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,...

''An Evening With Jim Petro'' and the OSU College Republicans

In a March 3 op-ed in The (OSU) Sentinel , John Herrington describes a recent exchange with state Attorney General and gubernatorial-hopeful Jim Petro on several concealed carry issues. From the story: Jim Petro, Ohio’s Attorney General, spoke to the College Republicans Wednesday night to a crowd of about 50 or so. A couple of dedicated Columbus Townhallers sat in the back to keep an eye on...

WRONG: Findlay paper asserts demand for CHLs low in area

The Findlay Courier published a story stating that residents from Hancock and surrounding counties “haven't exactly rushed to arm themselves” under Ohio's concealed handgun license la, and claiming that “in other counties around the state, the gun permits are more popular.” But an analysis of the data from the 8 counties mentioned by the Findlay Courier proves otherwise. Click on the “Read More...

Wounded wife calls for changes in way bail set for domestic abuse

The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that Amy Rezos, whose husband tried three times to kill her, including once from prison and once while out on bail, told Ohio lawmakers Wednesday, they should make it tougher for domestic-violence suspects to get out of jail on bond and prevent them from attacking their victims. Known as Amy’s law, the bill would ensure that suspects charged in domestic-...

Columbus teen watches robber shoot her dad to death

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that a man’s three children, aged 15, 8 and 4, were witnesses to their father being shot in the back of the head in a brutal robbery outside their Columbus apartment. From the story: The family returned from a shopping trip about 9 p.m. Tuesday and parked beside their East Side apartment building. The gunman approached as Madero stepped from the van. Madero’s...

Op-Ed: Good Samaritan Gun Use

March 3, 2005 FOXNews.com By John Lott, Jr. A multiple victim public shooting last week outside the court house in Tyler, Texas, stemming from a custody dispute, resulted in the murder of two people and the wounding of four others. Killings like this frequently make the news, and this story was carried by all the television networks and most major newspapers. ABC and NBC evening news coverage was...

The Wicked Witch of the Ohio Media is Melting

by Chad D. Baus In late 2004, after a ten year debate on concealed carry reform in Ohio, the Ohio Newspaper Association (ONA) succeeded in getting a poison pill inserted into Ohio's concealed carry legislation on the eve of passage. Despite warnings not to abuse the privilege they had won, the ONA advised members to collect entire lists of CHL holders, as if they belonged on a registry like sex...

More Ohio newspapers analyze 2004 OhioCCW data

Two more of Ohio’s newspapers have published stories on the recent release of CHL data from 2004. Both newspapers focused significant attention on Clermont County, where more licenses were issued than anywhere else in the state. From the Columbus Dispatch : While Ohio became the 45th state to allow residents to carry hidden guns, the Buckeye State is "ahead of the game in terms of licenses issued...

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