After shooting outside ''no-guns'' 5/3 bank, criminal hops ''no-guns'' COTA bus

MSNBC.com is reporting that a man was shot and killed Saturday afternoon in a corridor, connecting a "no-guns" Fifth-Third Bank building to a Wendy's restaurant. Detectives told the news media the gunman stormed onto State Street after the shooting and might have hopped on a "no-guns" city bus. Commentary by Chad D. Baus: The following political subdivisions in Ohio illegally ban CHL-holders from...

Poll: 2/3 of Ohioans believe others have too much info about them

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that, in a Columbus-area poll conducted by the newspaper, two-thirds of respondents said other Ohioans have too much access to personal information about them. While the Dispatch is happy to tout a result which showed that "about 75 percent said Ohioans have either too little or about the right amount of access to government records", as with most public opinion...

Multiple victim public shootings in places where guns are banned

The headlines are filled again with news of multiple victim public shootings, and as do 90% of these types of crimes, they occurred in victim zones - places where guns are banned. Defendant overpowers deputy, kills three at courthouse Friday morning, Nichols overpowered a deputy on the way to court, then shot Fulton County Superior Court Judge Rowland W. Barnes and court reporter Julie Ann...

Trial of her peers finds ''road rage deputy'' not guilty

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that after deliberating for five hours, a Franklin County Municipal Court jury found Tressa Brinkley, 32, not guilty of aggravated menacing, a misdemeanor. According to the story, the jury believed something happened, but that despite the testimony of two witnesses, decided there wasn’t enough evidence to prove that Brinkley had, as it was alleged, aimed a gun...

Tale of Two Retail Stores

The following OhioCCW news submissions were both received on the same day, and both address an Ohio retail store and their decisions about the posting of "no-guns" signs... Death of a Clark Station Submitted by: Jeff M. A small Clark gas station in Lockland (near Cincinnati) always had a good price on gas, if there is such a thing. For the neighborhood it's in, one would think twice about putting...

Column: Where are the gun problems?

Another excellent article from the Lima News pointing out how ridiculous the posting of "no-guns" signs are...at the Lima News. March 9, 2005 Lima News As the Ohio Legislature worked in late 2003 to restore the people’s right to carry concealed weapons, the alarmists were out in force. They continued even as Gov. Bob Taft signed the legislation in January. The arguments were the usual ones from...

Op-Ed: Shooting my mouth off about right to carry guns

March 9, 2005 Tucson (AZ) Citizen by Jeff Smith They told us not to talk about politics or religion - not if we wanted to keep peace in the family. But they failed to mention guns. Bring up the subject of firearms in most circles and you get a pitying expression that says you aren't among the species that brought air-conditioning and Ingmar Bergman films to the planet. It's this quick, cold...

Op-Ed: Judicial system must do more to protect victims of stalking

Can anyone read the following op-ed and not wonder why some Ohio newspapers continue to insist on publishing the names of people who have obtained Concealed Handgun Licenses (including victims of domestic violence, etc.), and why the Ohio Newspaper Association and its members continue oppose efforts to close the Media Access Loophole in order to protect them? March 9, 2005 Newark Advocate By Mark...

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