Guns in the News

What is the harm in publishing lists of concealed handgun license holders?

By publishing lists of persons who have obtained concealed handgun licenses, newspapers such as the Sandusky Register have taken private, non-public record information and made it public. Specifically, because of their actions, the general public may now know who owns and may or may not carry a gun. Additionally, the general public now knows who is not carrying a gun in their day to day...

Ohio CHL-holder protects self with gun; lazy media buys lie that it's a "first"

The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that another innocent life has been protected thanks to Ohio's concealed handgun license law. From the story: Damon Wells is the man gun supporters were imagining when they fought for the right to carry concealed weapons. He had a permit to carry his gun, and he had the gun on him when a pair of teenage thieves approached him Saturday night on his front...

Media temper tantrums in full swing over HB347

The temper tantrums of the anti-gun media elites are in full swing following the override of Bob Taft's veto of HB347. Akron Beacon Journal: Gunning to be mayor : Jim Irvine, the chairman of the Buckeye Firearms Association, applauded the Ohio Senate for joining the House in overriding Gov. Bob Taft's veto of legislation concerning the carrying of concealed weapons. He added that lawmakers...

Plain Dealer journalist "in closest touch" proven out of touch on HB347

By Chad D. Baus On December 4, I wrote an article drawing attention to two editorials in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. In the first editorial, dated August 7, the editorial board endorsed the idea of statewide preemption of local gun laws, saying: This page continues to look skeptically on concealed carry, but consistency in the form of statewide, uniform standards makes more sense than a confusing...

City officials admit their local gun laws did nothing, whine about preemption

The Elyria Morning Journal is reporting that Elyria city officials "aren't quite sure how the state's new gun legislation will affect their local ordinance banning concealed weapons in city parks, but they're pretty sure it should be Elyrians making those decisions, not Columbus legislators." From the story: ''This is another case of the state legislature in Columbus thinking that they know...

Plain Dealer on preemption: We were for it before we were against it

By Chad D. Baus On August 7, in an editorial entitled "Chose your weapon" , the Cleveland Plain Dealer endorsed the need for statewide preemption of local gun control laws as provided in HB347. From the editorial: This page continues to look skeptically on concealed carry, but consistency in the form of statewide, uniform standards makes more sense than a confusing patchwork of local...

Letters correct op-ed writer who makes being wrong about guns a full-time job

The Toledo Blade has published two excellent letters to the editor in which writers respond to a bigoted and derogatory op-ed published recently by anti-gun extremist Marilou Johanek. Having once expressed her (very wrong) prediction that concealed carry would present Ohio with a "worst-case scenario when road, work, or play rage finds a trigger within easy reach", Johanek deserves to have her...

Ohio concealed handgun license-holder defends self against attackers

The Warren Tribune-Chronicle, which is one of the Ohio newspapers which wrecklessly publishes lists of Ohio CHL-holders as though they were criminals, is reporting that a pizza deliveryman with an Ohio CHL was able to defend his life against a group of male attackers who were trying to rob him. From the story: The chief said the owner of Mr. B's Pizza on Youngstown Road, Eugene Madill, was...

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