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  • September 30, 2009

    San Francisco Examiner Editorial: States reassert sovereignty with legislation-9

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    On Sept. 21, the San Francisco Examiner editors filed an editorial that implies there may be much more support for Montana's 10th Amendment agitation than some may think -- and from many different sources other than gun owners.

    "There’s a growing movement on the part of states to override federal laws and regulations under the 10th Amendment, which reserves powers to the states not delegated to the federal government. So far, the battle lines have been drawn at Real ID, medical marijuana and firearms, but federally mandated health insurance may not be far behind.

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  • September 29, 2009

    Mayor Nickels 'setting stage for legal slap down'-5

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    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Dave Workman in his Sept. 21 column on examiner.com blisters Seattle Mayor Greg Nickles for being "a masochist, yearning not only to be remembered as the mayor whose reign was called because of snow, but the man who also turned political defeat into public humiliation by opening the door to a lawsuit he – and in his wake, the city he should have served instead of trying to run – will certainly lose."

    Workman is referring to the ousted mayor's last-ditch attempt to reimpose a gun ban in the city's park and recreation properties.

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  • September 28, 2009

    Pro-Gun Amtrak Amendment Overwhelmingly Passes in the Senate-3

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    An amendment to end the complete gun prohibition on Amtrak trains passed overwhelmingly Wednesday, Sept. 16, in the U.S. Senate by a vote of 68-30. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) offered the amendment to allow law-abiding gun owners to safely and legally transport firearms when they travel on Amtrak.

    Current Amtrak regulations prohibit firearms in both checked and carry-on baggage. But Sen. Wicker’s amendment prohibits any federal taxpayer funding of Amtrak if it does not allow gun owners to transport firearms on trains in a manner similar to that of airlines.

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  • September 26, 2009

    Just pass more gun laws...-6

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    Cleveland Gun Rights Examiner Daniel White pulls no punches in his Sept. 14 column on examiner.com: "Dave Stancliff is a columnist for The Times-Standard. He is a former newspaper editor and publisher," White writes. "He is also an idiot."

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  • September 25, 2009

    Pacifism – a naive and dangerous approach to life-9

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    Self-Defense Examiner Eric Puryear writes in his Sept. 15 column on examiner.com that pacifism can lead to nothing but trouble in a not-so-pacifist universe.

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  • September 23, 2009

    St. Louis to host 24th Gun Rights Policy Conference, Sep 25-27-23

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    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Dave Workman reminds Second Amendment activists that the 24th annual Gun Rights Policy Conference in St. Louis is drawing near "and, already, the agenda looks ripe for sparks."

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  • September 22, 2009

    Nevada draws fire after shooting down Utah gun permits-6

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    Utah gun owners are protesting Nevada's decision to reject Utah-issued concealed-weapon permits.

     

    On July 1, the Nevada Sheriffs' and Chiefs' Association, which sets the Silver State's permit recognition requirements, dropped Utah from the list of states whose permit holders also may carry concealed firearms in Nevada.

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  • September 21, 2009

    Americans buy more than 1 million firearms in August-7

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    ...And more than 9 million so far in 2009! 

    According to the FBI s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), there were 1,074,757 background checks in August, a 12.3 percent increase from the 956,872 reported in August 2008.

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  • September 19, 2009

    Anti-Gun Sunstein confirmed-13

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    Gun Owners of America was among the first to issue a five-alarm alert about the confirmation of Cass Sunstein as head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs by the Senate in a 57-40 vote on Sept. 11. There was plenty of alarm when Sustein, a bizarre Obama crony who not only supports gun control and opposes hunting, but actually believes animals should have the right to sue hunters, was nominated for this regulatory post.

    Now there's a lot of head-scratching.

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  • September 18, 2009

    Get a gun in DC- Do you feel lucky?-4

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    Washington Post Reporter Chris Davenport went through the bureaucratic and legal process of purchasing and owning a handgun in D.C., and wrote about it in an article published on Sept. 2.

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