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Lima News: Legislator says police union, state patrol not concern in CCW bill

Ohio legislators are going to try again to get a concealed-carry gun law into effect without trying to appease the Fraternal Order of Police or the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Lima's house representative said Monday. In a legislative update to business leaders at the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce, Rep. John Willamowski, R-Lima, said substitute House Bill 12 is almost unchanged from the...

Letter to the Editor: There’s proof that concealed-carry laws reduce crime

The Canton Repository, which has printed editorials and op-ed columns favoring concealed carry reform, has printed another pro-CCW letter to the editor. "The comments in the March 21 letter “Concealed-carry law will do more harm than good” are a perfect example of people influenced by these people that pick figures out of the air and expect us to believe them. The truth is that wherever the...

Dispatch: Reported rapes soar in Columbus

Columbus has the highest rate of reported rapes among the largest U.S. cities, federal crime statistics show. Data for the first half of 2002 -- the most recent available for cities nationwide -- as well as for all of 2001, show a rate here twice that of Los Angeles and four times as high as New York City. And Columbus is no standout among Ohio cities. Rates of reporting are higher in Cleveland,...

Taft asked to consider race when replacing Justice Cook on high court

Yesterday marked the deadline for applications to replace conservative Republican Justice Deborah Cook, still awaiting U.S. Senate confirmation to the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Fifteen judges and lawyers have submitted resumes to Gov. Bob Taft for an Ohio Supreme Court vacancy that doesn’t exist yet. Taft spokesman Orest Holubec said the administration has actively...

Crain's Cleveland Business prints OFCC response to anti-ccw editorial

Last week, we told you that Crain's Cleveland Business had published an editorial opposing the reformation of concealed carry laws in Ohio, which essentially mirrored a letter printed in multiple Ohio papers over the past three weeks, written by the president of the "Million" Mom March chapter of greater Cleveland. In their March 31, 2003 edition, Crain's published the official OFCC response, as...

Gannett News Service: Anti-gun group questions concealed carry research

COLUMBUS -- Gun control advocates on Wednesday criticized the credibility of a leading firearms researcher and said lawmakers have relied too much on his flawed work in their push for concealed weapons licenses in Ohio. But the expert, author John Lott, maintains his research is valid, and supporters insist the concealed weapons concept has more justification than just those figures. Jeff Garvas...

Flashback: Ohio's CCW ban puts business owners who carry weapons under the gun

In light of the poorly researched editorial published by Crain's Cleveland Business , opposing concealed carry reform, we thought it might be wise to revisit an article published by Crain's' mid-state counterpart, Columbus Business First, last July. Unlike the editorial writers at Crain's, the Business First writer obviously researched this issue in depth before writing the article, and weighed...

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