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Dispatch: Academy will train residents to fight crime

Mayor to launch program on South Side October 08, 2003 THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Mayor Michael B. Coleman outlined the final piece of his crime-fighting plan yesterday: the creation of the Neighborhood Safety Academy. The academy doesn’t have a building or charge tuition — it’s a curriculum that would travel to different neighborhoods where city employees would teach residents to prevent and report...

Ohio 'Defense' Walk news goes national

Gun Rights Advocates Take Aim at Concealed Carry Bans By Robert B. Bluey CNSNews.com Staff Writer October 15, 2003 (CNSNews.com) - After victories in five states already this year, concealed carry advocates are turning their attention to the handful of remaining states that continue to prohibit gun owners from carrying a concealed firearm. Battles are brewing in the Ohio and Wisconsin...

Youngstown city bureaucrats infringing on multiple Constitutional rights

As the grassroots effort to draw attention to the absurdity of the Supreme Court ruling rolls across the state in the form of open carry 'Defense' Walks, organizers have met with overwhelming support from the local governments. The Mayor of Gahanna made an appearance at the Columbus-area Walk, and Chief of Police Dennis Murphy was most helpful and supportive. In Lima, Allen County Sheriff Dan...

Lima open carry 'Defense' Walk brings record turnout

Lima brought out a healthy mix of its finest citizens in record Walk numbers yesterday. Men and women, people young and old, families with children, persons from multiple ethnic backgrounds - about 150 people participated in the Lima open carry 'Defense' Walk. Links to post-Walk media coverage as they appeared: Toledo Blade: Concealed-carry allies take to the streets Lima News: Lima gun owners...

Dayton-area open carry 'Defense' Walk earns ''thumbs up'' from locals

Drivers honked car horns and waved, or gave a thumbs-up sign, to Walkers in Xenia yesterday. Here is a quick summary from Walk organizer Larry Moore: WKEF said about 100 people walked in downtown Xenia supporting concealed carry and vividly demonstrating the clear options of open carry on the street versus the many advantages of concealed carry. Media coverage included all the local television...

Columbus-area open carry 'Defense' Walk ''couldn't have gone better''

They forgot the red carpet. But Gahanna's mayor and police chief had pretty much everything else covered for the 100+ Walkers who came to town Sunday for their open carry demonstration. Here is a quick summary from Walk Organizer Gerard Valentino: "Although 'official' numbers showed 111 walkers, the actual number including some spouses and children was closer to 125. Along the route, several cars...

Letter to the Editor: Moving forward on concealed-carry

Toledo Blade October 12, 2003 Senate President Doug White has violated the trust of the people of Ohio by refusing to appoint senators to a conference committee that will work to reconcile differences in the concealed-carry bills adopted by the House and Senate. As a leader of a bicameral legislature, Senator White is obliged to work with his counterparts in the House to adopt legislation that...

Advocates walk to defend the right to carry gun

Gahanna News October 8, 2003 By Jef Benedetti Walking to support a cause will get a new twist at 2:00 p.m. Sunday in Veterans Memorial Park, 73 Johnstown Road, in Gahanna. Columbus areas gun advocates for carrying concealed weapons will hold a 'Defense Walk' to protest obstruction they say they believe is happening with the pending legislation in the Ohio Senate to allow Ohio residents to carry a...

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