Sheriff Leis “totally opposed” to being shopped to check quality of service

When a January 5 Cincinnati Enquirer story announced that Hamilton County Commissioners were planning to send "secret shoppers" in to test how helpful county employees are when dealing with the general public, Ohioans For Concealed Carry's first question was, "will the commissioners also send faux shoppers into the Hamilton County sheriff's office?" According to the Cincinnati Post , they will...

Blame the guns, or the criminals who carry them?

The January 10 issue of the Cincinnati Enquirer contains a story on the proliferation of gun crime into the suburbs, co-written by Jane Prendergast, Enquirer staff writer. Unfortunately, the story also contains a quote from one law enforcement officer who seem to think that guns, and not the criminals who use them, are the problem: "It's just ungodly how many guns there are in today's society,"...

Columbus homeowner defends life during home invasion

WNBS10TV.com is reporting that two men tried to rob a home east Columbus, and that the homeowner shot one of the robbers. According to the report, two men charged into the home and came face-to-face with the armed homeowner. The robber fired a shot, which grazed the homeowner, who then returned fire. Police say the robber died from those wounds. Police were able to track down the other suspect...

Almost There: Brady Lowers Ohio’s Grade to D-minus

One year ago, and on the heels of passage of Ohio's concealed handgun license law, a Columbus Dispatch reporter asked OFCC's Chad Baus his reaction to the Brady Campaign's (Handgun Control Inc.) annual grade card, which gave Ohio a D-plus for its "ability to protect children from gun violence." "I was hoping for an F," Baus was quoted as saying. "The Brady Campaign has a history of giving states...

Stop Putting It Off. Get Your Concealed Handgun License!

By Dean Rieck A lot of Ohioans have put off getting a Concealed Handgun License because they think it’s too difficult. But even though the new Ohio CCW laws are among the strictest in the nation, they aren’t that bad when you compare them to some of the blatantly anti-gun laws around the world. In South Africa, the Firearms Control Act was implemented in July 2004. This act forces South Africans...

OFCC PAC Endorsees pack Senate Judiciary Comm. on Crim. Justice

The OFCC PAC has learned that a bevy of former PAC Endorsees have been appointed to fill the Senate Judiciary Committee on Criminal Justice, where any concealed carry reform bills are likely to be given consideration. align="right"> Newly-appointed Senate President Bill Harris (pictured as he currently appears in a reading promotion for Richland County libraries, holding Charlton Heston's...

Ohio gun ban lobbyist admits ''no-guns'' signs won't stop criminals

In the wake of the shooting of Officer Bryan Hurst in a "no-guns" bank , and on the heels of a growing number of victimizations in "no-guns" businesses, gun ban extremist Toby Hoover has finally felt the need to make a statement. Hoover, who fronts what often appears to be a one-woman show at the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, sent a blast email just hours after the latest Fifth Third bank...

Letter to the Editor: Prevent death with concealed weapon

In response to a misguided second-year economics student's letter to the editor, a Senior at Ohio State University who was there when the bullets began to fly has written an excellent rebuttal, which has been published in the University newspaper: January 10, 2005 The (OSU) Lantern I would like to respond to Kent Cherny's Jan. 3 comments regarding the Damage Plan concert, where four people were...

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