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  • Second Amendment Supporters Buy Best Guns at Cleveland "Buy Back"

    09/11/2014 4:34:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    At the recent Cleveland gun turn in event, "buy back", the public turned in 270 guns to the police.    Second amendment supporters were there in force, and purchased about 100 guns, some of the most valuable of those brought to the event, for cash.   From guns.com: “Overall we saved about 100 guns. Anything worth saving was saved. I would say less than 10 guns of actual value made it through us to get turned in to police. If the guns weren’t worth anything, we directed them over to the police to at least get something for them. And we...
  • Pushback at Cleveland Gun "buy back"

    09/09/2014 12:49:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    There have been many academic studies showing that gun turn in events, also known by the propaganda term "buy back", have little or no known effect on crime.   They are considered a waste of police resources.  They are also a waste because there is no reason to destroy the valuable firearms collected, other than to send the propaganda message that guns are bad and should be destroyed. Several states have enacted legislation to stop this practice.  If those who organize these events wished to make them more effective, they would coordinate with private buyers so that valuable guns would...
  • Update: Cheap Gun Opportunity in Cleveland Saturday, Details

    09/03/2014 7:52:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Here are the details for the gun turn in event in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, 6 September,  2014.  While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them. The event will be held at the same location that it was last year, Public Safety Central, 2001 Payne Avenue.  It will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  From newsnet5.com: In exchange for the working handgun or semi-automatic weapon, people will get either a $100 or $200 Target gift card or a gift card for gas or...
  • OH:Cheap Gun Opportunity Cleveland 6 September, 2014

    08/30/2014 2:49:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    There will be a gun turn in event in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, 6 September,  2014.  While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them. I have not been able to find any definitive information about where the event will be held, how much will be offered for what firearms, or what the starting and ending times are.  It appears that the event will only collect handguns.   From newsnet5.com: At the handgun buyback event, people can exchange guns for gift cards, no questions asked....
  • Lake Superior, the Great Lakes and Europe Defy Climate Experts

    08/03/2014 8:55:36 AM PDT · by citizen · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 31, 2014 | Jack Dini
    A little over one year ago, The New York Times and USA Today were reporting that the Great Lakes hit all time lows in water levels. According to those reports, Lake Huron and Lake Michigan were 29 inches below their average measurements taken since 1918. Scientists warned communities that they could only expect more tragedy with the Great Lakes. With a lack of rain from climate change, they told everyone to expect levels to continue to drop. In an April 2013 report from the International Joint Commission, a group with members from the United States and Canada that advises on...
  • OH:Successful Open Carry Defense

    08/03/2014 7:06:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    There do not seem to be many defensive gun uses by people who openly carry guns.   This is understandable, as roughly 95% of defensive gun uses do not involve a shot being fired.   When the aggressor sees that the person defending themselves or stopping a crime is armed, the situation is defused, the criminal leaves the scene, and not much happens. It a person is openly carrying a firearm, most of those 95% situations will occur without the gun carrier even knowing that they happen.   This is known as tactical deterrence.  The criminal sees the gun, and chooses not...
  • Bengals lineman hits field, emotions running high as daughter battles cancer

    07/30/2014 10:04:08 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 9 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 7-29-14 | Connor Kiesel
    <p>As Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still reports for training camp, his mind is elsewhere.</p> <p>What the 25-year-old Still found out on June 2 changed his outlook on the game of football and life: His 4-year-old daughter had been diagnosed with Stage IV cancer.</p>
  • (Foul Language alert) Just Your Average Feminist from Burger King Attacks Pro-Lifers

    07/14/2014 7:54:49 PM PDT · by Coleus · 56 replies
    An obviously very educated and intelligent feminist in a Burger King outfit demonstrated her superior grasp of morality by trashing anti-abortion signs and launching into a classic frothing-at-the-mouth diatribe exposition of everything wrong with those who consider themselves to be pro-life. You Tube
  • So to Speak: Catholic museum is small, but it rates tops

