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Letter to the Editor: Taft should sign concealed carry bill

A well-written letter to the editor was published in the Toledo Blade Sunday, February 16. The letter was written in response to the Blade's latest anti-CCW editorial, "No, again, to concealed carry" , published last January 30. Gary Schoenrock, of Holland, observes that that "the Blade is attempting to discredit and distort the issue of concealed carry legislation in the state of Ohio. Using...

Dispatch: Backers in House set to resurrect divisive concealed carry gun issue

The Columbus Dispatch has published a lengthy and informative article about the expected progress of Ohio House Bill 12 in Sunday's edition. You need an account to access the Dispatch Website, but we've archived the story in the "Read More" section of this story block. At the end of the article, Representative Ed. Jerse has finally said something we can agree with: Rep. Edward S. Jerse, D-Euclid...

SUPREME COURT SETS ARGUMENTS APRIL 15th ON CCW CHALLENGE

FLASH : CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGE TO OHIO'S BAN AGAINST CARRYING CONCEALED WEAPONS TO BE HEARD BY HIGH COURT The Ohio Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments April 15th in a lawsuit from Hamilton County seeking to overturn as unconstitutional a state law which prohibits the carrying of concealed weapons. Justices included the case (02-0585) on their most recent oral argument calendar covering...

Appeal on concealed-carry ruling filed with higher court

Any stay of a local ruling that Ohio's law against carrying a concealed weapon is unconstitutional now will have to be determined by a higher court. Friday afternoon Seneca County Common Pleas Judge Michael P. Kelbley, a Democrat, denied a motion filed by County Prosecutor Ken Egbert Jr. for an emergency stay of the decision in the case of a Fostoria woman who was charged with one count of...

Gun Rights Group Applauds Fifth Judge to Nullify State Gun Ban

A press release issued by Ohioans For Concealed Carry can be seen on Yahoo.com or the Crain's Cleveland website. The full text can also be viewed by clicking on the "Read More..." link below. CLEVELAND, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Ohioans For Concealed Carry applauds Tuesday's decision by Seneca County Common Pleas Judge Michael P. Kelbley. The 18-page ruling states that Ohio's prohibition on...

Tale of Two Cities: Lorain woman beaten & robbed; San Antonio robber killed

LORAIN — Joan Bahnsen still had a red, swollen jaw Tuesday morning caused by a man she says punched her and then robbed her West 23rd Street bar the night before. It was the second robbery in two months at the 62-year-old’s Highland Grill. Bahnsen told police she was tending bar just before 10 p.m. Monday when a man came in acting strangely. He asked to use the phone and Bahnsen replied there was...

House Bill 12: TWO hearings scheduled 1st week of March

House Bill 12 has been added to the Criminal Justice Committee's agenda for two days in the first week of March. On Tuesday, March 4 at 2:30 pm., proponent testimony will be heard in Statehouse Room 114. ARRIVE MUCH EARLIER. THIS MAY BE THE ONLY CHANCE YOU HAVE TO SPEAK BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE. On Wednesday March 5 at 9:00 a.m., opponent testimony, and interested party testimony, will be heard...

Seneca County Prosecutor seeks stay of decision on gun law

2:45 p.m. 2/14/03 - The motion has been denied. Click here for the full story . TIFFIN - Seneca County's prosecutor has taken the first step in appealing a decision that made Ohio's law against carrying a concealed weapon unconstitutional in the county. County Prosecutor Ken Egbert Jr. filed a motion Thursday afternoon in Seneca County Common Pleas Court asking Judge Michael P. Kelbley for an...

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