Lessons learned the hard way: Only you can protect you

Lesson learned in Akron: The need for self-defense can come when you least expect it: Abduction suspect, truck described A 21-year-old woman told police the man tried to abduct her when he stopped his vehicle, described as a black, late-model Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck, as she walked on West Bergey Street shortly after 8 p.m. Monday. The man forced the woman into the vehicle and was driving...

Media questions affordable firearm made in Ohio

In a span of several days last week, several Ohio television outlets turned their focus of attention to the "problem" of inexpensive firearms which low-income families use to protect their homes. Although Cleveland's WKYC admits most of the Hi-Point 9mm handguns that are used in crimes are purchased "on the street", the story goes on to blame gun shows and Ohio law for the misuse of these...

Calling OH gun owners: ''Demonstrate Your Political Strength"

The U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance (USSA) is inviting gun owners from across the state to its biennial Ohio Legislative Reception. Second Amendment advocates are encouraged to come to meet with state lawmakers, discuss self-defense and conservation issues and more. From the press release: The reception will be February 22 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Athletic Club of Columbus, 136 E. Broad Street...

1992: A Massacre We Didn't Hear About

by J. Neil Schulman The following article appeared in the January 1, 1992 Los Angeles Times. This is the story you saw on the evening news: At lunch hour on Wednesday, Oct. 16, George Jo Hennard of Belton, Tex. smashed his Ford pickup through the plate glass doors of Luby's cafeteria in Killeen, injuring some patrons immediately. While other patrons rushed toward the truck believing the driver...

Welcome to life in a ''gun-free'' society

According to a story in The Courier Mail of Queensland, a United Nations-sponsored survey found that "Australia has the worst prevalence of crime among 17 industrialised countries." From the story: Federal Government statistics show increases in crimes against people, rather than property. "That's the basic picture in Australia at the moment – we're getting more violent," said Dr Tim Prenzler,...

Op-Ed: The Klan's Favorite Law

Gun control in the postwar South by Dave Kopel If you believe everything that Michael Moore says in Bowling for Columbine and his books, then you would think that "pro-gun" people are white racists, and that "gun control" would be a wonderful way to help minorities. But a look at America's past reveals what historian Clayton Cramer has accurately called "The Racist Roots of Gun Control." After...

AL: More women packing heat because of serial rapist

NBC 15 (Mobile, Alabama) is reporting that with news of a serial rapist on the loose, an increasing number of women are training for and receiving concealed carry permits. Business, especially gun sales, has picked up since police announced a serial rapist on the attack in West Mobile. In the past week or so, the report says as many as seven women have bought guns at the Mobile Shooting Center. "...

Arizona lawmakers again debating guns in bars, restaurants

KPHO Phoenix is reporting that Arizona legislators are again weighing whether to allow people to take guns in bars and restaurants if the bearers aren't drinking alcohol and if the establishments don't opt out. Under a bill endorsed this week by the Senate Judiciary Committee, people could carry weapons in bars and restaurant but only in those establishments which didn't post notices prohibiting...

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