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Editorial: Time is now to allow concealed carry in Ohio

In a Tom Lucente editorial, the Lima News is calling upon the Ohio Senate to refrain from mucking up HB274 on behalf of the FOP labor union, and to pass the bill as is. "All this talk about getting the FOP, a police union, behind the bill makes no sense. The job of law enforcement is to enforce the laws made by the politicians. There is a reason police are not involved in crafting laws. Involving...

O'Connor seeks contributions

Ohio Supreme Court justice-elect Maureen O'Connor's campaign has sent out about 1,000 letters seeking contributions to retire a $120,000 debt. In the letter, Pamela Hashem, the campaign's fiance director, said the campaign went over budget in late October when it bought extra TV time to counteract ads aired by O'Connor's opponent, Hamilton County Municipal Judge Tim Black. Mark Weaver, O'Connor...

House GOP OKs leadership for new term

Buoyed by an even stronger majority for next year, Ohio House Republicans renominated Speaker Larry Householder by acclamation yesterday and established themselves as the caucus of the second chance. The Perry County Republican, who led the GOP to three additional seats for the two-year session starting in January, received a prolonged standing ovation from the incoming caucus. Then, in an...

Armed Pilots Legislation Passes In Homeland Security Legislation

This story is from The Airline Pilot's Security Alliance out of Cincinnati, Ohio. When the United States Senate passed the Homeland Security legislation on Tuesday, Nov. 19, it included legislation that will make it possible for airline pilots to carry firearms on the flight deck if they choose to do so. This is a great victory for those who were involved in the fight, including OFCC PAC Chairman...

Ohio can learn a lot by studying CCW successes (and mistakes) in other states

Tennessee's Eight Successful Years of CCW; Anti's STILL Warning of ''Wild, Wild West" The State of Tennessee passed its shall-issue CCW law in 1994, and the program has been a rousing success. According to state, over 130,000 permits have been issued in the past 8 years, violent crime has fallen, and criminal incidents involving permit holders are virtually nonexistent, and unrelated to their...

White elected Senate President

For State Senator Doug White, Wednesday Nov. 13 was a historic day. Shortly after 8:30 a.m., the year-long speculation about who will be the next Senate president ended. White, R-Manchester, serves as senator to the 14th district, namely Adams, Brown, Clermont, Fayette, Highland, and Pike counties. He will be one of the voices who calls the shots on what bills move in the Senate. He will serve as...

Judge: Cincinnati cannot sue out-of-state gun associations

Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Robert Ruehlman ruled Friday that Cincinnati cannot sue non-Ohio gun manufacturers locally. If the city wants to sue the gun associations — the city sued the National Shooting Sports Foundation and American Shooting Sports Council — it would have to file the suit in the states where the associations are based, Ruehlman said. Ruehlman granted a motion by...

Letter to the Editor: ''FOP has undue influence on gun legislation''

This letter to the editor, submitted by Jeff Garvas, OFCC President, appears in the Nov. 18, 2002 edition of the Zanesville Times Recorder: "In recent reports, Ohio Senate President Richard Finan said the Senate is attempting to reach a concealed carry compromise that the National Rifle Association likes but the Fraternal Order of Police won't oppose. Opponents of concealed carry reform are...

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