Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Oregon: Senate panel rejects victim disarmament bill: "A Senate panel shot down a bill Thursday that would have authorized school districts to bar concealed weapons permit holders from taking guns to schools. The Senate Judiciary Committee defeated the measure on a 4-3 count, with Sen. Floyd Prozanski, D-Eugene, joining the committee's three Republicans in voting it. The measure was a priority for Sen. Ginny Burdick, D-Portland, the committee's chairwoman and the Legislature's most outspoken gun control advocate."

Public rejects bans to fight terrorism: "A new poll conducted by Zogby International shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans reject the notion that gun bans would reduce the threat from terrorism. The poll was conducted from Mar. 30 through Apr. 1 for the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF). Zogby conducted interviews of 1,009 likely voters selected at random around the country with a margin of error of plus/minus 3.2%. ... Rejection of gun bans as a tool against terrorism ran pretty consistently across all sub-groups in the poll, according to Zogby."

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