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...

TX House OKs hiding names of gun permit holders

The Austin (TX) American-Statesman is reporting that the Texas House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly passed legislation that would delete the requirement that the Texas Department of Public Safety must release the identity of a license holder to the public. The bill's sponsor, State Rep. Suzanna Gratia Hupp, whose family was murdered by a gunman in a Luby's restaurant in Killeen...

Commentary: Justice Department report shows gun violence falls 63%

Firearms Violence 200% Higher for Blacks Than For Whites By Jim Kouri, CPP MichNews.com Mar 17, 2005 In spite of all the hoopla regarding gun violence in America, a study by the US Department of Justice appears to dispel claims of rising gun deaths. The government study received minimal if any mainstream media attention. Estimates from the National Crime Victimization Survey indicate that between...

OFCC media statement on concealed carry reform discussions

Ohioans For Concealed Carry applauds the recent discussion about reforming the current concealed carry law. As Ohio's primary concealed carry reform advocate, we have been and continue to be in constant contact with Rep. Jim Aslanides, and other lawmakers, to assure that the rights of Ohio's law-abiding gun owners, and our members, are protected. It is accepted by most law enforcement agencies,...

Editorial conundrum: Cops know best…but don't trust cops

The Marion Star has published one of the most illogical editorials to date from newspapers attempting to make a new case for why, despite the absolute success of Ohio’s concealed handgun license (CHL) law in the first year, the law should not be amended to be more user-friendly. In the editorial, the Star takes the following positions: 1) The newspaper opposes improving Ohio’s CHL law to remove...

Mr. White goes to Washington?

The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that former state Senate President Doug White is interested in seeking election to a U.S. House seat vacated by Rep. Rob Portman when he accepted President Bush’s nomination to serve as U.S. Trade Representative. From the story: More than a half-dozen people are leaving the door open to run for Portman's 2nd Congressional District seat following his nomination...

Report: Cops suggest posting of ''no-guns'' signs in store; Store robbed

Date: 18 Mar 2005 From: John T. Subject: Perry One Stop In the Lake County News Herald paper on Tuesday, there was a story about the "no-guns" Perry One Stop gas station being robbed and the female clerk on 3rd shift being pistol whipped. I work down the street, and someone I know was there. I was talking to the day girl afterwards, and the clerk said someone from the Perry Village or Lake County...

Ashland Co. CHL-holders taken hostage, Ohio newspaper style

In a move that more closely resembles the behavior of a band of terrorists than a 155-year-old news organization, the editor of the Ashland Times Gazette has announced that he has taken the privacy of 400 or more concealed handgun license (CHL)-holders hostage, and will release the information unless the Ohio General Assembly bends to his will. In a March 19 editorial, Times-Gazette editor Ted E...

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