Letter to Sandusky Register Editor Matt Westerhold

We know it was far from the only one mailed to Editor Matt Westerhold, but the Sandusky Register has finally published a single letter to the editor about their irresponsible release of private information on CHL-holders on their website:

    Cost some business

    After years of advertising my rental units and selling numerous items in your classifieds, the Sandusky Register has chosen to list my name on their web site under the concealed carry permit holder's list. When I want my business put in your paper or Web site, I'll call your advertising department and you can charge me for it. The Sandusky Register has won the right to publish this list. However, as a customer I have the right to no longer do business with the Sandusky Register.

    Michael Marsh

Also from another northern Ohio editorial page, the Cleveland Plain Dealer recently published a pair of pro-gun letters to the editor, one of which was sent in response to a recent article documenting an increase in concealed handgun licenses issued to persons greater than 60 years of age.

Click 'Read More' for the letters to the Plain Dealer editor.

Widening gun rights

Predictions have anti-gun advocate shooting blanks

I applaud The Plain Dealer's Wednesday "Grannie get your gun" story.
It's nice to see positive stories regarding Ohio's concealed- handgun
license holders. We are simply law-abiding citizens who wish to protect
ourselves and our families.

I do question why The Plain Dealer continues to seek out and quote Toby
Hoover (the executive director of the Ohio Coalition Against Handgun
Violence) when any gun-related story is printed. All of Hoover's dire
predictions of increased handgun violence due to the passage of the
concealed-carry law have proved unfounded.

Hoover has again predicted "Wild West shootouts" if HB 264 or SB 184
passes. The bills would protect concealed-handgun license holders from
lawsuits should they legally protect themselves or their families from
an attacker with a gun (popularly known as "castle doctrine" or "stand
your ground" legislation).

Just as no Wild West shootouts have occurred since the concealed-handgun
law went into effect, it is reasonable to expect that passing "castle
doctrine" legislation will not encourage law-abiding citizens to go
looking for trouble.

Gregory M. Danaher
Willoughby Hills

Licensed, armed school officials would save lives

What does it take to stop a man with a gun? The answer is obvious: It
takes another man or woman with a gun.

When a crazy person begins methodically shooting children in our
schools, there must be an immediate, on-site, lethal response to save as
many lives as possible. There is no time to call 9-1-1, nor to summon

Luke Woodham shot up Mississippi's Pearl High School in 1997. During his
spree, Woodham encountered Vice Principal Joel Myrick, who had rushed to
his car to retrieve a .45-caliber pistol. Myrick aimed his gun at
Woodham's head, holding him until police arrived.

Licensed school officials with proper training in the use of firearms
should be permitted to carry concealed guns. You can bet parents of the
32 murder victims at Virginia Tech University wish an armed educator had
been present.

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul has introduced HR 2424 - the Citizens Protection Act
- which would make arming educators possible.

Ask your representative to co-sponsor this legislation and your two
senators to get behind it.

John J. Myers

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this inexcusable attack on your rights. We need your help in this battle as we prepare to implement our next steps.


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