State-mandated victim zone manager followed home, beaten, robbed

The Ashtabula Star Beacon is reporting that Leo Caruso, owner of Caruso’s Pizza and Spaghetti House, left the restaurant for home about 10 p.m. carrying the day’s receipts in a zippered bank envelope. On the drive home he noticed the white SUV following him. From the story: After parking his car in the garage, Caruso said he was confronted in his driveway by a white male in his 20’s wearing a...

Letter to OFCC: Scotts Lawn Service lost my business over ''no-guns'' sign

Sent: Mar 04 2005 Subject: Scotts Lawn Service I just submitted a CPZ notification form for Scotts Lawn Service. [I was informed] this is a corporate policy and the sign are at all Ohio stores, not just the one in West Chester . When I went in, I had already written a personal check for $500.88 to them to treat my lawn this year. After seeing the sign I asked to see the manager and told him of my...

Skyline Chili fears criminals might use DNPWA list?

The following letter was sent to OFCC by an HR Director for Cincinnati-based Skyline Chili. After giving the company an appropriate amount of time to respond to our follow-up (they didn’t), we are now posting this exchange here, for the benefit of our readers. Subject: Do Not Patronize List From: Shari A. Bleuer Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 Dear Ohioans for Concealed Carry Public Relations team,...

Technical-speak weapons primer for writers

By Charles K. Bush Feb. 27, 2005 As a writer and avid reader for at least 50 years, I am continually chagrined by the lack of knowledge in certain areas by many writers. Several best-selling novelists--all of whose works I enjoy very much--sometimes make blatant errors in a variety of fields. This I attribute to the writer first; then to his/her agent; then to the publishers' readers...then back...

Plain Dealer Editorial: ''Gunning for secrecy''

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has published an unsigned editorial criticizing a move this week in the Statehouse to close the Media Access Loophole. From the editorial: This attempt speaks volumes about Ohio's lawmakers and their skewed priorities. It's not enough that, while Ohio's economy continued to slide, the General Assembly spent nearly a decade debating the issue of guns. Now, legislative...

Gun-rights advocates dominate Columbus assault weapons hearing

Columbus police officer Mark J. Johnson, who was first on the scene in a recent shooting involving a criminal with a semi-automatic AK-47, testified Thursday at a Columbus City Council hearing that he is opposed to a ban on such firearms. From the Columbus Dispatch : A ban wouldn’t have prevented the incident, he said at a hearing last night on assault weapons. Criminals will continue to get...

AZ: Gun bill approved by Senate

The Arizona Republic is reporting that under a bill that passed Thursday in the state Senate, carrying your loaded gun into a bar or restaurant that serves alcohol would be legal - as long as CHL-holder doesn't drink. "There are already guns in bars and restaurants now, but they are brought in by the criminals," Sen. Ron Gould, R-Lake Havasu, who supported Senate Bill 1363, to the newspaper. "If...

Op-Ed: The Felon Vote

March 1, 2005 New York Post By John R. Lott Jr. & James K. Glassman In the wake of their election defeat, Democrats have promised to mend their ways by emphasizing moral values. So, in their first major legislative initiative of the year, what are the party's two top senators offering? A bill to guarantee that millions of convicted murderers, rapists and armed robbers can vote. This week,...

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