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Guest opinion: NRA takes aim against surgeon general nominee

Guest opinion: NRA takes aim against surgeon general nominee

The shadow of C. Everett Koop looms large at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Much has changed since he started here in 1946, but his fundamental discoveries in our discipline inform our work daily. And Koop was not reticent. Moved that even the littlest newborns with severe congenit…

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Convicted con man to plead guilty to impersonating FBI agent in Bakken

Convicted con man to plead guilty to impersonating FBI agent in Bakken

FARGO, N.D. — A convicted con man who tried to pass himself off as an FBI agent to get perks in the North Dakota oil patch will plead guilty to an illegal weapons charge under an agreement filed in federal court.

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Women launch line of stylish concealed-carry handbags

Women launch line of stylish concealed-carry handbags

Faith Kohler wears skinny jeans, ankle boots, chunky bracelets and cropped jackets. She wasn’t about to settle for a handbag that didn’t fit her style.

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James Brady

James Brady

James Brady, selected by president-elect Ronald Reagan to become his press secretary, talking to reporters after the announcement was made in Washington. Brady, the affable, witty press secretary who survived a devastating head wound in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reag…

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Zinke record questioned at House GOP debate

Zinke record questioned at House GOP debate

HELENA — The five Republican U.S. House candidates agreed on some issues in their final debate in Kalispell on Wednesday night, but several called into question the conservative credentials of state Sen. Ryan Zinke, of Whitefish.

May 28, 2014 10:05 pm Photos

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: State control: Georgia gun supremacists' folly

WASHINGTON — Have we gone stark raving mad?

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19 states to help challenge New Jersey gun law

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming is leading a coalition of 19 states asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let them submit a brief supporting a New Jersey man's challenge to that state's concealed weapons law.

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Company makes good on leaving Colorado over gun laws

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — One of the country's largest producers of ammunition magazines for guns is leaving Colorado and moving operations to Wyoming and Texas because of new state laws that include restrictions on how many cartridges a magazine can hold.

January 02, 2014 1:28 pmLoading…

George F. Will: Obama seeks purposeful failures with eye on 2014

WASHINGTON -- Thirty-one months ago Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell affronted the media and other custodians of propriety by saying something common-sensical. On Oct. 23, 2010, he said: "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term preside…

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Gun measures put Baucus, moderate Senate Democrats in bind

Gun measures put Baucus, moderate Senate Democrats in bind

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's push for tougher gun measures and expanded background checks has placed several moderate Senate Democrats facing re-election next year in a bind, forcing them to take sides on a deeply personal issue for rural voters.

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Guest opinion: Congress must enact to violence prevention legislation

Two years ago, on a chilly morning in Tucson, Ariz., a mentally ill young man shot me in the head and killed six others, including a little girl. The Tucson killer had been kicked out of college for psychotic disturbances, denied entrance to the Army because of drug abuse, and spent months p…

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Montana gun bills heard on universities, concealed carry

Montana gun bills heard on universities, concealed carry

HELENA — Montana lawmakers behind two pro-gun measures said Monday that restrictions on carrying concealed weapons in cities and on university campuses violate Second Amendment rights.

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Montana House advances gun-rights measures

Montana House advances gun-rights measures

HELENA — Gun rights measures that include a plan to push back against potential federal restrictions on assault rifles were endorsed Thursday in the Montana House, despite criticism they may thwart law enforcement or lead to constitutional showdowns with the federal government.

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Gazette opinion: State of the guns; Let’s stand against violence

While President Barack Obama concluded his State of the Union address Tuesday with a call for “common sense reform” of firearms laws, the other big national news story was the shootout that ended a weeklong manhunt for a former police officer suspected in the shooting deaths of four people i…

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Gun advocates push bill expanding rights in Montana

Gun advocates push bill expanding rights in Montana

HELENA — Gun advocates on Wednesday pitched a slate of measures aimed at making concealed carry much easier, and striking some of the places where weapons are prohibited.

February 13, 2013 1:24 pm Related Loading…

Obama administration plan for curbing gun violence

Proposals for curbing gun violence announced Wednesday by President Barack Obama:

January 16, 2013 1:10 pmLoading…

Reaction to Obama's gun control proposals

President Barack Obama unveiled sweeping proposals to curb gun violence, including calls for Congress to pass universal background checks and an assault-weapons ban, plus 23 executive actions that don't require congressional approval. Quotes about the proposals:

January 16, 2013 1:12 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: A conservative case for banning assault weapons

Last month, I sentenced Jared Lee Loughner to seven consecutive life terms plus 140 years in federal prison for his shooting rampage in Tucson. That tragedy left six people dead, more than twice that number injured and a community shaken to its core.

December 30, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: How can U.S. reduce risk of gun violence?

The tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary is the latest, worst manifestation of two problems that have long plagued our great nation:

December 20, 2012 12:10 am Related Loading…

Guest opinion: Response to shootings should be more than tears, prayers

I am sadly reserving judgment about whether to continue membership in the National Rifle Association. I own about 20 guns and have taken elk, antelope, whitetail, mule deer and many game birds. If all the gophers I gunned down were placed end-to-end, they would probably extend from Whitefish…

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