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Open letter to misguided-mom-march

It has been illegal to drive drunk, yet criminals still do so. It is illegal to buy, sell, use, and produce methamphetamines, yet criminals still will. It has been proved that no matter how many laws are enacted criminals will still violate these laws. Laws against rape robbery and assault have been on the books since the West was still the West, and not a gathering place for anti-US mamby-pamby...

Multiple letters to the editor: Thieves are the problem, concealed carry is not

The Cleveland Plain Dealer published three letters to the editors on Sunday in response to an article by Julie Carr-Smyth a week ago Thursday, claiming concealed carry reform could cost as much as $5.7 million. The first two of these letters expose Carr-Smyth's article for the misleading piece that it was. One of the letters is from OFCC President Jeff Garvas. A lawyer from Maple Heights penned...

Columbus Dispatch prints two CCW-related letters to the editor

The Columbus Dispatch has published two letters to the editor dealing with the concealed carry reform debate (subscription site - paid access only), now headed to the state Senate. In his pro-CCW letter, James Cleary points out that concealed-carry is not a threat to police, since "it's the bad people who might have a gun under their car seat that the law enforcement officers have to worry about...

Half of HB12's ''no'' votes from the Cleveland area

Is there something in the water? As we begin to take a look at who voted how on HB12, a startling observation jumps out: Less than 1/3 of Ohio Representatives oppose reforming concealed carry laws to reflect our constitutional rights, and 1/2 of that 1/3 are from the Cleveland/ Akron area. If all of the rationale by this small minority is as illogical and uninformed as that voiced by the...

OSU Student Newspaper Publishes Anti-CCW Editorial

"I want my tax money back. They're obviously not using it to educate who ever wrote this!" That's what one concerned citizen had to say after reading an anti-CCW editorial, published in OSU's student newspaper, "The Lantern". Witness the platitudes: "No one should feel the need to have a weapon in his or her pocket, bag or suitcase. Accidents can occur -- guns can still go off. If any random...

Letter to the Editor: Concealed-carry bill takes right approach

A pro-HB12 letter to the editor has been published in today's Columbus Dispatch. The writer, Mike Place of Dublin, certainly knows something that Ohio Highway Patrol Superintendant Paul McClellan does not . Click here to read the letter in the Columbus Dispatch (subscription site - paid access only). An archived version is available by clicking on the "Read More..." link below. Friday, March 14,...

Taft: Ohio homeland security risk ''Elevated''; but you may not defend yourself

Don't panic but be prepared, Gov. Bob Taft said yesterday as he unveiled new homeland-security guidelines for the state's schools, businesses and homes. The security levels, from green (low) to red (severe) adopted by the 21-member Ohio Security Task Force mirror the federal terrorism-alert levels. Ohio is now at a yellow or elevated security level. Taft said the outbreak of war with Iraq would...

Cleveland Plain Dealer's Latest Anti-CCW Editorial

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a long history of publishing poorly written editorials, backed up with poor logic, opposing CCW reform. Occasionally they print these editorials on the Opinion page. More often, they are printed as news . Today's editorial, entitled "Misguided Energy", chastises the Ohio House for making Ohioans' self-defense rights a high priority, and for "putting the state's real...

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