    07/14/2014 8:58:44 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Dispatch ^ | July 13, 2014 | Joe Blundo
    The top-rated tourist attraction in Columbus is not our highly regarded zoo. It’s an obscure museum of religious artifacts.So says TripAdvisor, the influential travel website (www.tripadvisor.com) that uses consumer reviews to compile rankings.In fact, you won’t find the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium anywhere on the TripAdvisor list of 70 or so Columbus destinations.Why? It’s in Powell. By TripAdvisor’s organizational principles, the zoo isn’t a Columbus attraction. (TripAdvisor’s Columbus site, however, has articles on the zoo.)In a way, I’m happy about the situation because, although the zoo doesn’t need TripAdvisor’s help to attract tourists, the Jubilee Museum does. And it deserves...
  • OH: 71-Year-Old CCW Holder Stops Domestic Murder

    07/10/2014 7:24:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Jerold Evans, 19, was upset with his ex-girlfriend.  He apparently decided that the way to end his negative emotion was to use a .45 on her.   He did not count on a member of the gun culture being on hand and intervening.   Bobby Howard, 71, had a concealed carry permit, a handgun, and the will to use it.   As Evans menaced his Ex with the loaded .45, Mr. Howard assessed the situation, drew his weapon, and stopped the threat.   From the Toledo Blade: Owner of Howard‘s‍, Bobby Howard, 71, shot Jerold Evans, 19, inside the store at about 11:15...
  • OH:Gunfight Video has Valuable Lessons

    06/10/2014 11:15:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
     Link to video: On 21 May in Youngstown, Ohio, a couple of teenage criminals attempted to rob  a Sami Quick Stop a little after midnight.  The armed confrontation that ensued resulted in one robber wounded, both captured, and minimum damage to the store.  One of the suspects is reported to have dropped a rifle as he fled.   There are several lessons to be learned from the video.   As is common, numerous things could have been done better by all three participants. The first lesson is that you do not have to be a perfect gunfighter to be effective.  You...
  • Michelle Screaming For Help!

    05/29/2014 2:46:24 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Google Plus ^ | May 28, 2014 | Staff
  • Judge to end Ohio ban on recognizing gay marriage

    04/04/2014 10:30:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    A federal judge says he will strike down Ohio's voter-approved ban on gay marriage, meaning the state must recognize marriages of gay couples who legally wed elsewhere. Judge Timothy Black made the statement Friday following final arguments in a lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of the marriage ban. He says he'll issue the ruling April 14 prohibiting Ohio officials from enforcing the ban, which he says violates constitutional rights to equal protection and due process. Black's ruling will not mean Ohio has to allow couples to marry in the state. Attorneys for the state had argued that it's Ohio's sole...
  • Who Will Lead the Fight to Catholicize the Summer Reading Lists at Catholic High Schools?

    03/28/2014 5:07:59 PM PDT · by Diago · 31 replies
    The Culture of Life Review ^ | 3/28/2014 | Brother Decan
    Last summer, Carl E. Olson at Catholic World Report, exposed the horrendous state of Catholic high school summer reading lists by highlighting one particularly smutty and ludicrously vulgar novel assigned to incoming freshmen at St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland.  And St. Ignatius wasn't alone - a quick google search revealed that dozens of other Catholic schools had assigned the same poorly written piece of garbage.  We really don't want to revisit here all the gratuitously lewd, crude and lascivious passages in this very unfortunates selection for teen reading. But for purposes of background and so that others can grasp the gravity...
  • OH: Suspect Shot by Homeowner During Burglary Attempt

    03/13/2014 11:02:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    wsaz.com ^ | 10 March, 2014 | Andrew Colegrove
    UPDATE 3/10/14 @ 1 p.m. LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) --The man who was shot during what investigators say was a daytime home invasion is now listed in good condition at a Huntington hospital.Investigators with Lawrence County, Ohio Sheriff’s Office say Joseph Willis, 36, Ironton broke into a house on CR 19 in the Kitts Hill area Friday afternoon. According to Sheriff Jeff Lawless, the homeowner who was startled by noises, retrieved a handgun and went towards the front door where he found the intruder coming toward him.
  • OH:Self Defense Shooter's Gun Ordered Returned after 18 Months

