Letter to the Editor: Senate mustn't let FOP run show on concealed carry

A second major Ohio newspaper has printed a letter to the editor from Ohioans for Concealed Carry President Jeff Garvas. Two days after writing a horribly misinformed anti-CCW editorial , the Columbus Dispatch printed Garvas' letter (subscription site- paid access only). Garvas' letter was published on November 18 in the Zanesville Times Recorder, and can be read by clicking here .

Daily Reporter: ''Concealed weapon law to be addressed before year's end''

"With two weeks worth of legislative sessions remaining this year, lawmakers hope to reach a compromise on legislation that would allow Ohioans to carry concealed handguns, while satisfying law enforcement officials' concerns and avoiding the veto of Gov. Bob Taft, according to officials." "The amendments will try to bridge the gap between the bill's current supporters, including members of the...

Dispatch Editorial: ''Ohioans shouldn't be invited to carry concealed weapons''

On Thanksgiving Day, the Columbus Dispatch printed an embarrassing (for them) editorial about concealed carry that can be found by clicking here . The incredibly flawed editorial suggests that the Buckeye State Sheriff's Association supports HB274 because they would profit from the licensure fees. Anyone who bothered to read the bill would know that this is absolute hogwash. According to HB274,...

URGENT: HB274 Hearings in the Senate

The Senate Judiciary Committee (Civil Justice) has announced hearing schedules for HB274 as follows: Tues., Dec. 3, 10:00 a.m. - Senate Hearing Room 110 - Invited proponent testimony only Tues., Dec. 3, 2:00 p.m. or post-session (time permitting) - Senate Hearing Room 110 Wed., Dec. 4, 11:00 a.m. (may reconvene after Senate session if necessary) - North Hearing Room - Proponent & Opponent...

Judge refuses to make city turn over data in gun case

A Hamilton County judge Tuesday refused to order the city of Cincinnati to turn over documents that gun manufacturers say might be evidence supporting the city's allegations that gun makers are responsible for the unauthorized ways criminals obtain firearms. Attorneys for the gun companies say that, despite their pleas, the city has failed to produce any statistics or reports to support its...

Recount ordered in Senate race; PAC made difference in close, key race

The state Senate race between Republican incumbent Jeffry Armbruster and Democratic challenger Sue Morano is headed for a recount, the secretary of state's office said Tuesday. The certified vote showed Armbruster beat Morano by a margin of 47,856 to 47,482 -- a difference of 374 votes, Dana Walch, Blackwell's director of elections, wrote to boards of election in Lorain, Huron and Seneca counties...

Trial Balloon: Taft considers raising bar for HB274 support

Gov. Bob Taft is leaning toward making legislation requiring safe storage of firearms a new condition for winning his approval of a bill that would allow Ohioans to carry concealed weapons, a well-placed Statehouse source said Monday. The safe-storage provision would be in addition to Taft’s requirement that any concealed-weapons bill have the support of major law enforcement groups, said the...

OSU to Students: How to Protect Yourself Against the Serial Rapist

The Ohio State University may have won the fight against Michigan on the field Saturday, but they STILL haven't won the fight against the Buckeye Campus-area Rapist, who has been victimizing female OSU students at will since mid-summer. University Police Chief Ron Michalec has said he is "not in favor of people walking around with a concealed weapon. The police are here to protect. That is what...


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