Neighborhood watch formed

The Mount Vernon News is reporting that, on Monday, April 21, over 60 people from Butler and Harrison townships came together to discuss ways to combat crime. According to the story, the purpose was to have everyone gather together to get to know each other and share information regarding keeping their families safe: Many questions were asked regarding Ohio’s Concealed Carry Law and the right...

Home sweet (defenseless) home

Couple Robbed At Gunpoint Inside Upper Arlington Home Police said a couple in their 70s were forced into the bathroom of their own home Tuesday morning by a man with a gun who then took their car. The robber crawled in through a garage window inside the Edgevale Drive home to get inside, NBC 4's Kyle Anderson reported. "He produced a handgun to the residents and forced them into a bathroom," said...

Letter to OFCC: This MY ''Safe Alternative''

----- Original Message ----- Subject: This MY "Safe Alternative" From: Eric Wolford Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2005 To: [email protected] Hello, Let me start with this...My name is Eric E. Wolford, and I am a member of OFCC. I am so very proud to be a member of an organization that is so incredibly informative. I live in Columbus, Ohio, and I am a small business owner. I am a huge advocate for HB 12 (in spite...

Crime rate increases after release of prisoners

The Youngstown Vindicator reported Monday that local law enforcement are growing more certain every day that a decision to enforce an early prisoner-release program in order to save money is influencing local crime rates. From the story: Austintown made 18 more felony arrests this March than in March 2004. In the past month, Liberty police have investigated three armed robberies, including a bank...

Beacon Journal letter-writers ''face anonymous attacks''

The Akron Beacon Journal Sunday informed readers that a man who has been writing to the Beacon Journal for more than forty years found it necessary to seek an unlisted phone number after being "subjected to repeated harassment in the form of early morning phone calls and anonymous hate mail." From the story: That's typical for these calls. Always anonymous. Always cynical and sarcastic. Always an...

LTE: Don't fear guns; fear their misuse

May 3, 2005 Toledo Blade I wonder how much thought was given by a Forum writer ("Public park no place for a gun") to the idea that there are some people in our environment who couldn't care less about the law. These are some of the people who commit antisocial acts of myriad kinds, whose power is a surprise. The victims are usually not prepared for assault or being overpowered by a person who has...

News coverage of developments in Wonderland (Clyde, OH)

As expected, Attorney General Petro's move to intervene in interve in Ohioans For Concealed Carry, Inc. v City of Clyde is bringing new attention to our suit against the city. The Toledo Blade has published an excellent report on these developments. From the story: In a lawsuit that could have statewide implications for Ohioans who carry concealed weapons or for those who try to limit them in...

NBC4i evaluates OhioCCW by asking the wrong question

Throughout the day and evening yesterday, both on their news channel and website, Columbus' NBC4i promoted a story on the 11 o'clock news, entitled "Did Guns Help Improve Safety?" Recognizing that even the headline suggested potential bias (given the hysteria we all heard from the anti-gun side beforehand, shouldn't the question be "are we any less safe"?), alert OFCC supporters quickly notified...

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