Letter to the Editor: ''No Guns'' signs say 'Welcome' to robbers

March 16, 2005 Akron Beacon Journal Two branches of FirstMerit Bank, a Dairy Mart store and the Lucky Corner bar have one thing in common: They all had "No Guns Permitted'' notices displayed, yet all four establishments were robbed by a man with a gun. More than 135 Ohio firms, including some chains, have removed such notices from their door because they realized these notices were merely a feel-...

Does YOUR place of worship have a ''security guard ministry''?

The Mansfield News Journal is reporting that Mansfield's Greater St. John Church of God in Christ has a "security guard ministry" in case of dangerous incidents, such as Saturday's Milwaukee shooting that left eight dead in a suburban hotel worship service. Rev. Walter Jordan II told the newspaper Greater St. John formed the security guard ministry after a woman entered the church and tried to...

Senate: Frivolous lawsuit protections for gun-makers likely

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer is reporting that Republicans, their ranks expanded in the Senate "with the help of the National Rifle Association", may now have enough votes to pass legislation which would shield gun manufacturers from frivolous lawsuits blaming them for instances when criminals misuse their products. The Republican-controlled House passed the legislation during the previous...

Jewelry store robbery goes bad - for robbers

KATV Channel 7 (Little Rock, AK) is reporting that one jewelry store robber was shot and killed, two are in custody, and that three or four others escaped when store owners fought back. Police told reporters the men tried to rob two jewelry merchants from Texas while at Cecil's Fine Jewelry in west Little Rock. A shootout began and the two merchants, who were also armed, shot back at the suspects...

Pilots: Gun certification moving slowly

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer is reporting that supporters of the Federal Flight Deck Officer's program say President Bush's Secretary of Transportation, a Clinton-administration holdout, is making it unnecessarily difficult for crews to take guns into the cockpit. From the story: Pilots who monitor the program estimate that between 4,000 and 4,500 have been trained and deputized to carry guns...

Aslanides: Expect ''fix-it'' legislation for Ohio CHL law this summer

The Associated Press is reporting that legislators are ready to revisit the year-old Ohio concealed handgun license law to address complaints that rules about guns in cars are too strict and journalists should not have access to lists of permit-holders. And according to the story, despite the fact that her first round of dire predictions have been proven 100% wrong, Ohio gun ban extremist Toby...

Op-Ed: Freeze! I just had my nails done!

By Ann Coulter Townhall.com How many people have to die before the country stops humoring feminists? Last week, a defendant in a rape case, Brian Nichols, wrested a gun from a female deputy in an Atlanta courthouse and went on a murderous rampage. Liberals have proffered every possible explanation for this breakdown in security except the giant elephant in the room – who undoubtedly has an eating...

Violence around ''gun-free'' Head Start safety zone threatens center

The Cincinnati Post is reporting that Cincinnati officials are "reacting quickly" to help operators of a Head Start center in Over-the-Rhine improve safety after a teacher had a gun pointed at her head Tuesday afternoon in a robbery at a store across the street. Less than 10 minutes later, another Head Start staff member was mugged near the center. The stories say the incidents are the latest in...

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