''Rob Me'' signs work wonders: Two more ''no guns'' banks hit at year-end

They probably wish their normal advertising worked this well... Authorities hunt man who robbed Lima bank A lone bank robber held up the Union Bank branch on Elida Road just before noon yesterday. According to the FBI, the robber walked into the bank and demanded cash, saying he had a weapon. He fled on foot with an undetermined amount of money heading west toward Eastown Road. Search continues...

MORE: State-mandated victim zone robberies

Criminals just seem not to be getting the message that guns and other weapons are banned in these places... Damon's restaurant robbed in Montrose, pursuit leads to Akron Damon's holds a Class D license to serve alcohol for consumption on premises. Firearms are prohibited. These armed bandits were undeterred. Police seek tips about Columbus post-office robbery It is against both state and federal...

FBI: More bank robbers used guns in their crimes last year

A story in the Sunday, Jan. 2 Columbus Dispatch will come as no surprise to those OFCC supporters who have been following the posting of "no-guns" signs in banks across the state. The story starts like this: Bank heists were more dangerous last year. Robbers threatened tellers or patrons with guns in 30, or 28 percent, of the bank jobs in central Ohio. In past years, guns have been used in only...

Announcing the First Annual OFCC/TDI Fun 'n Gun!

Ohioans For Concealed Carry would like to invite you to join senior OFCC staff at the First Annual OFCC/TDI Fun 'n Gun! This fun event will be hosted by the Tactical Defense Institute, Ohio's premier tactical training facility. This event will be a combination of basic tactical training and IDPA type scenario shoots. Geared for both beginning and advanced shooters, it promises to be a day of fun...

Tale of Two Countries: "Batterings more likely for Britons"; Crime falls in US

The (UK) Sun is reporting that the rate of armed attacks against British citizens continues to soar out of control. In the news story, Chief Inspector of Constabulary Sir Keith Povey blasted the rise in violence recorded by police as “unprecedented”. He stressed: “The public, police and the Government are rightly concerned about the level of violence routinely displayed on our streets. align="...

Paper: Sheriff reduces staff, felons to be released

On Christmas Eve, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported that the Brown County Sheriff's office would be down to just one cruiser starting at the beginning of the year. The Brown County News Democrat has published a more detailed story , which reveals that the sheriff's office is preparing to release felons because they do not have the funding to keep them incarcerated. While residents learned of staff...

Another good Samaritan beaten, robbed in ''setup''

Two days after a Greene Co. couple was shot at and assaulted after stopping to help a woman who was flagging them down on a roadside, another violent attack on a would-be good Samaritan in Akron highlights the need to be prepared to defend your life in ANY situation. The Akron Beacon Journal is reporting that a 59-year-old good Samaritan was jumped and beaten after he stopped to help a woman...

Op-Ed: Shooting Blanks

December 29, 2004 New York Post by Dr. John Lott Jr. This month the National Academy of Sciences issued a 328-page report on gun-control laws. The big news is that the academy's panel couldn't identify any benefits of decades-long effort to reduce crime and injury by restricting gun ownership. The only conclusion it could draw was: Let's study the question some more (presumably, until we find the...

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