Criminals foil background checks: Firearms stolen from home

The Lancaster Eagle Gazette is reporting that someone broke into a home in the 4600 block of Pine Grove Road, Amanda between 3 p.m. Monday and 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. Stolen items included six rifles and shotguns along with a 9 mm pistol, a holster, and 320 rounds of reloaded ammunition. The value of the loss was not estimated. It is highly typical in cases like these that the thief knows what he is...

Op-Ed: Women's self-defense class can save life

March 31, 2005 Cincinnati Enquirer Your voice: Susan Morgan I recently participated in a self-defense class for women offered by the Cincinnati police. It all started when I asked if they could recommend a course. They responded by asking if I would recruit some friends to be "guinea pigs" for a pilot program. Four course hours later I, and several of my friends, knew what to do, mentally and...

Columbus talk-show host working as guard shoots two

The NBC4 Columbus is reporting that Columbus radio talk-show host Cornell McCleary shot two men, seriously injuring one of them, last night while working as a security guard at an East Side apartment complex. According to the report, police questioned McCleary, 51, then released him without filing charges. From the story: The shooting happened at about 6 p.m. at an apartment complex on Vineshire...

Toledo officials offer contradictory statements on park ban challenge

Judging by recent coverage in the Toledo Blade, city officials are beginning to contradict themselves publicly as they struggle to decide how to deal with an activist who has announced he will challenge the city's ban on carrying firearms for self-defense in parks next week. Yesterday , Toledo City Councilman Wilma Brown told the newspaper she would try to stop the parks department from issuing a...

Op-Ed: Only a gun could have stopped Jeff Weise

March 30, 2005 St. Paul (MN) Pioneer Press By Mark Yost In the week since teenage gunman Jeff Weise walked into Red Lake Senior High School and killed five students, a teacher and a security guard before killing himself, the usual voices from the usual precincts have been asking: What can we do to keep this from happening next time? How about arming security guards, as well as a handful of...

LTE: Incident exaggerated

March 29, 2005 Dayton Daily News Re "Bullet-riddled block pleads for help," March 14: Only a city boy writer for the Dayton Daily News could: • Make a .22 rifle into an automatic weapon. • Pretend that school buses are targets. • Turn one .22 slug into a bullet-riddled neighborhood. • Make a .22 hole in a window look a foot wide. • Ignore countless shootings in Dayton, but denigrate Waynesville...

Philly Inquirer Op-Ed: Right-to-carry law is the way to go

March 29, 2005 Philadelphia Inquirer By John R. Lott Jr. While murder rates have been falling or have been flat for years in the rest of the country, Philadelphia's rate has been rising. Last year's murder rate was the highest since 1993, and Philadelphia replaced Chicago, the perennial leader, as the top 10 largest city with the highest murder rate. With 85 murders in the first 88 days of 2005,...

Ohioans For Concealed Carry Issues 2005 Ohio Concealed Handgun License Report

For Immediate Release March 29, 2005 OhioCCW is a success! CLEVELAND - Ohio's Concealed Handgun License program is one of the most successful consumer protection programs in state history, according to a first-ever report released today by Ohioans For Concealed Carry, the state's largest grassroots organization focused solely on protecting and improving Ohioans' right to bear arms for self-...

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