April 2001

Guns and Shooting News

Ashcroft’s Views. In his first public interview since taking office, U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft made it clear that he feels the nation has “enough [gun] laws on the books” and that enforcement of current laws is the answer to criminal violence.

Criticizing the Clinton Administration for allowing federal gun prosecutions to decline 46 percent over the past eight years, Ashcroft endorsed Richmond, Virginia’s Project Exile program, which focuses federal resources on apprehending, prosecuting, and penalizing felons who use guns to commit crimes.

Environmental Problem Solved? For the first time ever in the United States, a shooting range has received a federal perm...

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