Gun-Control Group, PAC Pay $12K FEC Fine

The Associated Press is reporting that a gun-control group and its political action committee have paid a $12,000 fine to settle a campaign finance case from the 2000 election. From the story: At issue were ads and endorsements by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and its Brady Voter Education Fund involving various Democratic candidates in 2000. The American Conservative Union, in a...

Teenager pulls gun during fight in Newark park

This is the kind of thing we are told by bureaucrats in the City of Clyde and Toledo to fear if guns are allowed in parks. The trouble is, all the gun control laws in the world didn't stop this 18-year old from getting a gun. Do they really believe a "no-guns" sign would have helped keep him out of this public park? May 6, 2005 Newark Advocate A 13-year-old Newark boy told police an 18-year-old...

Victim Zone: UC Student Punched, Robbed On Campus

Cincinnati's WCPO.com is reporting that a University of Cincinnati student says she was grabbed, punched, and robbed while leaving class Tuesday night. According to the news story, the incident is the latest in several violent crime reports from on and around campus. The student spoke with 9News, but said she did not want to give her name or show her face, fearing for her own safety. From the...

OFCC participates in roundtable on concealed carry and privacy

Ohioans For Concealed Carry's Larry S. Moore participated last evening in a roundtable discussion on the issue of concealed handgun licenses and open records. The event was sponsored by the Associated Press Managing Editors Association, and hosted by the Dayton Daily News. Although more complete coverage of this event is slated for the Sunday issue of the Dayton Daily News, the Associated Press'...

Franklin Co. Sheriff: Homeowner Shoots Intruder

NBC4i.com is reporting that a homeowner shot a burglary suspect early Thursday morning at his own home on the city's west side. From the story: The homeowner said two people kicked in the door and entered the living room of his Volney Avenue home at about 12:40 a.m. The resident said he feared for his safety and shot at the burglars twice, striking one of them in the upper torso. The unidentified...

Man shot at Dayton bus stop

Dayton's WDTN is reporting that "there were some scary moments at a Dayton bus stop Wednesday night as a man was shot while waiting for the bus." From the story: The victim was rushed to Miami Valley Hospital after being shot twice in the stomach. According to police he was just waiting for the bus with his girlfriend and did not know his attackers. It happened just after 11 Wednesday night...

''Nasal Law'' passes in Senate, moves to conference committee

Since we often name legislation after people who inspired them (Amy's Law, Amber Alert, etc.) shouldn't this one be dubbed the "Nasal Law"? The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that the Ohio Senate unanimously approve a bill on Tuesday making it illegal for police to assign a real person's identity to an undercover informant or others in investigations without that person's permission. As amended...

When trouble comes, unarmed witnesses can't help

The Cleveland Plain Dealer this week told the tragic story this week of a woman murdered in the presence of several unarmed witnesses. From the story: Nicole English can't escape the memory of the woman's violent end. It makes no difference that she didn't know the victim, Kimberly Benson, or her husband, James Benson, a former Maple Heights councilman and mayoral contender charged Monday with...

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