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  • June 30, 2009

    Sotomayor avoids firm answers on key issues-13

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    Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor and senators who will vote on her confirmation are engaged in a careful conversation about where she stands on hot-button issues like abortion and gun rights. You probably won't hear any of it, though, since the exchange is taking place in code.

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  • June 29, 2009

    'Terrorist list' targeting the Second Amendment?-7

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    Nearly 900 people on the FBI’s terror watch list applied for and received a certificate to buy a gun in the United States between 2004 and 2009, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Monday. In all, some 90 percent of the people on the watch list who applied passed the required background check, said the report, which was requested by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D) of New Jersey. 

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  • June 27, 2009

    Gun-control fear hikes sales, vendors say-6

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    In the first quarter of 2008, there were 105,856 firearms checks in Pennsylvania, compared to 130,375 in the first quarter of 2009, Trooper Paul K. Anderson said.

    National background checks for gun sales also are up. Between November and March, use of the FBI's background check system, which is required each time a federally licensed gun dealer makes a sale, rose 29.3 percent over the same period the year before. 

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  • June 26, 2009

    Eight Pennsylvania cities try gun control despite NRA suit threat-8

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    Eight municipalities in Pennsylvania have approved their own gun control ordinances in an effort to curb firearms violence despite the threat of lawsuits from gun rights advocates who say such measures are illegal.

    Last week, Lancaster's council unanimously approved an ordinance requiring owners to report lost or stolen guns. The city joins Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Reading, Easton, Pottsville and Wilkinsburg.

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  • June 25, 2009

    Twenty-three state attorney generals say no to semi-auto ban renewal-5

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    On June 11, 23 state attorney generals signed and sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder advising him that they are opposed to renewal of the 1994 Clinton administration’s ban on semiautomatic firearms, erroneously dubbed “assault weapons” by proponents of the ban.

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  • June 24, 2009

    National parks brace for possible end of gun ban-7

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    Legislation passed by Congress in April, and signed by President Barack Obama, is intended to open national park, as well as federal wildlife refuges, to people carrying loaded guns, making "it clear that the Second Amendment rights of an individual should not be infringed."

    It remains unclear, however, how far the new law will extend gun rights in national parks and federal wildlife refuges.

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  • June 22, 2009

    Gun rights groups plan state-by-state revolt-13

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    Gary Marbut, president of the Montana Shooting Sports Association, is one of the leaders of a new grassroots movement that's seeking to invoke the principle of states' rights -- including states' own authority to regulate firearms -- to thwart what he and his allies view as an increasingly overreaching federal government. 

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  • June 21, 2009

    Time To Move To Tennessee?-7

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    Cities and counties across Tennessee are preparing to deal with the fallout from a raft of pro-gun bills recently signed into law in the state, where Republicans are flexing their new-found strength in the legislature.

     

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  • June 18, 2009

    The Gun Revolt-13

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    Gary Marbut, president of the Montana Shooting Sports Association, is one of the leaders of a new grassroots movement that's seeking to invoke the principle of states' rights—including states' own authority to regulate firearms—to thwart what he and his allies view as an increasingly overreaching federal government. 

     

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  • June 11, 2009

    South Carolina: Senate to chamber bill allowing guns in vehicles on campus-6

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        A bill that would allow gun owners to drive onto school property with a gun in their vehicle is on its way back to the state Senate after sailing through the House.

        The House approved the bill, sponsored by Sen. Shane Martin, R-Spartanburg, with a 110-2 vote on Thursday. The Senate could give its final approval on Tuesday and send the bill to Gov. Mark Sanford’s desk.

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