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...

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...

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