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Wapakoneta Daily News: CCW Bill Returns

"A bill allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons reintroduced last week into the state House has a better chance of passage this year," local representative Rep. Derrick Seaver (D-Minster) says, despite differing little from the measure that died [after being gutted in the Senate] last session. Click on the "Read More..." link below for a great interview with Democrat Rep. Derrick Seaver,...

Tale of Two Cities: Toledo store mgr. shot; Seattle pharmacist shoots back

The manager of a West Toledo carryout was shot in his hip-upper thigh area yesterday by a woman who robbed the business of an undetermined amount of money, police said. Osand Tahboub, 34, of Toledo was in fair condition last night in Toledo Hospital. He told police the woman entered the Marathon station, 3023 Dorr St., about 8:40 a.m., pulled out a handgun, and demanded money. After Mr. Tahboub...

Tale of Two Cities: Troy video store robbed; Jacksonville robber killed

Woman sought in store robbery Dayton Daily News TROY | Police are looking for a woman who pulled a gun on a video rental store employee Friday and took off with a small amount of cash. According to a 911 report, the woman entered Diamond Video, at 19 S. Norwich Road, about 7 p.m. and looked at rental movies. She approached the counter with several items and pulled a gun when the employee opened...

Pt. II: ''Victim Zone'' exclusions are BAD for law-abiding Ohio citizens

As the Ohio General Assembly looks ahead to committee consideration of HB12 and SB24, we believe serious consideration should be given to removing language involving the creation of "victim zones" in Ohio, where persons are prohibited from exercising their constitutional right to self-defense. The recent rash of armed robberies in Cincinnati outline a prime reason why "victim zone" exclusions for...

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Police say shock devices didn't work

A story in the Cleveland Plain Dealer illustrates why non-lethal sidearms are not adequate substitutes for the exercise of Ohioans' constitutional right to carry a firearm for their defense & security. 02/04/03 Karen Farkas Plain Dealer Reporter Akron - Police are trying to find out why Taser weapons did not disable suspects in two recent cases. One suspect was subsequently shot and killed,...

Story: Gun bill back again, and so are its critics

A story by reporter Leo Shane III, covering the introduction and outlook for HB12, has been published in the Lancaster Eagle Gazette, the Mansfield News Journal, the Newark Advocate and the Coshocton Tribute this week (all four papers are owned by Gannett's "Newspaper Network of Central Ohio"). The article lends itself to the idea that the anti's have forfeited the Ohio House in 2003, and will be...

Ohio House announces committee assignments/ schedules

OFCC PAC has obtained a list of Committee Assignments, as well as meeting schedules, for the Ohio House in the 125th General Assembly. These two downloadable files include: - Who was assigned to what committee - What committees exist (including some new ones this year) - Where and when these committees will meet The two committees that will most likely be of interested to pro-CCW individuals...

FOP spokesman: Blatant disregard for the TRUTH

by Chad D. Baus One would think someone in the position of being spokesman for thousands of law enforcement officers in this state would try, at least a tiny bit, get his facts straight. But Mike Taylor, spokesperson for the Ohio Fraternal Order of Police, embarrasses the people he is handsomely paid to represent every time he opens his mouth about concealed carry reform, making statements that...

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