CCW news from around the nation

AZ: Guns-in-bars bill vetoed Gov. Janet Napolitano said no on Monday to mixing guns and alcohol in Arizona nightspots. Napolitano rejected a bill that would have allowed patrons to carry loaded guns into bars, nightclubs and restaurants as long as the patrons didn't imbibe. She delivered that veto along with eight others, rejecting more bills in one day since the 16 budget measures she vetoed...

FLASH: Petro finds ''no-guns'' signs on fairgrounds NOT valid

In response to a request from the Preble County Prosecuting Attorney, Attorney General Jim Petro has issued an opinion that coincides with one Ohioans For Concealed Carry has maintained since House Bill 12, Ohio's concealed carry law, went into effect: Ohio county fairboards may not post "no-guns" signs on fairgrounds property other than buildings, and concealed carry by licensed individuals is...

Probe of private ID stolen by police begins

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that a State Highway Patrol probe into how state liquor agents gave a real person’s identity to an undercover informant could lead all the way to the Miami County prosecutor’s involvement. From the story: The investigation will center on how the liquor agents, who enforce Ohio’s alcohol-permit laws, came into possession of a woman’s driver’s license and how it...

Two Ohio home invasions end when victims fight back!

Lorain: Police: Would-be robber shot A would-be robber was killed and the intended victim was wounded six times when three masked and armed assailants invaded his G Street duplex just before midnight Tuesday in what police are calling a botched robbery. William Fiske, 20, who said he survived five gunshot wounds in his back and one in his arm, was treated at Community Health Partners and had been...

Sticking to their guns

Whether for safety, skill or sport, pistol packin' mamas are everywhere April 25, 2005 FloridaToday.com You see them every day, shopping or dining with children, stopped at traffic lights next to you or walking alone at night through store parking lots. Chances are, a woman you saw today was carrying a gun. In fact, nearly 50,000 women in Florida are licensed to carry a weapon concealed on their...

New focus on security, from the classroom to the courtroom

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer last week appointed Justice Maureen O’Connor to head a new statewide committee to address court safety and security. The report says Moyer and O’Connor attended a national summit on the issue. From the story: O’Connor, who formerly headed Ohio’s Security Task Force as lieutenant governor and director of...

Purse Snatcher Targeting Gas Stations

WCPO.com is reporting that there's a purse snatcher on the loose in Middletown. Police told the news station that three women left their purses in their cars while they went to pay for their gas. When they got back to their cars someone had swiped their belongings. The incidents happened at the Gas America and the Speedway on Roosevelt on Friday. Lieutenant Don Owens of the Middletown Police...

In Ohio, a ''maintenance engineer" is a journalist; an online News Mgr. isn't

Ohioans For Concealed Carry’s investigation of the Ohio State Highway Patrol/ Department of Public Safety's administration of issuing press credentials has turned up startling information which raises new questions about the safety and security at the Ohio Statehouse and at crime and accident scenes, or any other critical incidents. In response to an article published in the Cleveland Plain...

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