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NEW at www.buckeyefirearms.org: Education Guide

It a common mistake among many pro-gun advocates to assume everyone they talk to, or everyone that logs on to a website such as ours, is familiar with the matters related to concealed carry reform, and come here simply looking for how they can help make the legislation a legal reality. But more and more frequently, OFCC PAC receives inquiries from visitors looking for more factual data on WHY...

FOLLOW UP: CCW Debate At University of Akron

Late last week, Ohioans for Concealed Carry urged its members and supporters in the Akron area to attend a debate at Akron University on Tuesday, February 11. The Akron University Sociology Club sponsored the debate "to help voters understand both sides of the issue of 'Civilians carrying concealed weapons.'" University of Akron Chief of Police Paul Callahan represented the position of the anti-...

Ohio sex offenders: Where are they?

Ohio law officers cannot find at least 301 sex offenders -- including 38 in central Ohio -- who have failed to register their address as required by the state's Megan's Law. Of those in central Ohio, 33 are supposed to be in Franklin County and five in surrounding counties. Among the wanted are predators who have committed violent rapes, including one Columbus man involved in a gang rape of two...

Akron: Yet another attack after ''restraining'' order fails to restrain

Akron man charged in woman's stabbing AKRON: An Akron man was charged Saturday with stabbing the mother of his 4-year-old son in front of the child. Mickie T. Barmore, 23, is charged with aggravated burglary, felonious assault, domestic violence, violation of a civil protection order, child endangering and domestic violence menacing. Police said he entered Eleanor D. Heller's home in the 400...

Cincy cop assaulted with his own nightstick shoots, kills attacker

This from the Cincinnati Enquirer: Burglary suspect shot, killed by police in Cincinnati In Hamilton County, where two courts and four judges ruled Ohio's felony prohibition against carrying firearms for self-defense is unconstitutional, a police officer was forced to use deadly force when an burglary suspect turned on him with the officer's nightstick. One can only imagine the reaction this...

Latest Million Mom attack on Jim Trakas (R-17)

The Million Mommies just won't let up on Jim Trakas (R-17) . After enduring a littany of televised attack ads, and the staging of a poorly attended and politically unsuccessful election eve opposition rally, Rep. Jim Trakas probably thought the Mommies were silenced on election day, when he soared to a convincing victory, taking votes nearly 2 to 1. Little did he know, his anti-CCW foes would...

HB12 Assigned to Criminal Justice Committee

House Bill 12 was assigned to the Criminal Justice Committee, which meets at 2:30pm Tuesday afternoons. After a one week inclement weather delay, HB12 is scheduled for its first committee hearing on Tuesday, February 25. If you intend to go to HB12 hearings (and you really should) please start planning to car pool with as many people as you can on a Tuesday afternoon. Hearings are held in room...

Sheriffs warn of apparent desire to turn Highway Patrol into State Police

The Gongwer News Service is reporting that representatives of sheriffs and county commissioners are scheduled to meet later this month to address what the county law enforcement officials believe may be a move toward turning the Ohio Highway Patrol into a state police agency and eliminating the position of sheriff. OFCC PAC Commentary: It should come as no surprise that the Taft administration...

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