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Ohio Association of Convenience Stores supports Concealed Carry Reform

Concealed Carry Reform continues to have plenty of support heading into 2003. A Columbus Business First article notes that HB274 had the backing from the Columbus-based Ohio Association of Convenience Stores. "The group is represented by the 3,300-member Ohio Council of Retail Merchants, and Josh Sanders, legislative affairs director for the group, said mom-and-pop owners like the idea of being...

Speaker expects tests in '03

The Marion Star has published an article about expectations for the 125th General Assembly, and provides a look back at Larry Householder's first two years as Speaker, which were filled with challenges dealing with difficult budgets, caucus critics, and repeated spats with Senate leaders and Taft. In the end, Householder emerged golden, winning three additional House seats, approving a majority...

Anti-CCW Republican Resigns Ohio Senate Seat

Priscilla Mead of the Columbus suburb of Upper Arlington, has resigned from her Senate seat, which represents the 16th Senate District (including north Columbus and the city's northern and western suburbs). She was elected to the Senate in 2001 after term limits forced her out of the House seat she held for eight years. Her resignation is effective January Sixth. As OFCC PAC reported on December...

Take Four: Youngstown Trying To Ban ''Assault Rifles'' AGAIN!

Although OFCC PAC's focus remains solely on Concealed Carry Reform, we've been asked to pass this information on by a very dedicated supporter. If you live anywhere near Youngstown, you may wish to make sure your voice is heard. Youngstown has apparently tried to ban "assault rifles" three times since the 1980's after a city-by-city trend of trying to pass such laws after the tragic schoolyard...

Letter to the Editor: Concealed carry gives us a chance

The Toledo Blade has printed an excellent pro-CCW letter to the editor: "While hunting in Africa I learned a lesson in animal behavior. Predators never tangle with a prospective dinner if it believes it might be injured in the process. A leopard hunting a small Thompson gazelle looks for another meal when the Thompson turns on a dime and lowers its head, prepared to fight with 8-inch spike horns...

Out of the Closet: Taft 100% opposed to true Concealed Carry Reform

Buried in a Mansfield News Journal story covering the outlook on challenges facing state government in 2003 is a small but revealing segment about Concealed Carry Reform. In it, Governor Taft is quoted as saying that he will join the Ohio State Patrol in opposing any bill that allows permit holders to carry their weapon in their vehicle. This past year was a disappointment for Concealed Carry...

Enquirer: Shift in Supreme Court ''could affect concealed-carry suit''

Upon it's formation in the summer of 2002, the first action OFCC PAC took was to evaluate and endorse candidates for Ohio Supreme Court. We recognized early in the the 2002 campaign season that the only hope for the Hamilton County suit challenging the constitutionality of Ohio's ban on carrying concealed weapons was to elect two conservative justices; to create a shift in the court to a...

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