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May 27, 2009  
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Not So Fast on Guns in Parks
from the Denver Post
Not so fast, gun owners. A new law allowing loaded guns in national parks and wildlife refuges will not take effect until next year, the Obama administration said. President Barack Obama signed the gun law without comment Friday as part of a measure creating new rules for the credit-card industry. A spokeswoman for the Interior Department said that because the credit-card law won't take effect for nine months, the gun measure also would be delayed. More


Sonia Sotomayor on Gun Rights
from Reason
President Barack Obama's announcement that he wants federal appeals court Judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter comes as something less than a shock. But when it comes to her judicial philosophy, there are some real causes for concern. In particular, on the hot-button issue of Second Amendment rights, her record suggests a decidedly illiberal vision of constitutional law. More

Politicians Hang Fire on Guns
from the Washington Times
There is one thing that can be said of President Obama with certainty -- his election has had a phenomenal effect on gun sales. Across the country, ammunition prices are soaring and many guns are in short supply as weapons fly off the shelves at stores. This is a telling economic indicator about consumer confidence as many Americans stock up for fear that the end is nigh. More

Texas Senate OKs Guns on College Campus Bill;
Bill Still Needs House Approval

from the Houston Chronicle
A bill to allow college students and employees to carry their concealed handguns on campus won final passage today on a 19-12 vote in the Senate. The bill would allow college students who are at least 21 years old and licensed to carry concealed handguns to bring those weapons into state campus buildings. University hospitals and athletic facilities would remain off limits to guns. More

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More Women Buying and Carrying Weapons
from WKRC-TV
An unprecedented number of women are taking their protection into their own hands by getting a gun. Gun stores are seeing more women customers than anyone can remember. Many women are also getting permits to carry a concealed weapon. More

EDITORIAL: Enemy in the Mirror
from The Washington Times
Suicide is the third-leading noncombat cause of death in the U.S. military, according to Department of the Army data. On at least one Army post, the response was a misguided effort to require some soldiers to register personal firearms. More


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