    02/28/2014 4:43:47 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The shooting occurred on October 19, 2012, at about 2:44 am and was a classic case of self defense and castle doctrine.   The deceased was a violent convict that had a long history of crime and fighting, and had alcohol, cocaine, and Oxycodone in his system when he was shot. His relatives complained vigorously when they found out that he was shot, claiming that "they did not have to shoot him". On June 27, 2013, it was reported that Jack Dillon would not be charged.   A grand jury had determined that his decision to shoot Jeffrey Carson fell within...
  • First Look: Tea Party PAC to Endorse Boehner Primary Challenger J.D. Winteregg

    02/26/2014 5:56:59 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/26/14 | Matthew Boyle
    The Tea Party Leadership Fund, a Tea Party-aligned Political Action Committee (PAC), on Wednesday will endorse J.D. Winteregg for Congress in Ohio’s eighth congressional district—a seat currently held by House Speaker John Boehner. “We’ve undertaken a long, deliberative process in deciding who to throw our weight behind to unify conservatives behind an alternative to John Boehner,” radio’s Rusty Humphries, the spokesman for the Tea Party Leadership Fund’s “Primary Boehner” campaign, said in a statement provided to Breitbart News ahead of its public release. “It was a tough decision with two great candidates, but in the end, there’s one man left...
  • OH:Homeowner Fires Gun At Suspect During Home Invasion

    02/02/2014 6:51:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    10tv.com ^ | 30 January, 2014 | NA
    Keith Dennis was walking home when he was approached by two men. One of the suspects held a knife to Dennis’ back and demanded money. “I thought I was going to die, to tell you the truth, because the knife was 10 inches long,” said Dennis. The men followed him home. Dennis had a friend sleeping upstairs who sensed something was wrong. He came down and fired shots at the men.
  • Ohio concealed-carry for teachers advances

    02/02/2014 4:38:42 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    toledoblade.com ^ | 23 January, 2014 | JIM PROVANCE BLADE
    COLUMBUS — School districts that designate teachers and other personnel to carry hidden firearms must undergo pretraining and a psychological assessment after the fact if they use the weapon under a bill that passed the House with bipartisan support Wednesday. But opponents objected to provisions to take the issue off the collective bargaining table and questioned the wisdom of arming teachers in classrooms. “[House Bill 8] does not arm employees,” the bill’s chief sponsor, Kristina Roegner (R., Hudson), said. “Current law allows that to happen.” The bill would add off-duty law officers to those exempted from a ban on carrying...
  • Cleveland Indians Changing Primary Logo From Chief Wahoo to ‘Block C’

    01/09/2014 7:57:20 AM PST · by massmike · 43 replies
    http://nesn.com/ ^ | 01/09/2014 | Ricky Doyle
    The Cleveland Indians are changing their primary logo from the traditional Chief Wahoo to the far less polarizing “Block C,” according to Uni Watch’s Paul Lukas. There won’t be any changes to the Indians’ uniforms, and the Chief Wahoo logo will still appear on the club’s home cap and sleeves. Fans probably won’t notice too much of a difference — at least next season — in the wake of this change. There will be less of Chief Wahoo and more of the “Block C,” but Chief Wahoo will still be kicking around. Chief Wahoo has been the club’s primary logo...
  • 90 Year Old Fights Off Robber With Gun (armed 90-year old)

    01/04/2014 5:24:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    fox45now.com ^ | 1 January, 2013 | NA
    DAYTON -- A gun-toting 90-year-old man scared a robber out of his business. A man came into R&J Laundromat on Monday afternoon and demanded money from the owner, George Hicks, 90. Hicks grabbed his gun and chased the robber out the door and then called 911. Here is an excerpt of that call: 911 Dispatcher: "Did he take any money?" Victim: "No. No. When he shoved me, I jumped up and went for my gun and when I went for my gun I said I'll blow your (expletive) brains out and he was gone." "I want to shake the man's...
  • Intruder held at gunpoint

    12/31/2013 4:22:14 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    salemnews.ne ^ | 23 December, 2013 | Staff
    Andrew C. Cannon, 37, 7443 Spillway Road, was charged with criminal trespassing after allegedly entering an enclosed porch in the 400 block of East Seventh Street at 8:18 a.m. The resident held Cannon at gunpoint until officers arrived.
  • OH:Suspected robber shot dead during Cleveland home invasion identified by medical examiner

