Beacon Journal letter-writers ''face anonymous attacks''

The Akron Beacon Journal Sunday informed readers that a man who has been writing to the Beacon Journal for more than forty years found it necessary to seek an unlisted phone number after being "subjected to repeated harassment in the form of early morning phone calls and anonymous hate mail." From the story: That's typical for these calls. Always anonymous. Always cynical and sarcastic. Always an...

LTE: Don't fear guns; fear their misuse

May 3, 2005 Toledo Blade I wonder how much thought was given by a Forum writer ("Public park no place for a gun") to the idea that there are some people in our environment who couldn't care less about the law. These are some of the people who commit antisocial acts of myriad kinds, whose power is a surprise. The victims are usually not prepared for assault or being overpowered by a person who has...

News coverage of developments in Wonderland (Clyde, OH)

As expected, Attorney General Petro's move to intervene in interve in Ohioans For Concealed Carry, Inc. v City of Clyde is bringing new attention to our suit against the city. The Toledo Blade has published an excellent report on these developments. From the story: In a lawsuit that could have statewide implications for Ohioans who carry concealed weapons or for those who try to limit them in...

NBC4i evaluates OhioCCW by asking the wrong question

Throughout the day and evening yesterday, both on their news channel and website, Columbus' NBC4i promoted a story on the 11 o'clock news, entitled "Did Guns Help Improve Safety?" Recognizing that even the headline suggested potential bias (given the hysteria we all heard from the anti-gun side beforehand, shouldn't the question be "are we any less safe"?), alert OFCC supporters quickly notified...

LTE: Carrying a weapon helps lower crime rate

May 1, 2005 Marion Star Dear Editor: Re: "' The gun demands respect ,'" April 4: I'm curious - what made Ms. Daley chose Mr. White out of the 299 people who have received licenses up to the end of last year? Would readers have been more interested, perhaps, in a woman protecting herself from an abusive former husband or a newspaper or pizza carrier who works in a job with risks rivaling that of...

Ashtabula sheriff to recall 23 of 42 laid off in March

The Cleveland Dealer is reporting that Ashtabula County Sheriff William Johnson will recall 23 of the 42 staff members laid off in March to increase public safety. From the story: That is good news to homeowners like Barb Sivko who called 9-1-1 last week and was told there were no deputies to help her fend off a gun-toting neighbor at her Twitchell Road property in the southeast corner of the...

More gun incidents in ''no-guns'' Ohio school ''safety'' zones

Metal detectors will keep our kids safe in schools, right? Dayton: Gun seized at Dunbar High A 14-year-old boy was arrested Thursday morning on a charge that he brought a .380-caliber semiautomatic handgun to Dunbar High School, a Dayton City Schools official said. The ninth-grader was in the Family Court Center pending a delinquency charge of carrying a concealed weapon, Dayton police Sgt...

Ironton: C&S Guns robbed

Once again, gun control laws which were passed with claims that they would keep guns out of criminals' hands (but that in actuality succeed only in making purchases more difficult for law-abiding citizens) have been completely circumvented by people who care nothing for the law. The Ironton Tribune reported last week that a local firearms store, C&S Guns, was robbed. From the story: Ironton...

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