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By MATT APUZZO - AP

"Show me anybody in the 19th century who interprets the Second Amendment the way you do," Judge Laurence Silberman said. "It doesn't appear until much later, the middle of the 20th century."

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Liberty For All

“Twice in the past three years,” said CCRKBA Executive Director Joe Waldron, “anti-gun Democrat Gov. Jim Doyle has vetoed the single piece of legislation that would put victims on equal footing with criminals, and instead he has left citizens at thei

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Arizona Daily Star

Peter Goudinoff, a former UA political-science professor and former state legislator, said most people cite the Second Amendment, which specifically grants the right to bear arms, but the right of self-defense, is protected by the Ninth Amendment, is

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NY Times

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said yesterday that the city had reached agreements with six out-of-state gun dealers, who agreed to let court officials monitor their operations to prevent illegal gun sales. He said that New York had sued 12 additional gu

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AP

Mayor Frank Melton, who has taken a hard stand against the city's rising crime rate, pleaded guilty to weapons charges in a deal with prosecutors that lets him stay in office and out of jail. One-time state drug enforcement agency chief, was elec

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USA Today

A coalition of mayors meets in Chicago to exchange strategies for fighting illegal guns and for winning tougher state and federal gun laws. "A large majority of Americans want some form of common-sense gun legislation," Chicago Mayor Richar

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desertnews.com

School districts have long grappled with the guns on campus issue. Federal law (unconstitutionally) bans weapons from school property. But Utah law now makes clear schools can't prevent people with concealed-weapons permits from carrying firearm

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NBC

As communities look to make their schools safer, a Wisconsin state lawmaker announces a plan that's raising plenty of eyebrows. Representative Frank Lasee wants to make it legal for teachers and other staff to carry guns.

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Reuters

Pennsylvania lawmakers held a special session to discuss 94 initiatives to tighten the state's relatively loose gun controls in an effort to reduce gun crime. The 2-day meeting was attended by the mayors of New York and Trenton, New Jersey, who b

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Cybercast News

The California Senate on Thursday passed a bill tht would require the "microstamping" of semi-automatic handguns -- giving cartridges fired from those guns a unique imprint, which according to gun control advocates, would help police solve

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WCBS-TV (kudos Mark T.)

Federal ATF Agents issued an officer safety advisory on what is called the world’s smallest gun. ATF has confiscated thousands of disguised or miniature guns. The latest miniature gun that is alarming ATF agents is the SwissMiniGun. It's extremel

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The Salt Lake Tribune

The state Supreme Court ruled Friday that the University of Utah has no right to ban guns on campus, rejecting the argument that prohibiting firearms is part of the school's power to control academic affairs.

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Reuters

Explanations vary -- from softer gun laws to budget cuts, fewer police on the beat, more people in poverty and simple complacency. But many blame a national preoccupation with potential threats from abroad.

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Reuters

New York City has reached a landmark deal with two of 15 gun dealers it sued over illegal sales that will allow authorities to conduct undercover surveillance on the companies and videotape sales. [It's your allies that will betray you.]

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AP

Former U.S. Rep. Bob Barr filed a $400 million lawsuit against New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, claiming Bloomberg's attempt to crack down on gun dealers was "careless, willful and clearly illegal." The lawsuit, filed in Cobb County

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Reuters

A U.N. meeting meant to expand a five-year-old crackdown on the illicit global trade in small arms ended in chaos as delegates ran out of time without reaching agreement on a plan for future action. "There was a total meltdown at the end. You

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Reuters

The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to overturn a recently enacted law requiring safety trigger locks on all hand guns sold in the United States. The Republican-controlled House handed a victory to opponents of gun control by a vo

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Reuters

Urged the UN member-nations to strengthen their laws governing arms deals and management of national stockpiles, to ensure legal arms are not pilfered to end up on the black market. The ultimate recipient of legal arms be certified.

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Reuters

Americans mistakenly worried the United Nations is plotting to take away their guns on July 4, are flooding the world body with angry letters and postcards, the chairman of a U.N. conference on the illegal small arms trade said.

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Second Amendment Foundation

The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) said today’s decision by the Superior Court in San Francisco to throw out that city’s handgun ban was a victory for gun owner rights all over the Golden State. “The right of citizens to be safe in their homes and

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