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Sanford (NC) church congregation robbed at gunpoint; one man shot

Herein lies the problem with the creation of "victim zones" in Ohio, where persons are prohibited from exercising their right to carry: "Two Sanford men are being held in the Lee County Jail on $100,000 bond each, accused of entering a church service Wednesday night, shooting a parishioner and robbing several others. Witnesses said they were conducting service when two African-American males...

Quid Pro Quo?: Taft sends cash & promotions to Ohio State Patrol

OFCC supporter Ed, has been making some rather keen observations on actions Bob Taft has taken to reward the Ohio State Patrol in the weeks following its adamant opposition to HB274: • "Col. Kenneth Morckel (Superintendent of OSP) was appointed by the governor to be the next Director of the Dept. of Public Safety." • The Governor's various proposed tax increases includes a proposed a 2 cent per...

Cincinnati Post Editorial: Money Before Safety

The Cincinnati Post has published an editorial, entitled "Putting First Things First", in which they voice their approval of reports that the concealed carry debate has been put on the back burner. Their reasoning? Legislators need not have the emotional debate on their hands while trying to fix Ohio's budget woes. We've prepared a few thoughts for you to consider as you read the piece: 1) Are...

Letter to the Editor: "Gun-carrying legislation could help cut crime"

A pro-CCW reform letter to the editor was printed in the Thursday, January 23 edition of the Canton Repository . An excerpt is reprinted here: I don’t agree with the State Highway Patrol’s opposing the Ohio Senate gun-carrying legislation (“Ohio Senate approves gun-carrying legislation,” Dec. 7). Law abiding citizens, like myself, who want to be prepared and are not planning on hurting a police...

Tale of Two Cities: Rapist in Columbus? Call for help; Baton Rouge? Get a gun!

For more than a decade, a rapist has prowled the Linden area, attacking women in their beds at night. His attacks have been so sporadic -- he takes a breather for months and even years between assaults -- that many Linden residents thought the suspect had been caught. Last night, Columbus police held a meeting to warn Linden residents that the rapist remains at large, on the prowl and he's...

Taft State of the State: Protecting 'our most vulnerable populations'

Bob Taft delivered his gave his 2003 State of the State address last evening, and focused his remarks on repairing Ohio's budget woes. But we wish he'd be a bit more consistent with his values, and focus a couple of his quotes on the issue of concealed carry reform as well. "We'll continue to protect our most vulnerable populations, including children and pregnant women." "In the difficult days...

U.S. Supreme Court declines to review financial limits for Akron campaigns

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday opted not to review the strict campaign finance restrictions approved by Akron voters in 1998 -- meaning those long-abated rules might finally go into effect for this year's city elections. Because the case never actually went to trial -- U.S. District Court Judge Dan Polster found the charter change had constitutionality problems and threw it out before a trial...

AP: Two OH Democrats leave party over Washington appointment

Mayor, commissioner leave party over Washington appointment The Associated Press 1/21/03 8:51 PM Two northwest Ohio elected officials have switched their political parties in protest of a congressional Democratic leader's appointment, The Lima News reported Wednesday. John Bergman, who will run for a third term as an Auglaize County commissioner in November, said he changed from a Democrat to a...

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