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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 An archived version is available by clicking on the "Read More..."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...

Paper: Petro showing leadership where Montgomery failed to

In a (Columbus) ThisWeek op ed, staff writer Michael Maurer offers praise to recently-elected Attorney General Jim Petro for standing on his principles regarding a court matter unrelated to concealed carry reform. But in the process of praising Petro's leadership, Maurer needed a little contrast. He chose none other than the person who used to hold his office, now-State Auditor and governor-wanna...

Editorial: The Ohio Constitution is so clear [on CCW]

The Canton Repository has printed their second pro-concealed carry reform article this week. This time, it's in the form of an editorial representing the paper's official view. The paper uses the Ohio Constitution as their backbone, and recognizes the clarity of Article I, Section 4, quoting it in their piece. They even go so far are recognize those who believe that even HB12's restrictions may...

Is no CCW news good news for these Ohio newspapers?

When Ohio's ban on CCW was ruled unconstitutional in a Hamilton County court last year, OFCC took note of a number of media outlets which were largely silent on the story. When a Democrat judge from Seneca County became the third Ohio court to rule Ohio's CCW ban unconstitutional, we pointed out that many major Ohio newspapers failed to so much as mention the ruling. In spite of this history, who...

Alliance Review highlights rural vs. urban CCW debate

In their coverage of the passage of HB12, the Alliance Review brings the issue of rural vs. urban voting on concealed carry reform to light. "Supporters said the issue is important and beneficial to both rural and urban areas, but agreed there is a lot of support for the issue in rural areas, saying that in rural areas, police cannot be everywhere. According to state Rep. Keith Faber, R-Celina,...

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