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...

Reminder: Stark County Park Board hearing Wed., Feb. 5

The next Stark County Park Board hearing will be held Wednesday, February 5, 2003. Among discussion items will be the subject of the continued ban on park rangers carrying firearms while on duty. For complete details on the plight of the Stark County Park Rangers, who are prevented from carrying a firearm in commission of their duties, click here .

John Lott, author of ''More Guns, Less Crime'', contributes to PAC investigation

John Lott, author of More Guns, Less Crime , has contacted OFCC PAC regarding our recent investigative story entitled "Who Is John J. Donohue III?" , which detailed the liberal bias behind the author of a study attempting to discredit John Lott's work. In addition to his initial rebuttal we mentioned in that report, John Lott informed us of "seven [other] papers that provide evidence that...

Tale of Two Cities: Warren man kidnapped, Detroit man defends self

Jason Storey's odyssey of terror began about 10 p.m. when he was carjacked by two masked men with a gun in the parking lot of Walgreens on West Market Street. He was ordered at gunpoint to get in his 2003 Pontiac Grand Am and drive them to a local bank. They forced him to make a withdrawal from the automatic teller machine. He withdrew $10 because he only had $16 in his account. They then locked...

Tale of Two Cities: Findlay man beaten & robbed, Anderson man defends self

Police said Jack K. George, a delivery worker for Domino's Pizza, was confronted by two men at 1801 Brookside Drive at about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, and one of the suspects hit him in the head with a wooden club. Police said George had pulled into a driveway at the Brookside Drive residence to deliver two pizzas when he was approached by a man. That man asked George to follow him to the rear of the...


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