Inmate flees ''no-guns'' hospital after ''nearly taking life'' of officer

Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 From: OFCC Supporter Subject: Security... As most know, St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo is a "No Guns" hospital. I'm sure you also know that there have been three or four attacks in the parking garage in the recent months. To that effect, they have built more fences and posted more -unarmed- security guards in the parking lots for employee protection. St. V's...

AAA Ohio Motorist Association loses 20-year member

Submitted by: David P. After 20 years of being a member of AAA's Ohio Motorist Association, I will not be renewing my membership. When asked what their policy towards concealed carry was after seeing the “no-guns” sign on their doors, their answer was as follows: "We believe this is the safest policy for members and employees alike. Placing signs on our doors gives a level of comfort to our...


March 22, 2005 Philadelphia Daily News By Stu Bykofsky DEAR Mayor Street: You wondered aloud last week why Philadelphians feel a need to carry guns - legal guns, using a city-issued "carry permit." "For what?" you asked. "Why are they carrying? They're not hunters." No, Mr. Mayor, but some of us feel like the hunted. Following a single weekend that rang up 11 homicides you asked, "For what?" The...

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...


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