Guns in the News

Only 115 people observe Mentel Ban deadline

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that only 115 people responded to an order from Columbus City Council to register guns that the law defines as assault weapons. The ban took effect yesterday. From the story: "As of today, buying or selling an assault weapon in the city is illegal," Ralph Jones, a city licensing officer who handled the registrations, said yesterday. It’s also illegal to own the...

Headline: Conceal/carry signs going, going, gone

The Wilmington News Journal is reporting . From the story: Gun-banning signs at the entrances to J.W. Denver Williams Jr. Memorial Park have been pulled. Similar signs posted at the entrances to the Clinton County Fairground are expected to soon come down, too. A formal, written opinion recently issued by Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro says signs cannot ban guns from city parkland. Rather, guns...

OhioCCW one-year anniversary stories blanket newspapers

Newspapers across the state are marking the first anniversary of Ohio's concealed carry law this week. As the stories are published throughout the week, we will provide the links here, along with a highlight or two, and occasional commentary. Cincinnati CityBeat: Armed and next to us This article is one of the most interesting, objective, and sincere pieces of journalism on Ohio concealed carry...

Newsflash?: There have not been problems with concealed carry in Ohio

In a April 2003 Columbus Dispatch op-ed , Dr. John R. Lott, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, said as follows: "A year after the right-to-carry law is enacted, Ohioans will wonder what all the fuss was about. Claims that Ohioans' safety is endangered will lose credibility once people see that criminals, not law-abiding citizens, have the most to fear from Ohioans' increased...

Dispatch: Fewer permits, problems than were expected

An article published in the October 8, 2004 Columbus Dispatch examines the first six months of Ohio's new Concealed Handgun License (CHL) law. Written by veteran reporter and capitol observer Lee Leonard, the article compares reality to the fear-based predictions offered by members of the gun ban lobby less than a year ago, and takes a look ahead at potential future improvements to the law...

Gun-rights advocate sues over weapons law

July 1, 2004 Cleveland Plain Dealer Lawyer contends language inconsistent Parts of the state's new concealed-weapons law are unconstitutional and were written by "idiots," contends a gun-rights advocate who sued the state Wednesday. Stephen Miller, a lawyer and handgun instructor from Independence, sued in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, asking a judge to strike down the law's language...

Miss-Led Volume II

The liberal media and gun ban extremists are really trying to make something of the news that politicians' early predictions about the number of concealed handgun licenses were above actual application rates. Gannett News Service reporter Jim Siegel has published an article entitled "Demand for gun permits low - Sponsor wants to change law" , which has already appeared in most Gannett-owned Ohio...

Miss-Led

January 18, 2004 Toledo Blade by Marilou Johanek Ohioans held hostage by the Republicans Tom Ridge should issue a red alert just for Ohio. We live in a perpetual state of emergency. Columbus is the cause of our distress. We're being held hostage by the Republican leadership. Officials elected to act in the people's best interest are little more than scoundrels in suits who have only special...

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