Tale of Two Cities: Toledo store mgr. shot; Seattle pharmacist shoots back

The manager of a West Toledo carryout was shot in his hip-upper thigh area yesterday by a woman who robbed the business of an undetermined amount of money, police said.

Osand Tahboub, 34, of Toledo was in fair condition last night in Toledo Hospital.

He told police the woman entered the Marathon station, 3023 Dorr St., about 8:40 a.m., pulled out a handgun, and demanded money. After Mr. Tahboub gave her cash, she shot him, investigators said.

No customers were in the store. The woman fled on foot.

Meanwhile, in a state that allows its law-abiding citizens to carry a concealed handgun for self-defense, a different outcome resulted when this Washington pharmacist was confronted by an armed assailant in his store:

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The Times, Seattle, WA

Seattle, Wash., pharmacist Harry Ostrom looked up from his work and saw one of his clerks stuffing money into a paper bag for a man standing in front of him. After an exchange of shots, the robber fled, dropping his loot. Ostrom said he stands up to armed robbers because "the judges just let them out and the police don't seem to care, either."

• Could the lifting of Ohio's unconstitutional ban on carrying a concealed weapon for self-defense have spared this Toledo man his injuries?

• Did Toledo's ban on the legal purchase or ownership of affordable handguns further prevent this man from protecting himself?

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

State House of Representatives
Rep. Edna Brown (D-48) - consistent anti-CCW voter
Phone: (614) 466-1401
Fax: (614) 644-9494

State Senate
Sen. Teresa Fedor (D-11) - voted "no" on amended Sub. HB274
Phone: (614) 466-5204

Toledo City Council:
Clerk of Council Michael Beazley
Phone: (419) 245-1060
Fax: (419) 245-1072

Council tied 6-6 on the vote to renew the ban on affordable handgun purchases in Lucas County.

Toledo Mayor's Office:
Mayor Jack Ford
Phone: (419) 245-1001
Fax: (419) 245-1001

Mayor Ford has announced his opposition to concealed carry reform in Ohio, and broke the tie in city council to uphold the ban on affordable handguns for Toledoans.

Click here to read the entire story in the Toledo Blade.

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