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Dereliction of duty: Time is now for Ohio's Republican leadership to act

Under the control of Gov. Taft, Ohio continues to fall farther and farther behind the rational majority of states in our country. In the past few weeks, three more governors (two Republicans, one Democrat) have signed shall-issue concealed carry reform bills into law - in Colorado, Minnesota and New Mexico. Kansas, Missouri & Nebraska legislatures are also promising passage of these reforms...

Ohio's law enforcement bureaucrats: time for a little soul searching

Do a few bad apples truly ruin the bunch? Do people truly deserve to be judged by the very worst among them? That's exactly what anti-gun extremists do when they exploit despicable acts of violence, or point to a random example of illegal firearms misuse to support their effort to ban firearms ownership and defensive use. Governor Taft's Ohio Highway Patrol, the Ohio Association of Chiefs of...

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...

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