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  • Public On The Constitutionality Of Firearm Ownership
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    The National Rifle Association and the Institute for Legislative Action The National Rifle Association created the Institute for Legislative Action in 1975 as a means to lobby. Their mission statement entails preserving and protecting the Second Amendment, which guarantees the ability of law-abiding citizens to own and use firearms for legal and acceptable purposes. The Institute is not directly associated with any specific ammunition or gun makers. It receives financial support from member dues...
  • Proponents Of The National Basketball Association
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    Trend of basketball The National Basketball Association no longer holds the prominence that it once had. In the aftermath of the lockout that took away half of the 1998-99 season, the National Basketball Association finds itself looking into an uncertain future. Appearing similar to the state of the league during the mid 1980's, the NBA finds itself with a tarnished image and no icon's to build the league around. With the retirement of Michael Jordan and the number of superstars in which the lea...
  • Of The Naacp's Landmark Cases
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    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Born from the Niagara Movement, led by William E.B. DuBois, the NAACP has had a volatile birth and a lively history (Bei fuss 17: E 4). The impetus for the creation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People came in the summer of 1908. Severe race riots in Springfield, Illinois, prompted William English Walling to write articles questioning the treatment of the Negro. Reading the articles, Mary White Ov ington and ...
  • Its Name To The Amateur Racquetball Association
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    HISTORY OF RACQUETBALL In the 1940's a man named Joseph G. Sobek got tired of how hard handball was on his hands. He was dissatisfied with the indoor sports. He worked at a rubber factory in Bridgeport, CT when he decided to start a new sport. He lived in Greenwich, CT and was professional tennis player and a pro squash and handball player. It is said that in 1949, Sobek and a partner began playing with a paddle and combined the rules of handball and squash to play what they called "paddle racqu...
  • Lumber Imports Into The U.S. Acah
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    Consumers Respond To WTO Procedural Ruling On U.S. Trade Law In Softwood Lumber Dispute Washington, D.C. (June 13) - A confidential World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling leaked to media today by the U.S. Trade Representative's office in which USTR claims that the WTO upheld the U.S. legal interpretation on the timing of its anti dumping and countervailing duties in the U.S. /Canada softwood lumber dispute is wrong, according to the American Consumers for Affordable Homes (ACAH). Canada is challe...

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