NRA goes nontraditional

April 13, 2005 Houston Chrinicle Perhaps the most enduring image of the National Rifle Association is Charlton Heston, brandishing a rifle above his head, stirring the crowd with his oft-repeated, "From my cold, dead hands!" It is a tough act to follow. Sandra S. Froman, the NRA's first vice president, is expected to be elected president by the NRA's board of directors on Monday, after the group'...

LTE: 'Gun-free' zones jeopardize innocent

April 15, 2005 Toledo Blade Again, the fallacy of "gun-free school safety zones" confirms the failure of "gun control." The deaths of 10 people in such a zone in Minnesota could have been prevented. The first step toward such prevention is to come to grips with the reality that "gun-free" zones do nothing except disarm the innocent, leaving them prey for cold-hearted killers who could care less...

Hundreds of Ohio fugitives arrested in federal sting

Headlines across the state Friday touted local law enforcement participation in a national roundup of fugitives that the U.S. Marshals Service dubbed "Operation FALCON." From the Cincinnati Enquirer : Federal and local law enforcement officers from across the country announced the arrests Thursday, saying 10,340 fugitives now are in custody. The arrests, which were made the week of April 4, were...

Two more ''no-guns'' UDFs suffer armed robberies

Earlier this month, Ohioans For Concealed Carry began receiving reports of "no-guns" signs being posted in United Dairy Farmers (UDF) stores in Ohio. An investigation by Business Education Coordinator Joe Eaton discovered the Ohio-based chain had just ordered signs to be posted in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana stores. Although it didn't take long for OFCC supporters to begin responding to the...

Column: Limiting gun access does not reduce crime

April 13, 2005 Collegiate Times by Jon Laird One of the most common defenses for owning or carrying a handgun is "It's my Second Amendment right." Although this argument appeals to the strict constructionist, it is less convincing to progressives who view the Constitution as more of a "living document," free to be interpreted as necessary for the current times apart from the explicit intentions...

Richland detectives find suspect in string of area robberies

The Mansfield News-Journal is reporting that a man who, after being found guilty of two fifth-degree felony counts in connection with robberies at Puffs Cigarette and Tobacco store, 855 Lexington Ave. on March 3 and was sentenced 11 months in prison, is suspected in a string of recent break-ins at area small businesses, was arrested Monday at 10:30 a.m. at 293 Superior Ave. From the story: "[Ryan...

Gratiot area loses 911 service

The Newark Advocate is reporting that almost 1,300 Alltel customers in and around Gratiot were without 911 emergency phone service for about six hours on Monday. Erin Ascione, a spokeswoman for Alltel, told the Advocate a road crew mistakenly cut a fiber line on Gratiot Road about 9:30 a.m. Monday. Customers with a 787 exchange were unable to call outside of their exchange until the line was...

CCW news from other states

ALASKA: Limits on local gun laws sail through the House ARIZONA: House OKs bill to let guns in bars, restaurants ILLINOIS: Dark day for Mayor Daley's gun control proposals MICHIGAN: Mich. weapons law may change MINNESOTA: CCW law ruled unconsitutional on appeal and Bill Introduced To Reinstate Handgun Law PENNSYLVANIA: Bills Aim To Beef Up Laws On Felons With Guns VIRGINIA: Virginia Tech's ban on...

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