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Judge: Cincinnati cannot sue out-of-state gun associations

Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Robert Ruehlman ruled Friday that Cincinnati cannot sue non-Ohio gun manufacturers locally. If the city wants to sue the gun associations — the city sued the National Shooting Sports Foundation and American Shooting Sports Council — it would have to file the suit in the states where the associations are based, Ruehlman said. Ruehlman granted a motion by...

Letter to the Editor: ''FOP has undue influence on gun legislation''

This letter to the editor, submitted by Jeff Garvas, OFCC President, appears in the Nov. 18, 2002 edition of the Zanesville Times Recorder: "In recent reports, Ohio Senate President Richard Finan said the Senate is attempting to reach a concealed carry compromise that the National Rifle Association likes but the Fraternal Order of Police won't oppose. Opponents of concealed carry reform are...

Letter to the Editor: "Majority of states have concealed-carry laws"

This letter to the editor appears in the Nov. 18, 2002 edition of the Columbus Dispatch: "I read with interest that Gov. Bob Taft is still saying he won't sign a law allowing the concealed carry of handguns without law-enforcement support ("Conceal/carry back on agenda,'' Dispatch, Nov. 10). The majority of states have concealed-carry laws. Ohio doesn't need to reinvent the wheel. Lawmakers...

Police Chiefs Support Armed Pilots & Right to Carry Arms

The National Association of Chiefs of Police (NACOP) has released its 15th annual nationwide survey of chiefs of police and sheriffs, and the responses show, yet again, that our nation’s law enforcement officers support our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. The survey was sent to more than 22,000 command officers, and the responses showed that 72% support arming pilots, 93% believe that any law-...

UGLY: Brady Campaign Misrepresenting HB274

The Brady Campaign is ratcheting up their rhetoric machine, aiming to destroy Ohio's Concealed Carry Reform bill currently under consideration in the Senate. Brady's latest email to supporters employs what has become an unfortunate but expected tactic for anti-gun forces: performing acrobatics with words and facts because they don't want the truth to be known. In the Nov. 15, 2002 newsletter,...

Finan: We won BIG on Election day, so let's...compromise??

After an Election day clean sweep of all statewide offices, the Ohio Supreme Court, and the General Assembly, Republicans appear poised to pass much of their agenda. On the front burner in the legislature is a bill allowing Ohioans to carry concealed weapons. The Senate is expected to take up the bill, which has already passed in the House, before the end of the year. The bill had been delayed in...

City of Toledo: Saturday Night Special ban sunsetting

The City of Toledo's three year ban on so-called Saturday Night Specials is sunsetting, and interested Toledoans will have the opportunity to voice their opinion on the law's renewal at a hearing early next month. In the Ohio Coalition of Gun Violence's call-to-action to other anti-gun extremists, Toby Hoover states that "we will be expected to prove that the Toledo SNS ordinance is worthwhile...

Grassroots Battle: Anti-Gunners urge uprising

The anti-gun extremists are at it again. In a press release carried by the national anti-gun organization "Join Together", the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence has issued a press release urging people to urge their Senators to vote against HB274. Without question, the OCAGV's anti-HB274 message will receive more media coverage than the press release OFCC issued last week. Here is a link to the...

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