    12/29/2013 8:46:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | 18 December, 2013 | Brandon Blackwell
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the Cleveland man shot dead Tuesday morning while he and another suspect invaded an East Side home in an attempted robbery. Officials say Robert L. Brown, 20, died near the Rudyard Road home where he and another man beat and pistol-whipped resident Everton Mosby, 24. Mosby shot Brown and cohort Willie R. Riley, 27, about 2:30 a.m. The suspects approached Mosby in his driveway and forced him inside the home, police said. Mosby, who is licensed to carry a concealed weapon, was able to reach his weapon and open...
  • OH:Niles man testifies about firing shot that killed intruder

    12/24/2013 5:33:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 31 replies
    vindy.com ^ | 11 December, 2013 | Ed Runyan
    He got up from his bed, walked to the kitchen and saw that “someome was prying the door open.” Moments later, he “looked out the window and saw someone or two people run to the front of the house, so I went back into my bedroom, I grabbed my shotgun, and I heard the front door being pried open, so I shot through the front door.” Hahn’s shotgun blast killed Terry Allen, 37, of Mineral Ridge and injured Burns, 33, of Mineral Ridge, but Hahn said he didn’t know that the shot hit anyone until Niles police arrived a short...
  • OH:West Toledo homeowner shoots would-be burglar

    12/23/2013 7:41:32 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    toledonewsnow.com ^ | 5 December, 2013 | Megan Sanctorum , Mackenzie Mille
    Police say Antione Garret, 34, and his girlfriend awoke to the sound of someone breaking into their home on Leybourn Avenue. When Garret heard the front window shatter, he ran downstairs and saw Randy Estrada, 21, climbing inside. Garret fired his handgun several times, until Estrada climbed back out the window and ran away.
  • OH: Cities May be Pushed to Obey Firearms Law

    11/26/2013 7:43:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
     Ohio State Seal As with most states, Ohio pre-empts  local governments from enacting gun ordinances that are stricter than state law.   To allow such laws would make the exercise of second amendment rights a legal minefield, as it would be practically impossible to keep up with hundreds of variations in the law that could make a perfectly legal act on one side of the street a serious crime on the other side. Cleveland challenged the law in 2010, claiming that "home rule" prevented the state from restraining the cities power.   The Ohio supreme court upheld earlier  rulings in favor...
  • OH:69-Year-Old Vietnam Veteran Shoots Intruders

    11/24/2013 6:57:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    nbc4i.com ^ | 22 November, 2013 | Denise Yost,Denise Alex
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - A 69-year-old west Columbus man said he defended himself, his partner and his home from robbers. The attempted robbery occurred at a home on Cascade Court in Columbus at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Vietnam veteran said a female neighbor came to his home Wednesday afternoon, and behind her were four men, two of whom were armed with guns. "(They said,) 'We want your money. We're robbing you.' And then all of a sudden they start hitting my partner," he said. The victim said that one of the men demanded cash. His partner was able to escape...
  • OH:Arguments to ricochet as gun bill is debated

    11/20/2013 5:52:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    dispatch.com ^ | 18 November, 2013 | Jim Siegel
    The latest sweeping changes to Ohio gun laws, including a “stand your ground” provision, have generated fierce debate, and the gun bill containing them is set for action in the Ohio House this week. House Bill 203 contains a number of components, including efforts to ensure that cities can’t avoid paying attorneys fees when their gun laws are challenged, and ensuring that people don’t get concealed-carry licenses in Ohio who don’t even qualify for purchasing a gun. “We are attempting to get our constitutional rights back,” said Gary Witt, legislative coordinator for Ohioans for Concealed Carry. But the bill, scheduled...
  • OH:Jury refuses indictment in Oberlin shooting case(update)

    11/08/2013 6:19:27 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    northcoastnow.com ^ | 8 November, 2013 | Chelsea Miller
    OBERLIN — A Lorain County grand jury refused to indict an Oberlin man accused of shooting four men he said were harassing him. (snip) He was accused of shooting Quan Jackson, 23, of Oberlin; Emilio Hernandez, 26, of Lorain; Anthony Lee, 22, of Elyria; and Isiah Richardson, 17, of Oberlin, on April 25 Followup to this case
  • OH: Followup to Guns in Public, Oh my!

