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The Demonization of Deborah Cook

UPDATE: Deborah Cook was approved by the committee on a 13-2 vote . She now awaits a vote in the full Senate. No vote has yet been scheduled. The (U.S.) Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote this morning on the nomination of Ohio Supreme Court Justice Deborah Cook to sit on the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. Almost two years have passed since she was first tapped by...

Letter to the Editor: Gun control seems odd with terrorists at large

A wonderful letter to the editor, short and to-the-point, has been published in today's Columbus Dispatch. Since the paper's website is subscription-only, an archived copy is provided here: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 I am confused. On one hand, we are warned to prepare to do battle with terrorists who will attack us in our neighborhoods. On the other hand, the liberals are trying to disarm the...

ATTENTION: anti-CCW State Rep. Otterman holding office hours in Akron this week

Pro-CCW residents of House District 45 in Akron will have the opportunity to speak to their representative face-to-face this week. State Rep. Robert J. Otterman, D-Akron, will hold office hours on Thursday and Friday. Otterman is a consistent anti-CCW voter. Interested constituents may wish to take copies of the OFCC PAC Education Guide , and this Akron "Tale of Two Cities" article , to a visit...

Hearings begin again on concealed weapon bill

COLUMBUS -- A bill to issue concealed weapons permits to Ohioans began another round of hearings in the House Tuesday, featuring a quick debate sparked by Democrats. Rep. Jim Aslanides, R-Coshocton, repeated his belief to House committee members that the issue is critical to protect the rights and safety of Ohio residents. "The right to carry a hand gun allows individuals, common folk, you, to...

Op Ed: Gun Accident Reveals Double Standard

When politics and behind-the-scenes quid pro quo leads to the positioning of certain law enforcement groups against concealed carry reform, it is often tempting to place the blame on law enforcement itself. The leadership of groups like the Fraternal Order of Police labor union, and the Ohio Highway Patrol, continue to put up resistance to the restoration of Ohioans' self-defense rights. They say...

Senate Bill 24 assigned to Criminal Justice Committee

Senate Bill 24 has been assigned to the Criminal Justice Committee. We will provide information on the first hearing for SB24 as it becomes available. This is a VERY good sign that the Senate intends to move this legislation as soon as the House passes it. Senate Bill 130 was never added to a committee schedule in the last General Assembly, and under Dick Finan's leadership, the Senate only moved...

Burden of Proof: Taft and Highway Patrol have no case against CCW

The Ohio Highway Patrol and Gov. Taft waited until HB274's eleventh hour to weigh in on HB274. After nearly two years of opportunity to voice concerns, the OHP announced last December that they would oppose any bill that allowed Ohioans their right to self-defense in a vehicle. Despite the glaring unconstitutionality of this proposed exclusion, and based on comments already made this session, we...

Tale of Two Cities: Cleveland man dies; Tucson man lives

Gilbert Wingfield and David Hill liked to get together occasionally and talk about old times. The retirees planned to get together again early Sunday at Hill's apartment on Cleveland's East Side. But Wingfield never made it. He died just feet from the door of his friend's apartment after being stabbed and robbed. "He was a good man, a good friend," Hill, 63, said yesterday. "This was just a...

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