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Vehicles outside Delaware-area day cares targeted by robber

DELAWARE, Ohio -- Police are seeking a Columbus man accused in a series of vehicle break-ins outside day-care centers -- including one with a 5-year-old girl inside the car. Matthews is accused of casing four day-care centers in Delaware and Franklin counties between Jan. 15 and Jan. 23 and entering four unlocked cars, Delaware County Prosecutor David Yost said yesterday at a news conference. In...

National Reciprocity Proposal

An Indiana congressman has introduced legislation in Washington that would make every state eligible to enter by legally armed citizens. Here is the link to the proposal and article that includes an e-mail form for contacting your representative in Washington. 3,000,000+ legally armed citizens across America are being called upon to band together and demand action and support by our...

Letter to the Editor: Ohioan moves to Florida, exercises right to self-defense

"In the March 18 issue of The Advocate, there was a letter addressing the proposed Ohio concealed weapons law. I no longer live in Ohio, having moved to Florida. I have a concealed weapons permit and do carry a weapon. It has been shown since the implementation of this law that the crime rate on senior citizens here in Florida has fallen. The Ohio Highway Patrol and the public need not get...

Troy City Council candidate faces CCW charge

Boyd Allen Tucker, the Democratic candidate for the 3rd Ward Troy City Council seat, has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon in connection to a March 31 incident in front of his Race Street home. Tucker, of 19 W. Race St., admitted Thursday he had the weapon but said he was attempting to help a man who had been "jumped" and was being beaten on the sidewalk of 22 W. Race St., across the...

Letter to the Editor: ''Michigan takes more civilized view'' on CCW

David Volk of Blissfield Michigan wrote a letter to the editor which appears in Friday's Toledo Blade. Volk says his state is more civilized because it recognizes his right to self-defense. Since we're Buckeye fans at OFCC PAC, it's hard to say this, but...David's right - Michigan (or West Virginia, or Pennsylvania, or Indiana, or Kentucky) IS a better place to live for law-abiding people who...

Letter to the Editor: ''Police cannot protect citizens''

Medina resident John J. Myers has written an excellent letter to the editor" in the Cleveland Plain Dealer addressing Ohio's status as one of only 6 states that denies its citizens the right to defend themselves, family and home with a firearm. John is fed up with the fact that, according to that city's police chief, Medina has become ''easy pickings'' for armed robbers" . Paradoxically, a second...

Dial 911 and your neighbor dies: Pt. II

Law enforcement bureaucrats like the OHP's Capt. John Born, and liberal media editorial writers like ThisWeek 's Vince Dunbar say we shouldn't defend ourselves, but rather need to "let the professionals do the threatening." Friday's Akron Beacon Journal contains yet another story about people who depended on the professionals for a neighbor's defense. Mother of four dead; 40 minute response time...

ThisWeek's Vince Dunbar: Record email on CCW...and "four that agreed with me"

Columbus ThisWeek 's Vince Dunbar, and the Columbus Dispatch's Joe Hallet are very likely cocktail party buddies. Or if they're not, they should be. Both are scared of firearms, and both admit to being absolutely unwilling to listen to reason. ThisWeek has published Dunbar's official response to all the attention he's been receiving over his admission that "The logic behind concealed weapon...

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