LTE: Twisting facts and data to shore up anti-gun bias

April 6, 2005 Cleveland Plain Dealer Karen Tucker's March 30 letter "Fewer guns in fewer hands - not the opposite" was so void of the truth that I had to respond. Tucker complains about Plain Dealer columnist Phillip Morris wanting felons to own guns. Apparently, she did not read his whole article (March 22). Morris was referring to nonviolent offenders who have since been law-abiding. Tucker's...

Plain Dealer columnist wins Pulitzer for, in part, commentary bashing OhioCCW

by Chad D. Baus Editor & Publisher is reporting that ultra-liberal Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Connie Schultz has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize for commentary that, among other things, bashed Ohio CHL-holders in 2004 as "Dirty Harry wannabe's". Schultz, who has been accused by some Cleveland newspapers of being a mouthpiece for her husband, U.S. Rep. Sherrod Brown, an anti-gun Democrat...

Defenseless Ohioans continue to be victimized in their cars

Before reading the latest accounts of drivers being victimized in their cars, consider again the words of Ohio State Highway Patrol Capt. John Born, during the lobbying phase of Ohio's concealed carry law.: Reality Check for the Ohio Highway Patrol: Don't Get ''Borned'' In a Columbus Dispatch article about the expected progress of Ohio House Bill 12, Ohio Highway Patrol Capt. John Born reiterated...

Commentary: Disarming the populace is no way to protect against mass shootings

The fallout from the most recent "no-guns" zone massacre at Red Lake High in Minnesota continues to reverberate. On April 2, the New Hampshire Union Leader featured guest commentary from Gun Week magazine's Dave Workman: Seven dead at a church service in Wisconsin. Three dead in an Atlanta courthouse shooting, plus one more killed later by the same man. Ten dead, including the shooter, at or near...

CCW makes progress in other U.S. states

There is much good news from across the nation when it comes to proactive attempts to improve laws for law-abiding citizens. Click on the "Read More..." link below for some of the past weeks' highlights. In Florida, from the Tallahassee Democrat : A man's home is his castle. And, if the Florida Legislature has its way, the sidewalk or the grocery store could be his castle, too, if he shoots...

OhioCCW one-year anniversary stories blanket newspapers

Newspapers across the state are marking the first anniversary of Ohio's concealed carry law this week. As the stories are published throughout the week, we will provide the links here, along with a highlight or two, and occasional commentary. Cincinnati CityBeat: Armed and next to us This article is one of the most interesting, objective, and sincere pieces of journalism on Ohio concealed carry...

Headline: 'No guns' signs called a joke

The Columbus Dispatch is has, to its credit, finally done what other Ohio newspapers have failed to do. As part of its "Conceal-Carry Anniversary" coverage, the newspaper has published a story examining the problem of criminals taking guns into businesses and public areas posted with "no-guns" signs, and investigated two recent incidents of disarmed CHL-holders being victimized because they had...

UDF hears from customers, issues canned response, then letter from Security Dir.

Judging by the letters we’ve been copied on, Ohio-based United Dairy Farmers recent posting of “no-guns” signs in one of the heaviest CHL-licensed areas of the state is not going over well. And why should it? The company has been doing business with CHL-holders in Indiana and Kentucky for decades without incident, and only made the decision to post signs in the wake of passage of OhioCCW. What do...

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