Ottawa Co. Sheriff says number of women obtaining Ohio CHLs ''surprising''

The Port Clinton News Herald is reporting that Ottawa County Sheriff Robert L. Bratton has been surprised by the number of women who have obtained licenses to carry concealed handguns in his county. According to the story, eleven percent of those who have gotten permits to carry concealed guns from the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office are women. "We've had a lot of women come through, at least a...

OSHP seeks $1.5 million in new spending authority

The Gongwer News Service is reporting that the Ohio State Highway Patrol is petitioning for additional funding. Citing increased costs of providing security during the 2004 presidential campaign among other factors, the news service reports the State Highway Patrol will seek Controlling Board approval Monday for a $1.5 million boost in its security and investigations budget. Ohio's 88 county...

Wisconsin church shooting could easily happen here

According to the Associated Press , the church member who opened fire on his congregation in the “no-CCW” state of Wisconsin had time to empty one magazine, reload, and empty another. No one was capable of resistance, and he finally took his own life. align="right"> In all, this man murdered seven church-goers, and injured four more. Last year, concealed carry legislation was vetoed by...

Time Magazine: Terrorists Planning U.S. Soft-Target Hit

Time Magazine is reporting that, two weeks after intelligence officials confirmed that Osama bin Laden had sent a message to terrorist Abu Mousab al-Zarqawi, urging him to plan attacks on U.S. soil, information gathered from interrogation of a top al-Zarqawi aide indicate the terrorist has talked about hitting "soft targets" in the U.S., which could include "movie theaters, restaurants and...

"No-guns" London: Man held after daylight axe murder

ThisIsLondon.com is reporting that a 61-year-old man was bludgeoned to death with an axe in a broad daylight attack in an upmarket area of north London. From the story: Shocked witnesses described how the victim's head was turned to "mush" after he was set upon in Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage. Nick Blackford, 20, said the "calm and precise" killer seemed unworried as he handed himself over to armed...

Cincy papers court gun dollars; discriminate against gun owners

The OFCC PAC has learned that the Cincinnati Enquirer and Cincinnati Post have recently, and very quietly, enacted a policy of denying advertising space to individuals who wish to offer a firearm for sale via the classifieds. The following email was received by a major Cincinnati firearms retailer two months ago. The writer of the email, Scott DaVault, is no longer working for the company. -----...

Another shoot-out in the streets NOT perpetrated by CHL-holders

The WHIOTV.com is reporting that an attempted robbery Saturday night turned into gunfire at a Dayton grocery store. According to the story, the shooting happened at the Kroger Store on Smithville Road, where bullets shattered windows. Officers told reporters a man and a woman whispered into a cashier's ear, making a security guard suspicious. Authorities the pair then ran outside and began...

DNA tests find ninth victim of serial rapist in Cleveland

The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that police have identified the ninth victim of a serial rapist preying on the city's women since at least 1996, and that a state program testing DNA from cold cases could link the man to more rapes soon. In the last two weeks, the newspaper reports that DNA tests identified this previously undetected serial rapist as well as the work of another rapist in...

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