    11/08/2013 10:22:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Discussion about the recent panic by bank tellers in Adelphi Ohio,  where they saw some people trade a couple of firearms from the bank window, raised questions about where the traders parked.   Some readers envisioned a mall parking lot.  Some imagined the parking lot of a stand alone bank. With a little research, there appears to be only one Kingston National Bank in Adelphi, at 11811 Main Street.  With a Google search we can see how the street is arranged.   The bank building is in the middle of the block that is west of the large building with...
  • OH:Youngstown homeowner shoots suspected burglar

    11/04/2013 6:55:09 AM PST · by marktwain
    vindy.com ^ | 2 November, 2013 | Staff
    Police reports say a woman in the 100 block of East Judson Avenue shot a man who broke into her house early Friday. Police were called to the home about 2:15 a.m. for a burglary in progress, where dispatchers told them they heard a woman scream, a man yell “don’t do it, don’t do it,” and the line then went dead. First officers at the home said a back window was broken out, and a trash can was propped underneath the window for someone to get in. The 39-year-old woman who lives in the home let police in and said...
  • OH:Guns in Public, Oh My! (Hoplophobia on Parade)

    11/01/2013 10:00:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Those who push citizen disarmament have worked very hard to demonize guns.  They have tried to make the public display of arms a shameful thing, something that "decent" people simply do not condone.   They have had considerable success.   As recently as the 1950s people carried rifles and shotguns in New York City without a sideways glance. In liberal fascists' version of reality,  the public display of firearms is perfectly acceptable, even laudible, if the person with the weapon has on a uniform, indicating that they are an agent of the state.   Trade the uniform for ordinary clothing, however, and...
  • OH:McComb man says he shot burglar

    10/30/2013 8:14:33 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    limaohio.com ^ | 22 October, 2013 | GREG SOWINSKI
    McCOMB — A man reacting to a burglar breaking into a home Tuesday shot the man. The shooting happened at 1:45 a.m. at 314 N. Todd St. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a burglary in progress, McComb police Chief Greg Smith said. The caller reported a man entered the home and he shot the man. The burglar then left the home in an unknown direction, Smith said.
  • OH:Homeowner surprises, holds burglar at gunpoint

    10/08/2013 4:48:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    springfieldnewssun.com ^ | 3 October, 2013 | Staff
    NEW CARLISLE — A woman yelled to her husband for help after a burglar surprised her in their home Wednesday night on West Lake Avenue. The woman's husband held the burglar at gunpoint briefly before the man took off running out the back door of the home.
  • OH:Thief held at gunpoint by homeowner enters guilty plea

    10/03/2013 7:54:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    13abc.com ^ | 30 September, 2013 | NA
    When the suspect didn't leave right away, Collins pulled out her 357 Magnum and ordered the suspect to the ground until police arrived. This is the second time in less than six month that Collins has held a potential criminal at gunpoint.
  • OH:First Person Account of Toledo Open Carry March 22 September, 2013

    09/24/2013 5:03:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 September, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    People openly carrying guns obtained as private buyers at a Phoenix gun turn in event An open carry march in Toledo, Ohio, gained some media attention.  Ron in Toledo writes of his experience at the event on opencarry.org: September 22,'13 - Our open carry walk through down town Toledo today was covered by local TV stations, our friendly WSPD Radio 1370 AM, and The Toledo Blade news paper. It was windy and quite cool for this old man, and I was the eldest in attendance. I am proud of the turn out and I met some of the nicest...
  • OH:Oberlin gun ordinance to match Ohio law advances

    09/05/2013 1:13:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    chronicle.northcoastnow.com ^ | 4 September,2013 | Chelsea Miller
    OBERLIN — Brian Kuzawa, the Polk resident who carried his firearm into an Oberlin park, triggering a citywide debate on gun laws, met criticism from both residents and City Council Tuesday night. Kuzawa expressed his opinion on why guns should be allowed on city property, but Sharon Fairchild-Soucy, vice-president of Council, responded that she did not feel safe in a city that allows guns. “I want my grandson to grow up in a town where guns are not necessary, and I think I have the right to live in a protected environment where guns are not a factor,” she said...
  • OH:Cleveland Police Refuse to Return Gun to Rightful Owner

