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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...

Letter to the Editor: "Majority of states have concealed-carry laws"

This letter to the editor appears in the Nov. 18, 2002 edition of the Columbus Dispatch: "I read with interest that Gov. Bob Taft is still saying he won't sign a law allowing the concealed carry of handguns without law-enforcement support ("Conceal/carry back on agenda,'' Dispatch, Nov. 10). The majority of states have concealed-carry laws. Ohio doesn't need to reinvent the wheel. Lawmakers...

Police Chiefs Support Armed Pilots & Right to Carry Arms

The National Association of Chiefs of Police (NACOP) has released its 15th annual nationwide survey of chiefs of police and sheriffs, and the responses show, yet again, that our nation’s law enforcement officers support our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. The survey was sent to more than 22,000 command officers, and the responses showed that 72% support arming pilots, 93% believe that any law-...

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