Security in the courthouse? Cincy judges tell COPS to stay out too.

The Cincinnati Post is reporting that, while the rest of the country is examining how to beef up security in courthouses, several judges and the court administrator are reminding police they can't bring personal guns into the building. From the story: "I have concerns that police officers are bringing weapons into court on non-course-of-employment cases," Court Administrator Mike Walton said...

Op-Ed: Road to bad laws paved with good intentions

March 23, 2005 National Review Online By John R. Lott Jr. The last ten days have seen three horrific multiple-victim public shootings: the Atlanta courthouse attack that left four murdered; the Wisconsin church shooting, where seven were murdered, and Monday's high-school shooting in Minnesota, where nine were murdered. What can be learned from these attacks? Some take the attacks as confirmation...

Despite referendum, Shooter's Supply faces yet another hurdle

Despite an overwhelming public vote last month approving plans to open an indoor target range, the Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that Shooter's Supply's effort to open an indoor target range on Loveland-Madeira Road will land in a Hamilton County courtroom Thursday. This time, the issue is zoning. From the story: Landeira LLC, the developer that wants to turn the former site of Matthew: 25...

NPR examines media's bias against gun owners

Ever since election day, the media have been wringing their hands over failing to understand how much cultural values mattered to voters. Among the most polarizing issues--gun ownership. Media tend to stereotype sportsmen, collectors and hobbyists as raging gun nuts, and gun owners tend to see media conspiracies to repeal the Second Amendment right to bear arms. "On The Media's" John Solomon went...

Op-Ed: Unarmed, endangered

March 22, 2005 Cleveland Plain Dealer By Philip Morris Lil' Ray, we are often warned, should be considered armed and dangerous. Dizzy, we're told, is known to shoot first and ask questions later. Sometimes they just shoot because "they crazy like that" and the spinning rims on your late-model used car happen to catch their eye. It's nothing personal. They should be avoided, of course. But the...

Red Lake High - Another in the sad legacy of victim zone tragedies

Only police should have weapons, right? Guns don't belong in schools, right? "No-guns" signs, security guards, video cameras and metal detectors make you safe, right? Seven victims at Minn. school shooting rampage After reportedly stealing his grandfather's "police-issued weapons" and murdering the police officer and his female companion, a Red Lake High School student entered his "no-guns" high...

Rash of multiple victim public shootings renews legislative debate

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that recent multiple victim public shootings may be having a different effect on the public than did such incidents in the 1990's. From the story: On Feb. 24, a man in the middle of a child custody dispute opened fire with a knockoff AK-47 on the courthouse steps in Tyler. He killed his ex-wife, wounded his adult son and shot dead a man who tried to intervene by...

Letter to the Ashland Times-Gazette

Never in my life have I read an Editorial so full of malice and contempt, as to what you published March 19th, 2005. If I want to address Congress to change the law, that is my right; for you to threaten to "expose" me to my neighbours as retaliation for legislation you don't like is tantamount to blackmail, and will not be tolerated! This editorial is the proof of why Rep Aslandies wants the law...

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