Tale of Two Cities: Cincinnati armed robber at large; Atlanta robber in jail

Hamilton County authorities are still looking for the man who robbed the Graeter's Ice Cream parlor at 3301 Westbourne Drive, Green Township.

A black man in his early 20s armed with a handgun entered the store about 6:50 p.m. on Tuesday and demanded money from the cashier.

He took an undetermined amount of cash and fled on foot, heading south on Westbourne Drive.

Meanwhile, in a state that allows its law-abiding citizens to carry a concealed handgun for self-defense, a shockingly different outcome resulted when a man attempted to rob a laundromat:

The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, GA

Informed of a holdup in progress at the laundry next door, Jasper Kemp of Atlanta, Ga., took a pistol and ran to the scene. He got the drop on the robber as he came out, a gun in one hand and a bag of money in the other. When officers arrived, Kemp had the suspect leaning against a wall.

• Could the lifting of Ohio's unconstitutional ban on carrying a concealed weapon for self-defense have prevented this armed and dangerous criminal from walking free?

Contact information for the area's elected officials is provided below:

State House of Representatives
>Rep. Bill Seitz (R-30)
Phone: (614) 466-8258
Fax: (614) 644-9494

State Senate
Sen. Louis Blessing (R-8)
Phone: (614) 466-8068

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