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  • OH:Concealed Carry Fail; Rapist Disarms Realtor

    12/17/2014 1:16:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    No discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of open and concealed carry used to be complete without the obligatory theory that open carry was more dangerous.  It was asserted that a criminal will target the open carrier because they are armed.   Here is an example from freerepublic: Why would anyone want the bad guy to shoot him first? Fortunately, the gun culture is becoming educated in the matter.   People now realize that open carry promotes tactical deterrence.  There have been two known instances where open carriers have been targeted, but they are very rare.  The other side of...
  • OH: Unlucky? Clerk Shoots 2nd Robber in Three Years

    12/16/2014 12:26:48 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Grayson Matthews, above, has bad luck.  He has had to defend the family convenience store twice.  Once, back in 2011, he shot a robber who was pretending to have a shotgun.  That guy was wearing a plastic bag over his head with eye holes cut in it.  It must have been hard to see out of.   From Matthews told the suspect he kept more money in his front right pocket of his pants. He showed Wright the money, switched it from his right to his left hand, and when Wright’s eyes followed, Matthews told him he kept...
  • OH: Gun Reform Bill goes to Governor Kasich (R)

    12/13/2014 3:02:56 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    H.B. 234  is an 18 page reform of Ohio's firearms laws, though most of the 18 pages are existing law.  The reforms are simple commonsense reforms of provisions of state law that were unduly restrictive and made no sense.  This was reflected by the large vote margins for passage of the bill; 24-6 in the Senate, 69-16 in the House.  The bill now goes to Governor Kasich, who has not indicated if he will sign it or not.   Disarmists are already lobbying the Governor in an attempt to have him veto the bill.  Governor Kasich has 10 days from...
  • Ohio GOP Lawmakers Using Historic Majority to Peel Back Gun Control

    12/06/2014 7:31:48 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 12/5/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    According to The Washington Times, the Ohio Senate is considering legislation that reduces gun control by easing restrictions on concealed carry weapons permits (CCWs). The new legislation would allow Ohioans to acquire a CCW in eight hours instead of twelve and would open the door for active military to carry concealed without going through the permit process.
  • OH: Armed Citizen Found not Guilty. Were Charges Political?

    11/25/2014 4:07:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    This appears to be another politically motivated trial.  The armed citizen was originally found to have been acting in self defense by the police who investigated the situation.  He was confronted by two men, one with a knife, aged 25 and 26.  There was another witness in their car.  The shooter was 43 and had a valid concealed carry permit.   The family of the attacker who was shot protested, and a prosecutor convinced a grand jury to indict the shooter, two months after the event.  From CINCINNATI —A man accused of shooting another driver in a road...
  • OH: School Superintendent Does not Like Guns or the Constitution

    11/20/2014 1:19:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The right to keep and bear arms is clear.  The right to free speech is clear, as is the right to equal protection under the law.  But in Ohio, Franklin School Superintendent Michael D. Sander does not seem to approve of any of these rights.  A gun shop opened up 200 yards from the school, and Mike Sander wanted it shut down.  From But Franklin Schools Superintendent Mike Sander was not too pleased with the district’s new neighbor. “Unfortunately, it’s there across the street,” Sander said of the gun store. “We don’t like it and expressed our displeasure...
  • Gun Law Reforms to be Considered by Ohio Senate

    11/17/2014 9:43:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Some needed reforms to Ohio gun law are finally moving in the Ohio Senate.  HB 203 passed the Ohio House 63-27 in November of 2013.  It has languished in the Senate since then.   Some claim that Governor Kasich has said that he will sign the bill.   First it needs to pass the Senate. Ohio is the only state where a person claiming self defense is considered guilty until they prove themselves innocent.   Unlike all other states, Ohio requires that a person who claims self defense must prove that they acted in self defense rather than the burden of proof...
  • OH:Another Black Mother uses a Gun to Defend her Child

    11/14/2014 11:35:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    As mothers in black urban areas learn that they have the right to be armed, and to protect their children and themselves, the support for gun control will continue to drop.   It was only a few years ago that police would simply confiscate any gun that they came across in a black urban area.  I heard of this practice from students and former police officers.  Many commentators have noted that the original purpose of gun control was to disarm blacks.   Building on this disregard for the second amendment, property rights, and the rule of law, "progressive" politicians pushed to...
  • Dogs and Guns Prove Effective in Ohio Countryside

    10/28/2014 4:24:44 PM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Dogs and guns have been an effective crime stopping combination for as long as people have possessed them.   They were proven effective once again in Butler County, Ohio.   The suspect broke out a basement window to gain access to the rural home of Brian Hiner.    Brian woke to the alarmed barks of his dogs, which appear to black and golden Labradors.  He then heard the intruder coming up the basement stairs, called the sheriff, and held Michael Roberts, pictured above, at gunpoint for the responding deputies. The deputies arrived, and took Roberts into custody.    Somehow, Roberts managed to escape...
  • OH:Six Shots, Six Misses at Robber? or Not?

    09/22/2014 2:26:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 September, | Dean Weingarten
    In close range gunfights with handguns, it is not uncommon for both participants to fire several shots without anyone being hit.   In this article From, it is written that no injuries were reported: Police say the suspect pulled out a gun and demanded the victim's wallet.Once the wallet was turned over, the victim pulled out his own gun and both men pointed the firearms at each other. Officials say the victim fired about six shots after the suspect refused to put his gun down. (snip) No injuries were reported and no arrests made. In the video for the...
  • OH:Open Carry Walk in Vermilion

    09/20/2014 10:05:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Ohio Carry organized another open carry walk on Saturday, the 13 of September.  This was part of their ongoing effort to educate the public about their constitutional rights in Ohio.  Note the completely different image from what the Bloomberg media campaign is trying to craft for open carriers.  From the in Vermilion:  In an effort to educate the public and combat stereotypes surrounding gun rights, Ohio Carry’s Northeast and Northwest chapters hosted a joint open carry and firearm education walk in Downtown Vermilion Sept. 13. Ohio Carry, founded in 2012 as a firerm rights, advocacy and education group,...
  • OH:Criminals, Emergency Rooms, and Survival

    09/20/2014 5:28:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    When a person suffers severe trauma, minutes become precious.  Prompt medical treatment means the difference between losing a limb or keeping it, between full brain function and life confined to a wheel chair, between life and death.  I recently wrote about the percentage of people who are shot who survive.   One of the most important factors in survival is whether a person shot arrives at a medical treatment facility with a pulse and blood pressure.  If they do, chances of survival jump to about 95%.  In this example of a shooting of an intruder in Prairie Township, Ohio,  the...
  • OH:Private Buyers Compete for Guns at Toledo Turn In "buy back"

    09/18/2014 4:27:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I missed the notifications of this 8 September 2014 event.   It seems that those notifications are coming closer and closer to the event date, almost as if those conducting the events do not want anyone to do any pre-planning.   Toledo has a checkered history of police bullying private buyers and sellers. did a great job of exposing this last year, with four videos:  Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, and Video 4.  It did not matter much.  There were plenty of private buyers there this year. This year, the police seem to have learned more about the law. ...
  • 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 “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 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 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 ( 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 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 ^ | 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...