies the heart of the matter. The attempt to repeal the assault weapons ban is really part of the overall effort of the gun lobby to chip away at gun control in general, including the Brady …

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pposing A National Park? What?

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National-ParkNational parks in the United States are being held hostage by an armed gang–the National Rifle Association. If the NRA has its way, there will never be another national park until we give up a century-old ban on hunting in …

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Fighting A Giant: Brady Vs. NRA

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FightingThe NRA, the Washington-based gun lobby that boasts nearly three million members and the power to make or break legislators, has taken aim at the Brady bill, arguing that it infringes on the Second Amendment right “to keep and bear …

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Gun Control: Is It Possible, Ever?

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AK-47-rifleOn the grounds of the Fairfield Sportsmen’s Association, about 35 km northwest of Cincinnati, Larry Rowe looked wistfully at his Colt .45 semi-automatic pistol. With 2,400 members, Fairfield is the second-largest gun club in the United States, and usually the …

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Packin’ Heat

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pakin-heatThere is something thrilling to an American about the notion of force and velocity, of distance conquered, of speed and blinding light, of sound and fury. Space shots continue despite an expenditure of greenbacks that, if applied, say, to education, …

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Gun Control: A Never Gonna Happen Scenario

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gun-control“BANG!. . . BANG! You’re dead!” Maybe those words used to be part of a harmless children’s game. But no more. For more than 500 kids last year, those words might well have been the last words they heard. Five …

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Showed The NRA’s Ability To Flex

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nraThe Yes on 676 campaign was captained by two respected and experienced Washington State political consultants: Diane McDade, who had worked on the gun issue for a number of years and who coordinated the strategy and media team; and Blair …

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Heston Was Always A Serious Issue

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Heston“When the news media are reduced to insults and vicious attacks, that suggests they have very little logic to defend their position,” says Gary Mauser, a professor of business at Simon Fraser University and a director of the B.C. Wildlife …

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Lobbying Groups Continue To Strengthen

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lobbying-groupsFortune magazine’s most recent ranking of the power of Washington lobbying groups shows that the American Hospital Association is getting noticed by the inside-the-Beltway elite.

The AHA vaulted from No. 31 to No. 13, right behind the American Medical Association, …

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