    08/10/2013 2:10:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    opposingviews.com ^ | 10 August, 2013 | Dabney Bailey
    Derrick Washington of Cleveland, Ohio, is suing police for the return of his legally owned firearm. Washington alleges that the police seized the weapon from him illegally in a case for which he was never charged and have refused to return it since February. Washington has filed a lawsuit in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court in order to get the gun returned along with tens of thousands of dollars in damages. According to the lawsuit, Washington called the police in order to report a shooting. He later told police that he has a permit to carry a weapon. The police...
  • OH:Man who shot Burglar is Convicted of Felony, Given Diversion

    07/25/2013 8:20:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 July, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Burglars are not "fair game" to be shot at indiscriminately.  In this case, the citizen used deadly force in an inappropriate way that resulted in the death of the burglar.  The penalties are that he has been convicted as a felon, has lost the right to vote and to own firearms, must pay $1,000 for funeral costs, and be under supervision for five years.  From  athensnews.com: A Jacksonville area man who last month fatally shot an alleged burglar as he left a neighbor's home pleaded no contest Tuesday morning in Athens County Common Pleas Court.  According to an account...
  • OH:Cleveland man shoots intruder holding fiancée at gunpoint; Resident applauded by councilman

    07/19/2013 10:42:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    newsnet5.com ^ | 19 July, 2013 | Deb Lee
    CLEVELAND - A Cleveland man is being praised by a city councilman for shooting an armed intruder at his Pawnee Avenue home Tuesday. "Whoever shot this dirt bag ought to get a medal," Ward 11 Councilman Mike Polensek said. "I might get a proclamation for him.” It all started when Jacquella Lattimore left the house to take her children to camp. Police say she was accosted by three men who were trying to force her back into the house at gunpoint. What the intruders apparently didn't know is that Lattimore's fiancé, Johnny Bridges, was watching from the window with his...
  • OH:Homeowner shoots armed suspect in east side home invasion

    07/19/2013 8:37:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    19actionnews.com ^ | 16 July, 2013 | NA
    Police were called to a home on Pawnee Avenue off of East 185th Street just after 9 a.m. 19 Action News has learned a woman was leaving with her two children when one child noticed the armed suspects and said, "Mommy, he has a gun." The armed suspects demanded the woman hand over her purse and cell phone. The woman's fiance, who was inside the home, saw the armed suspects with his family, pulled out his own gun and opened fire through the window. "I see a man in a grey hoodie, dickies and a white little mask covering half...
  • OH:Man Accused Of Shooting Suspected Burglar Could Face Charges

    GLOUSTER, Ohio - An Athens County man could face murder charges after he allegedly shot and killed a suspected burglar Thursday. Deputies from the Athens County Sheriff's Office were called to a home in Glouster on a report of a burglary at about 10:54 a.m. According to the Athens County Sheriff's Office, 34-year-old Keith "P.J." Rutter was seen walking from the woods next to Ronnie Shover's Glouster home Thursday morning. Witnesses say Rutter then attempted to get into the home through a back door while Shover was mowing the lawn. Shover's son-in-law reportedly saw Rutter trying to break into the...
  • OH:Protecting guns from destruction doesn't protect Second Amendment(barf alert)

    06/28/2013 5:58:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | 28 June, 2013 | Mark Naymik
    Ohio gun-rights advocates are upset about the defenseless killing of guns. Among this year's wave of proposals that are supposed to preserve the sanctity of the Second Amendment is one to protect the sanctity of the gun itself -- from murder. Ohio House Bill 210 – introduced by Republican Rep. John Becker of Southwest Ohio – would prohibit police departments and other law enforcement agencies from destroying legal guns and ammunition seized in crime investigations and collected through gun-buyback programs. I hope gun-rights advocates pay close attention because this bill is killing their credibility. The bill does absolutely nothing to...
  • Wave of legislation would expand gun rights in Ohio

    06/25/2013 3:40:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | 22 June, 2013 | Brandon Blackwell
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Republican lawmakers have introduced a new wave of legislation that would continue to expand gun rights in Ohio. Among the proposed changes are measures that would allow public officials to carry firearms in the Statehouse and other "non-secured" public buildings, ban law enforcement from melting down confiscated guns and loosen the state's definition of "automatic firearm." The fresh legislation piggybacks on years of significant changes to Ohio's gun laws, which began in 2004 when Republican Gov. Bob Taft signed a law legalizing concealed handguns. The proposals have gun advocates rejoicing and opponents reeling. House Bill 191, introduced...
  • OH:Buying back guns is strictly business

