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OSU to Students: How to Protect Yourself Against the Serial Rapist

The Ohio State University may have won the fight against Michigan on the field Saturday, but they STILL haven't won the fight against the Buckeye Campus-area Rapist, who has been victimizing female OSU students at will since mid-summer. University Police Chief Ron Michalec has said he is "not in favor of people walking around with a concealed weapon. The police are here to protect. That is what...

Gun bill vote could come in December

A story in Friday's Bucyrus Telegraph Forum , has made it perfectly clear: A Senate vote on HB274 is expected in December. "A bill allowing Ohioans to carry concealed weapons could be voted on by the Senate in early December, nine months after the House approved the measure." "Sen. Jeff Jacobson, R-Phillipsburg, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Civil Justice committee, this week met with...

Letter to the Editor: Why Vote?

The Zanesville Times has printed another pro-CCW letter to the editor , about politics, the history of concealed carry in Ohio, the lawsuit, and more. The author of the letter did a real number on the FOP. While we don't endorse this attitude of futility at this point in time, the letter definitely summarizes what many pro-CCW voters may feel should they wake up Jan. 1, 2003 without Concealed...

Editorial: Time is now to allow concealed carry in Ohio

In a Tom Lucente editorial, the Lima News is calling upon the Ohio Senate to refrain from mucking up HB274 on behalf of the FOP labor union, and to pass the bill as is. "All this talk about getting the FOP, a police union, behind the bill makes no sense. The job of law enforcement is to enforce the laws made by the politicians. There is a reason police are not involved in crafting laws. Involving...

O'Connor seeks contributions

Ohio Supreme Court justice-elect Maureen O'Connor's campaign has sent out about 1,000 letters seeking contributions to retire a $120,000 debt. In the letter, Pamela Hashem, the campaign's fiance director, said the campaign went over budget in late October when it bought extra TV time to counteract ads aired by O'Connor's opponent, Hamilton County Municipal Judge Tim Black. Mark Weaver, O'Connor...

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...

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