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...

State-mandated victim zone: Woman stabbed at UT

WTOL.com (CBS Toledo) is reporting that a 22-year-old woman says she was walking on campus near the Health and Human Services Building at the University of Toledo when two men reportedly dragged her behind some shrubbery during broad daylight. The victim struggled and was stabbed in the left thigh with a knife during what police say may have been a robbery attempt. Police told WTOL she then ran...

Gun battle suspects arrested at ''no-guns'' Good Samaritan Hospital

WDTN.com (NBC Dayton) is reporting that "a gun battle spilled over into [the]...parking lot" of the 'no-guns' Good Samaritan hospital Tuesday. According to the story, the shootout began on McCleary Avenue in Dayton, where one man was hit several times. From the story: When an ambulance raced him to the hospital, detectives say his friends and enemies followed. The two groups exchanged words, and...

Cleveland police warn serial rapist on the loose

The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that police have announced a serial rapist has preyed on at least seven Cleveland women since 1996 and that it's impossible to say whether, when or where he will strike again. From the story: Calling the predator "unpredictable," Cleveland Police Chief Edward Lohn said: "I think it's important the community know this individual is out there." But warning...

Shell station manager removes ''no-guns'' signs

Date: 4 Mar 2005 From: Scott Subject: RE: Posting of signs To: OFCC CCW Discussion List Had a discussion with a nice chap who owns a Shell station down here in the Columbus area--he had a "GhostBusters" [gun w/ circle-slash] sign up that had "fine print" to the effect that "Unlawful Carry" was prohibited. The sign came in a package with other stuff (Min. Wage, Workman's Comp., etc. from Shell, I...

Op-Ed: Cutting the red tape in concealed-carry law

March 7, 2005 Toledo Blade By James Drew Columbus Bureau Chief When the Ohio attorney general's office released a report last week on how many law-abiding citizens have received licenses to carry concealed handguns, Toby Hoover had a question. "Are we ever going to stop talking about this?" asked Ms. Hoover, executive director of the Toledo-based Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence. The answer,...

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