    06/23/2013 10:09:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    wksu.org ^ | 17 June, 2013 | KABIR BHATIA
    he Cleveland Police Department held its annual gun buyback over the weekend, swapping gift cards for certain types of firearms. Opponents say such programs waste taxpayer dollars and destroy desirable weapons. And as WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports, in many cases it comes down to a matter of economics. (snip) Effectiveness Gun advocates have become increasingly critical of buybacks. And in Arizona, lawmakers last month passed a law forbidding police from destroying guns obtained in such programs. Instead, they have to be sold to federally licensed dealers. Some researchers question the effectiveness of buybacks in fighting gun violence. A study from...
  • OH:Naked burglar welcomed with a gunshot

    06/19/2013 5:26:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    wdtn.com ^ | 17 June, 2013 | Jill Drury
    WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (WDTN) - A burglar usually wants to go undetected, maybe dress in dark clothing, but not a suspect West Carrollton police just nabbed. The man who police say tried to break into a home on Glenada Court at Gibbons Road early Monday morning was naked, in the buff. Police say the resident was at home when the naked burglar came calling. Police say he told the intruder he had a gun. The burglar kept trying to enter through a window, so the homeowner fired off a shot.
  • Obamacare: Comparable cheap plans up 200% in OH; CA insurers cut corners, reduce access to providers

    06/13/2013 9:22:03 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 4 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 6/13/13 | David Freddoso
    ...In the meantime, back in California, the Los Angeles Times notes that one of the state's biggest insurers, Kaiser Permanente, submitted a surprisingly uncompetitive bid, such that its "Silver" plans are the most expensive or second-most-expensive in 12 of the 18 Obamacare-designated regions where it will be selling. ...[H]ere's an important detail about how other insurers beat Kaiser with their bids: Forbidden from stripping down the benefits below those required by the new law, they instead rationed care by reducing the number of doctors and hospitals available to new sign-ups on the exchange. Otherwise, the already-increased Obamacare premiums would probably...
  • Media-backed "PolitiFact Ohio" tries, fails to disprove BFA Chairman Jim Irvine

    06/07/2013 12:29:13 PM PDT · by marktwain
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 6 June, 2013 | Chad D. Baus
    Last month, State Rep. Bob Hagan (D-Youngstown) introduced House Bill 160, a gun control bill that would force any person named in a domestic violence protection order to surrender their firearms to law enforcement within 24 hours. We quickly pointed out the many flaws with Hagan's proposal, including the fact that, by statistics Hagan himself cited, 20% of women who are killed by an "intimate partner" had previously obtained a "protection" order against their eventual killer.When asked to comment on the proposal, Buckeye Firearms Associatio Chairman Jim Irvine told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that HB 160 a "failed idea.""The idea...
  • OH:Woman holds burglar at gunpoint until police arrive

    05/31/2013 5:18:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    wtov9.com ^ | 30 May, 2013 | Aly Cohen
    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — A burglary went awry for a would-be thief when the homeowner took him by surprise, police said. After breaking into a Steubenville home early Thursday morning, a man found himself being held at gunpoint by the woman who lived there. Steubenville police said 23-year-old Ryan Geary was arrested in connection with the incident on McKinley Avenue. The resident, Tami Takach, was sleeping when she heard what sounded like a door slamming. Takach said she quickly got out of bed, grabbed her gun and made her way downstairs -- and did not even blink an eye. Officials said...
  • OH:Cheap Gun Opportunity, Cleveland June 15, 2013

    05/26/2013 6:32:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 May, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Long Guns Recently Turned In at Phoenix event in May, 2013 Cleveland,Ohio, will be hosting a gun turn in event on 15 June, 2013. While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them. The event will be held at Public Safety Central located at 2001 Payne Avenue, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Gift cards of $100 will be given to those who turn in a handgun, $200 will be given to those who turn in semi-automatic Assault Rifles (no definition given). No...