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Library Journal:
"A highly placed library source in Washington, D.C. told A&D that the American Library Association lobby and the National Rifle Association lobby are the only ones whose information was considered consistently truthful and reliable by legislators. We will not even consider the `strange bedfellows' variations possible to the remark." Alarums and Diversions column, Library Journal, September 15,1988
Nadine Strossen-ACLU:
"You can join whatever organization you want, that is a First Amendment right. And you can own guns, that is a Second Amendment right." American Civil Liberties Union president, Comedy Central's "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher", October 16, 1995
Federal Bureau of Investigations:
"Violent crime rates are highest overall in states with laws severely limiting or prohibiting the carrying of concealed firearms for self-defense." FBI Uniform Crime Reports, 1992
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms:
"No law enforcement officers were reported as having been feloniously killed or injured during the decade examined, by an armor piercing bullet defeating soft body armor." Draft report responding to section 809: of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, Assessing the Threat to Law Enforcement Officers from the Criminal Use of Firearms and Ammunition, April, 1997
Philadelphia Federal Gazette:
"As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow-citizens, the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear their private arms" Philadelphia Federal Gazette, June 18, 1789, pg. 2, col. 1
Tench Coxe, Pennsylvania Gazette:
"Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves. Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American.... [T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state government, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people" Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788, in 2 Documentary History of the Constitution of the United States, Mfm. Supp., 1778-80, Jensen ed. (1976)
International Ass'n of Identification:
"there is no practical system for classifying and coding the individual characteristics of a fired bullet as there is for a set of fingerprints." [American Rifleman, June 1990, pg. 48]
International Ass'n of Identification:
"ballistic fingerprinting ... will not aid law enforcement and will be detrimental to crime investigation." [American Rifleman, June 1990, pg 48]
Harvard Medical:
"Americans are three times as likely to die from a doctor's `medical misadventure' as from guns." Harvard Medical Practice Study, 1990
Harvard Medical:
"Americans are three times as likely to die from a doctor's `medical misadventure' as from guns." Harvard Medical Practice Study, 1990
Journal of the American Medical Association:
"If weapons are purchased for hunting, a valid hunting license should be presented along with an explanation of why the specific firearm is necessary, and how, when and where it will be used. Comments from any professional organization in which the applicant will participate and indication of the intent of the applicant should be solicited ... .[Those] applying for a license to possess firearms should be fingerprinted, provide proof of address and have nationally recognized and documented training in the use, safe storage and handling of firearms." April 27, 1994
Paul H. Blackman:
"99.8 percent of the protective uses of guns do not involve homicides." NRA Research Coordinator, replying to The New England Journal of Medicine study on Guns in the Home, The New York Times, October 7, 1993
The Washington Post:
"States with waiting periods generally have not seen crime rates go down.... Federal data show that violent crime is 47 percent higher in states that require a delay." The Washington Post, October 25, 1993
Washington Times:
"based on data collected from 21 city and county crime laboratories throughout the state [of California]...assault weapons play a very small role in assault and homicide firearm cases ... of the 4,844 (total) guns that crime labs kept track of, only 45 fell under the designation `assault weapons'" The Washington Times, June 27, 1992
"The Brady Bill rests on a largely unsupported assumption that (it) will somehow reduce handgun crime. There is no real proof of this." Newsweek, October 11, 1993

Organizations / Revised July 1998