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Senate Bill Seeks to Ban ALL Firearm Magazines that Hold over 10 Rounds
by Angel Shamaya
"Several leaders of gun rights organizations and numerous dedicated activists have studied this text in the last 24 hours. All who did so and then responded to an inquiry as to its meaning agree: this change in U.S. Code would ban ALL magazines that hold, or could be readily converted to hold, more than 10 rounds of ammunition -- including ALL of them currently in private possession."

You Can Actually Kill a Terrible National Gun Control Law
by Brian Puckett
May 13, 2003
"Easy ways for you to take action right now to help preserve your freedoms.  It won't take long, and you'll be helping restore your Constitutional rights."

President Bush's Boy Feels the Sting of His Boss' Mistake
by Sam Cohen
May 8, 2003
"The New Hampshire State Republican Committee is sponsoring a series of in-state visits from party bigwigs. Last night, Karl Rove, advisor to the President, and a friend of George W. Bush for 30 years, spoke at a lecture hall at Southern New Hampshire University, in Manchester. The hall was full, with several hundred people there, including a state senator, a recent Congressional candidate, and a number of other people I knew."

Many Gun Owners Willing to Abandon Bush Over AW Ban
8,677 gun owners surveyed from April 14-20, 2003

Congressmen John Conyers and Carolyn McCarthy Solicit Support for Renewal of Semi-auto Rifle Ban
March 10, 2003
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Lawmakers Push Bush on Gun Ban Stance
by Joanne Kenen, Reuters
May 14, 2003
"Pressed by some Democrats for an unambiguous signal that President Bush supports extending the 1994 ban on assault weapons, a White House official on Wednesday instead said the ban's fate rested in the hands of Congress."

Bush keeps low profile on gun ban
--CNN.com
May 14, 2003
"The president has not mentioned it in public and has not issued written statements in his name."

The Most Sweeping Gun Ban Ever Introduced in Congress Clinton Gun Ban "Reenactment" Bans Millions More Guns
--NRA-ILA
May 13, 2003
"H.R. 2038, introduced by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.), does not just "reenact" or "reauthorize" the 1994 Clinton ban, the so-called "assault weapon" law. It bans millions more guns. And it begins backdoor registration of guns. All told, it's a giant step closer to the goal stated by Clinton gun ban sponsor Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), on CBS 60 Minutes "If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them, Mr. and Mrs. America, turn them all in, I would have done it." There is no 10-year sunset provision in the bill. H.R. 2038 permanently bans every gun that is currently banned and, with numerous, overlapping provisions:
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DeLay sees assault weapons ban expiring in Congress
Bush supports ban

--CNN.com
May 13, 2003
"The House of Representatives will not extend a 1994 assault weapons ban set to expire next year despite President Bush's call for its renewal, House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said. 'The votes in the House are not there to reauthorize it,' said DeLay, a Texas Republican and staunch foe of gun control."

The gun control debate
by John R. Lott Jr., Washington Times
May 13, 2003
"In the gun control debate, labels are often misleading. Assault weapon bans conjure up images of taking machine guns off America's streets, and the news media has often encouraged this view by showing machine guns in their stories on the ban. Yet, the 1994 federal ban has nothing to do with machine guns, only semi-automatics that fire one bullet per pull of the trigger. The ban arbitrarily outlaws some guns based upon their name or cosmetic features, such as whether the gun could have a bayonet attached."

Assault Weapons And Assaults On The Constitution
by Rep. Ron Paul
May 9, 2003
"Suppose the Second amendment said 'A well-educated electorate being necessary for self-governance in a free state, the right of the people to keep and read books shall not be infringed.' Is there anyone who would suggest that means only registered voters have a right to read?"

Ban Aid
The real point of the "assault weapon" law

by Jacob Sullum, Reason Magazine
May 9, 2003

Irking N.R.A., Bush Supports Ban on Assault Weapons
by Eric Lichtblau, NY Times
May 8, 2003
"There are a lot of gun owners who worked hard to put President Bush in office, and there are a lot of gun owners who feel betrayed by him," said Angel Shamaya, an Arizona gun owner who runs a Web site called "keepandbeararms.com."

Democrats Seek Bush's Help on Assault Weapons Ban
by Joanne Kenen, Reuters
May 8, 2003
"Opening a drive to renew the 1994 ban on assault weapons, a group of senators on Thursday challenged President Bush to give them the high-profile assistance they need to keep the law on the books."

Is It The NRA vs. The GOA In Texas All Over Again?
by Carl F. Worden, SierraTimes.com
May 1, 2003
"Do any of you happen to remember a dirt-bag by the name of Representative Jack Brooks of Texas? ... Jack Brooks allowed the Crime Bill [the '94 so-called "assault weapon" ban] out of his committee to be voted on, and it was subsequently passed into legislation that just happens to come up for renewal under our current president, George W. Bush. ... Incredibly, the NRA placed its support behind Jack Brooks..."

The gun-control issue
Washington Times
April 27, 2003
A good look at the so-called "Assault Weapons" ban, its ineffectiveness and the need to get rid of it.

NRA's LaPierre Promises 1994 Gun Ban Will Be Defeated
by Jeff Johnson, CNSNews.com
It's about time LaPierre semi-addressed Bush's idiotic support for an unConstitutional gun ban.

Coalition targets ban on semi-automatics
'No compromise' group says gun-control politicians will pay price
by Jon Dougherty, WorldNetDaily.com
April 24, 2003

Bush gun control plan is threat to homeland security
Libertarian Party Press Release
April 23, 2003

As Semi-auto Issue Heats Up... 
Official denials, attacks and silence abound
Gun Owners of America
April 22, 2003

Gun Control Senators Cheer Bush
Feinstein, Schumer welcome president's stance on firearm ban
by Jon Dougherty, WorldNetDaily.com
April 22, 2003

Sunset the assault weapons ban
by Mary Lou Seymour, Rational Review
April 22, 2003

An Answer? Out of the Question
By Dana Milbank, Washington Post
April 21, 2003
They actually printed a link to KeepAndBearArms.com referring to the poll showing 92% of gunowners willing to abandon president Bush if he signs the gun ban re-authorization.

First-ever nationwide coalition to fight the "Assault Weapons" ban forms: Coalition Against the Semi-auto Ban announced
Rocky Mountain Gun Owners
April 21, 2003

Another One-Termer Like Dad?
by Carl F. Worden, SierraTimes.com
April 18, 2003

WorldNetDaily.com Poll Covering Bush's Support of Gun Ban Renewal
7,472 people responded

Upset gun owners set to dump Bush
Shooters angered with White House support for firearm ban

by Jon Dougherty, WorldNetDaily.com
April 17, 2003

Assault Weapons and Assaults on the Constitution
by U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX)
April 16, 2003

VPC Welcomes President Bush's Support on Reauthorization of Federal Assault Weapons Ban
April 16, 2003

In surprise move, Bush backs renewing ban on assault weapons
KnightRidder Washington Bureau, April 14, 2003

Attorney General John Ashcroft Reverses Bush Administration Position on Renewing Federal Ban on Assault Weapons
Yahoo.com, March 6, 2003

Assault weapons ban back on the table; Feinstein irked by lukewarm support for extension
SFGate.com, March 6, 2003

Law Enforcement Groups to Announce Support for Reauthorizing Federal Assault Weapons Ban
USNewswire, September 22, 2002

 

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