Would banning guns, swords or even kitchen utensils stop domestic violence?

Dayton: Woman Shot in Neck Tries to Drive to Hospital A mother crashes her car after being shot in the neck, and police say her children know who pulled the trigger. Police say Shawntae Henderson was shot in the street near Conners and Germantown. Police believe the victim was trying to drive herself the hospital when the accident happened. The victim slammed into a parked truck, and then into...

Attorney General Jim Petro to be keynote speaker for OFCC's Party in the Park II

Ohioans For Concealed Carry is pleased to announce that Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro will serve as keynote speaker at OFCC Party in the Park II on July 30, 2005. Mr. Petro has spent the past year administrating Ohio's concealed handgun license law, negotiating reciprocity agreements and, when necessary, issuing legal opinions and defending the law in court. Please make plans to attend this...

City of Toledo hangs ''park-ban hat'' on vague park rules ordinance

A full thirty minutes after park-ban protest leader Bruce Beatty and dozens of supporters arrived in Toledo's Ottawa Park yesterday, Toledo Police finally showed up and issued a citation to Mr. Beatty yesterday for carrying a concealed firearm in a city park. Police cited Beatty for violating Toledo Municipal Code Section 131.02, Rule 18, which outlaws weapons in the city's parks. The citation, a...

Recommended Reading!

Given that Multiple Victim Public Shootings in places where guns are banned have been in the news frequently in the past few months, the conclusions in the following paper deserve even more attention that they have already received. Multiple Victim Public Shootings, Bombings, and Right-to-Carry Concealed Handgun Laws: Contrasting Private and Public Law Enforcement JOHN R. LOTT Jr. American...

NM Democrats work to improve CCW; OH Republican Gov. obstructs

On the same day as headlines in Ohio report the latest example of Republican governor Bob Taft threatening to veto legislation that would protect the privacy of Ohio CHL-holders, the Cybercast News Service is reporting that New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, a Democrat, signed a bill on Wednesday expanding his state's concealed carry law. From the story: House Bill 641, the Right-to-Carry Reform...

LTE: ''Dangerous signs''

April 8, 2005 The (Martins Ferry) Times Leader Dear Editor, I am writing with hopes of educating local Ohio business owners and their management on the signs we all see posted on the front doors of some establishments stating "No Guns Allowed". Posting a sign banning guns on their property is pointless if the reason for posting the sign is preventing a gun crime. Do these business owners and...

AP: State Legislators Weigh in on Gun Debate

April 9, 2005 With more than four out of five states allowing law-abiding citizens to carry concealed weapons, that argument is finished. Now, the nation's long-running argument over guns turns on how much to loosen the rules - should guns be allowed in judge's chambers? Bars? In workplace parking lots? The work in state legislatures following the latest spate of fatal shootings shows how much...

Petro running-mate to apply for CHL

The Cincinnati Post is reporting that Hamilton County Commissioner Phil Heimlich, who has agreed to be a candidate for Lt. Governor on the ticket with Attorney General Jim Petro, recently completed 12 hours of gun training and says he will apply for an Ohio concealed handgun license. From the story: "I've always been a strong advocate for gun rights and I fought for the law that allows Ohioans to...

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