Betty endures stale coffee & bad jokes to buy support

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that State Auditor Betty D. Montgomery, who has voiced her personal opposition to an Ohio which allows law-abiding citizens to bear arms for self-defense, says she has the backing of 38 Republican county sheriffs in the race for GOP gubernatorial primary in 2006. From the story: Standing in front of 23 sheriffs in uniform at the Statehouse, Montgomery, a former...

LTE: Limits on concealed carry are just what criminals want

May 25, 2005 Port Clinton News Herald Replying to your May 11 article of banning guns from parks. A citizen who has obtained a license to legally carry a concealed handgun may be your neighbor, friend or family member and has accepted the responsibilities associated with the license and is an ally of law enforcement. Would a park be a safer place if it were illegal to carry a concealed handgun?...

When justice fails to protect

The Mansfield News Journal is reporting that officers arrested a 38-year-old man who was under house arrest on burglary charges Tuesday night. From the story: Gregory Sutton of 168 Western Ave. had been out on bond pending aggravated burglary charges. Mansfield Police Department Patrolman Dave Scheurer said Sutton still had an electronic monitoring bracelet around his ankle at the time of arrest...

More Post-HB 12 Road Rage

The following stories provides an excellent example of how fights are escalating into shootouts on our streets in the wake of Ohio's passage of concealed carry legislation. Of course, as far as anyone can tell, none of the persons involved had Ohio Concealed Handgun Licenses... And of course in each course, where applicable, the news media failed to make that observation. Police probe drive-by...

CCW news from across the nation

AZ: Twisted coverage and myths shot down 'guns-in-bars' bill Why on Earth would the National Rifle Association promote laws so "gun-toting" people could "pack heat" in bars and not drink? Say what? That doesn't even make sense. It's beyond stupid. And in fact, the NRA promoted no such thing. But you wouldn't know it from reading the papers or following newscasts. The inaccurately characterized "...

Deli owner on W. 47th is shot dead

The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that a Cleveland store owner was gunned down Monday night in what police believe was a robbery at Tony's Deli on West 47th Street. Police told reporters that Antonios "Tony" Elbkessini, 48, of Cleveland, appeared to have been shot inside the small corner store but died outside on the sidewalk. From the story: Neighbors saw two men running west from the...

Gun control laws fail: Man uses gun to threaten woman

The Sandusky Register is reporting on yet another example of how gun control laws are a failure at preventing criminals from obtaining firearms or from harming others. According to the Register, a 49-year-old Greenwich man is accused of pointing a loaded pistol at the head of a 44-year-old woman Friday at a Greenwich residence, telling the woman he was going to kill her, then pulling the gun away...

Update: VCDL petition effort to carry in National Parks

On Saturday, January 29, OFCC President Jeff Garvas announced that OFCC had recently has recently signed on to a petition effort started by the Virginia Citizens Defense League that calls upon the United States Department of the Interior to lift a ban on bearing arms for self-defense in our vast national park system. “Today, every National Park in the state of Ohio is off-limits to Ohioans and...

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