Analysis: Violent Crime DOWN since Ohio concealed carry became law

This article, originally published at ChronWatch.com , is being republished here in its entirety with permission of the author. Gun Controllers: A Specious Species Written by Howard Nemerov Tuesday, April 19, 2005 Every time a state enacts right-to-carry, doomsayers predict scenarios like shoot-outs over parking spaces and traffic stops that turn deadly for law enforcement. That there are now 38...

Real-estate investor avoids ''no-guns'' Fifth Third

To OFCC, In light of your recent posting on your web site about Fifth Third's profits falling, I thought you might find my story about their bank relevant to this discussion. I am currently in the process of starting a new real-estate investment company. We are in the process of getting pre-qualified for the loans we'll need to purchase our first investment property. My mortgage broker gave me...

''It is against Papa John's policy''…

News 14 Carolina is reporting that a Papa John's pizza delivery person who was attacked and shot by a criminal last week in Charlotte, managed to return fire on his assailant. Yet the victim's actions are the ones being criticized by police, and are almost certain to lead to his being fired from his job at Papa John's. From the story: …Police say carrying a gun might not be the best course of...

CBSNews: Great Granny Guns Would-Be Thief

CBSNews.com is reporting that a criminal in Jacksonville, FL picked the wrong convenience store to rob last Friday, and has a bullet wound to show for it. From the story: A man accused of bursting into a convenience store demanding money was in the hospital Friday — shot, authorities said, by the great-great-grandmother working behind the counter. Janet Grammer was filling in for the regular...

Government-mandated victim zone attacks

$25,000 reward in postal robbery The U.S. Postal Service is offering $25,000 for information leading to the arrest of a man who robbed the Twinsburg post office March 25. An armed man wearing a three-quarter-length brown coat and a blue skullcap with a tan stripe approached two postal workers. He forced them into the back of a truck, locked them in, and then made off with several mailbags...

Random acts of violence - will you be ready?

No one wears seat belts only when expecting an accident. Why carry a gun only when "expecting trouble"? Sandusky Register, April 18, 2005 A New York man suspected of stabbing a 28-year-old Norwalk man and later attempting to stab another man in Lakewood, Ohio, was arrested Friday afternoon by the Lakewood Police Department. Michael Lofft, 30, of Seneca Falls, N.Y., allegedly went up to a Norwalk...

Former sheriff’s major convicted in inmate beatings

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that a federal jury convicted a former high-ranking Mahoning County sheriff’s officer yesterday in the beating of two inmates and ordering the beating of a third. From the story: Former sheriff’s Maj. Michael J. Budd, 44, of Boardman near Youngstown, was convicted in U.S. District Court in Cleveland on charges of using his position to deprive the three inmates...

NRA goes nontraditional

April 13, 2005 Houston Chrinicle Perhaps the most enduring image of the National Rifle Association is Charlton Heston, brandishing a rifle above his head, stirring the crowd with his oft-repeated, "From my cold, dead hands!" It is a tough act to follow. Sandra S. Froman, the NRA's first vice president, is expected to be elected president by the NRA's board of directors on Monday, after the group'...

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