LTE: Take fight to those with illegal weapons

May 18, 2005 Toledo Blade The silence is deafening. That is, I haven't heard of any comments or apologies from the anti-concealed-carry or anti-gun hawks who predicted road rage and wild west shoot-outs throughout the state when the CCW law was enacted a year ago. However, after a year, not one CCW citizen has been cited for any reason. But the shootings continue as non-law-abiding crooks,...

Ladies: Protect thyself!

Toledo: Police unveil sketch of assault suspect Toledo police released a sketch yesterday of a man accused of sexually assaulting a 42-year-old East Toledo woman after approaching her with a knife last week. The woman was walking home from a house in the 1500 block of Albert Street in East Toledo when she approached the viaduct on East Broadway about 7:30 p.m. May 12. The suspect approached her...

When awarding citizen heroes, why did Toledo PD forget the CHL-holder?

The Toledo Blade is reporting that Toledo police held a ceremony this week to honor 19 citizens for acts that helped police solve numerous crimes in 2004. Conspicuously missing, however, is an award for a man who helped police solve crimes by using his legally carried firearm . From the story: "Help me," the 12-year-old girl mouthed to John Neal through the window of a car driving away from his...

Scope of Best Buy's discriminatory practices against gun owners still not known

As OFCC first reported on Monday, the posting of "no-guns" signs at Ohio Best Buy stores has been confusing from the start. From store managers who offered opposing excuses, to the appearance that the retail chain had been mislead by national office materials company g.Neil via the labor law "compliance kits" the company sells to Ohio businesses, there has been no clear sense of who ordered the...

Cleveland City Council aims low in attempt to keep kids from guns

Cleveland’s NewsChannel5 is reporting that Cleveland council members are waging a new campaign to stop gun violence, and it appears as though they are prepared to walk down the same tried and true (and failed) path of efforts that have been occurring for years. From the story: Many Cleveland residents are afraid and concerned about the increasing gun violence in their neighborhoods. At a public...

Just ''drive off'' if attacked in your car? More defenseless Ohioans get Borned

With every new victim who is attacked in their car comes a fresh reminder of just how horribly irresponsible was the advice of Ohio State Highway Patrol Capt. John Born in 2003 when explaining why the OSHP claimed people didn’t need to carry a firearm in their motor vehicle: “We do not want a loaded firearm readily accessible to the driver of a car,'' said Born. When presented with the fact that...

More victims of crime in places where guns are banned

Police Suspect String Of UC Robberies Related Ohio law bans firearms on college campuses, preventing students their right to self-defense Two suspects are in police custody in connection with a robbery on the University of Cincinnati's Clifton campus. Both Cincinnati and UC campus police are trying to determine whether a string of robberies near the campus are related. Police say on Tuesday...

Petro Releases First Year Concealed Carry Statistics

Press Release Ohio Attorney General's Office May 17, 2005 COLUMBUS - Ohio sheriffs issued 51,998 licenses to carry concealed handguns between April 8, 2004, when the state law went into effect, and March 31, 2005, according to the statistics gathered by Ohio’s Sheriff’s and complied by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission. “I am the chief public official charged with implementing this law...

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