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Would-be Ohio victims practice self-defense; bad guys get hurt

Three incidents across Ohio in the past few days indicate that law-abiding citizens are beginning to fight back against the crime-wave that plagues our state. In Summit County, an off-duty deputy shot and killed an intruder when he failed to respond to an order not to enter his home. The would-be assailant turned out to be a convicted murderer. • Off-duty Summit deputy shoots intruder at his...

Letter to the editor: Anti self-defense column baseless drivel

We recently reported on an anti-self-defense editorial written by Columbus Dispatch Senior Editor Joe Hallet . In the article, Mr. Hallet admitted that he doesn't want to hear from readers about his opinion, that he doesn't care what they think, and that he dreaded the email and voicemail messages he anticipates receiving (and plans on ignoring) after writing his latest anti self-defense...

Yet another serial rapist stalks defenseless Columbus women

The mother and daughter sat in the bleachers holding hands as Columbus police gave chilling details of a serial rapist's 13-year assault on the Linden area. "This series of rapes has gone on far, far too long,'' Deputy Chief Antone Lanata told about 100 people who gathered last night for a town meeting at the Linden Recreational Center. On a list of 21 victims, the daughter had been the rapist's...

OSU's Lantern takes a more balanced look at HB12

Ohio State University's student newspaper, The Lantern , has not been known for taking a fair and balanced approach to the issue of concealed carry reform in the past. But this go' round, budding journalist Matthew Carroll seems to have attempted a much more journalistic look at this story. Excellent quotes from OFCC President Jeff Garvas, HB12 sponsor Rep. Jim Aslanides, and some duds from anti-...

The Eleventh Hour: HOW YOU CAN HELP

The Ohio Senate is expected to move House Bill 12 deliberately. Under Sen. President Doug White, the climate in the Senate appears much more positive for concealed carry reform than when Dick Finan was running the show. But the fight is by no means over. Click on the "Read More..." link below for more. Opposition extremists are trying to convince the Senate Judiciary Committee on Criminal Justice...

Is Gov. Taft signaling retreat on CCW?

As we've been reporting since early March, Governor Taft and legislators have been at odds almost since the first gavel was struck in the 125th General Assembly. Significant events are occurring in the media and at the Statehouse, which may be playing together to force Gov. Taft into full retreat on his opposition to concealed carry reform. Click on the "Read More..." link below for more. The...

House Bill 12 receives first hearing in Senate committee

Representatives from Ohioans For Concealed Carry and OFCC PAC were on hand today at the Statehouse, as HB12 received it's first hearing in the Senate Commitee on Criminal Justice. A complete summary of the hearing may be accessed by clicking on the "Read More..." link below. Sponsor Jim Aslanides testified, and answered questions. Following is a summary from the hearing. Consider all comments as...

Cincy Post: City is dropping handgun lawsuit

After a four-year long legal battle, the city of Cincinnati is dropping its lawsuit against handgun manufacturers. Noted product liability attorney Stanley Chesley, who is representing the city, told local officials Tuesday that he recommended withdrawing the lawsuit because the political climate has changed dramatically since the case was filed in 1999. A bill pending before Congress that would...

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