FLASHBACK: ''Packin' Heat - Queen City of the Wild West''

As we approach the onset of hearings the House and Senate on HB12, the steering commitee of OFCC PAC (and also OFCC) are hard at work to be prepared with FACTS to counter the obligatory rhetoric that will be spouted by the liberal anti-self-defense crowd. We know we'll hear the same, tired, fear-based warnings about what might happen if "citizens carry hidden, loaded guns." Despite the fact that...

9 year-old book proves Ohio Highway Patrol/ Taft wrong

As we have been reporting for some time now, all indications are that the Ohio Highway Patrol will again offer to carry the water for Gov. Taft by opposing HB12 due to "officer safety" concerns, unless self-defense is banned in vehicles. There has NEVER been an incident involving the threatening of an officer by a CCW permit-holder at a traffic stop (in 44 states!). On the other hand, there are...

''Don't Get Borned'' Pt. 2: Many more citizens who couldn't 'just drive away'

By Chad D. Baus In Pt. 1 of the Reality Check for the Ohio Highway Patrol , we told you about Ohio Highway Patrol Capt. John Born expressing the OHP's opposition to any bill that would allow citizens their right to self-defense in an automobile. "We do not want a loaded firearm readily accessible to the driver of a car,'' said Born. When presented with the fact that a firearm is useless in a...

New online poll asks if legislators should ban CCW in vehicles to appease Taft

A new survey has been added to the OFCC PAC website, inquiring as to whether or not the General Assembly should add language to HB12 which would ban license-holders from carrying their firearms in their vehicles, in order to appease Gov. Taft and the Ohio Highway Patrol.

Madison (County) Press: House Speaker Householder coming to town

Madison County's Lincoln Day Dinner will feature the Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, Larry Householder. Householder has been a staunch supporter of the restoration of self-defense rights in Ohio via concealed carry reform. The annual GOP event will be held Friday, February 28, beginning at 6 p.m., in the First United Methodist Church, 52 N. Main St., London. A social hour and dinner...

Pro-CCW Rep. Jeffrey Manning (R-57) resigns; appointed as Lorain Co. Prosecutor

The Gongwer News Agency is reporting that State Rep. Jeffrey Manning, a second term Republican from North Ridgeville, will resign to accept appointment as Lorain County prosecutor. Mr. Manning won appointment to the post after Lorain County Republican Party members voted Tuesday night to have him replace Greg White, who was nominated by President Bush as U.S. attorney for the northern district of...

Tale of Two Cities: Cincinnati homicides skyrocketing, Indy's rate drops (again)

Cincinnatians, still suffering with the rest of Ohio from the denial of their self-defense rights, are under a violent crime seige. The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting a 117 percent increase in the number of Cincinnati homicides so far this year, compared with the same period in 2002, when six people were killed. And last year's 65 slayings were a 15-year high. Detectives have made arrests in...

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...


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