Tuesday, January 31, 2006
The fact is crime does NOT increase when gun laws are loosened. Many credit the nationwide decrease in crime in the last 10 yrs to people being able to better defend themselves via concealed carry legislation.
Hopefully Wisonsinites will see that it works in 82% of the country - why would Wisconsin be any different?
As Chris Cox from the NRA points out, as handgun ownership has increased in the U.S. crime has dropped.
LEGAL gun ownership is a clear way to keeping the bad guys at bay. Banning guns doesn't - just ask the UK, Canada, D.C., etc.
Goes to show the anti-CHL signs in Ohio don't work. A legally armed employee might have stopped the situation. Instead, everyone but the person bent on killing was disarmed.
Watch - he'll get a slap on the wrist. Illegal guns are a big problem, but they're a problem most anti-gunners like to ignore. Instead they focus on the legal guns.
Don't punish me. Punish the guys using guns for non-self defense purposes, especially if those guns are illegal.
Monday, January 30, 2006
1) You must not have caused or escalated the situation.
2) You must reasonably, honestly believe you're about to be killed or receive serious bodily injury.
3) You have a duty to retreat, if possible.
Sunday, January 29, 2006
The House Criminal Justice Committee will be holding a hearing for OPPONENT testimony on House Bill 347 introduced by Representative Jim Aslanides (R-94). This legislative proposal addresses several problems associated with the enactment of House Bill 12, "Right-to-Carry" legislation, which became law in 2004. This proposal would streamline an already successful law, bringing clarity for Ohioans and law enforcement alike. This important piece of legislation would do the following: (1) create a clear definition of "plain sight" in a motor vehicle; (2) allow for off-duty law enforcement officers to carry a concealed firearm 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (a.k.a 24/7 provision); (3) create statewide preemption for the regulation of firearms and ammunition, therefore avoiding the patchwork of laws currently on the books in Ohio; and (4) further prohibit journalists from abusing the open records law. The Hear! ing is scheduled for January 31, at 2:30 P.M. in Room 121. This bill hearing will surely bring out all of the anti-gun organizations in the state. Please plan on attending to show your support for HB 347. If you're unable to attend, please contact the House Criminal Justice Committee during normal business hours by calling Chairman Bob Latta (R-06) at (614) 466-8104.
On Wednesday, January 25 a UC student reported to the University of Cincinnati Police that she had been raped at an on-campus housing facility. The alleged suspect in the case is a male known to the female victim. The case is currently being investigated by UC Police. Alcohol was involved in the incident. The Sexual Assault Response Coordinator SARC) is providing support to the victim.
*hat tip to SW for the info
Saturday, January 28, 2006
Still, it is the responsibility of EVERY gun owner to make sure their firearms are INACCESSIBLE to unauthorized people or children.
2) Keep your FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER (modern guns DO NOT fire unless the trigger is squeezed).
3) Keep the gun unloaded until you're ready to use it (carrying is using, his big mistake was number 2).
This doesn't happen often (given that millions of guns are legally carried in the U.S. everyday), but situations like this make everyone who carries look bad. Carry safe and follow the rules!!
Legislation to allow Principals to carry in OK. Legislation to loosen gun restrictions on college campuses in VA.
Kind of hits home given the recent activity at Miami U and UC.
Florida already has, and the streets have to go "Wild West" as anti-gunners said they would.
Here are the three rules, in case you don't remember:
1) You must not have caused/escalated the situation.
2) You must reasonably, honestly believe you're about to receive serious bodily injury or be killed.
3) You must try to retreat, if possible.
Hopefully this legislation will find it's way to Ohio soon.
Thursday, January 26, 2006
Guess what? The bad guys have them anyway. If putting up a sign that said "Don't rob this bank" worked, there would be no bank robberies.
Problem is criminals don't care about the law - that's what makes them criminals. If you don't want guns in your shop, you'll have to pat down everyone who walks in, not put up some signs that keep the good guys out.
From: Program Manager, UC Women's Center
Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
During Fall quarter 2005, the University of Cincinnati's Sexual Assault
Response Coordinator provided support and advocacy to 25 rape survivors,
for incidents both on-campus and off-campus. In addition, there was one
report of stalking, one report of sexual harassment and one report of
dating violence. For more information about the number and type of
sexual offenses that were reported, please refer to the following Web
Please review the services available through the University of
Cincinnati's Women's Center and the University of Cincinnati's Sexual
Offense Response Team at: www.uc.edu/ucwc/violence.html These services
are free and confidential.
For additional information regarding University of Cincinnati's campus
crime statistics, please visit Public Safety's webpage at:
*hat tip to SW for the info
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Monday, January 23, 2006
Saturday, January 21, 2006
Friday, January 20, 2006
Just like Wisconsin, Minnesota has been fighting to up the number of concealed carry states for years. They keep getting blocked by anti-gun bureaucrats.
Hopefully they'll be able to override this time, as it appears they've been able to do in Wisconsin this session.
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
It's not about the facts, it's about hating a political ideology and people who disagree.
To answer a few of their points - yes, FEMA did take away guns in New Orleans. On the orders of local police. And the NRA is working to make that ILLEGAL state by state. They were the biggest opponent of this - saying that the Bush administration and the NRA take away your guns is nuts.
Second, would Kerry or Gore take away your guns? Gore lead his campaign off with an anti-gun stance, pushing registration of handguns as a starter. That went away when his started to tank and consultants told him it was an issue that would kill his chances.
Kerry? Kerry liked to hold a shotgun for photo-ops, but do some reasearch. Kerry never met a gun control law he didn't like.
Beyond this, who wants concealed carry? 82% of America, that's who (41 of 50 states). Technically, 84%, now that YOUR state has passed it...
Too bad he's missing the big point - even if crime is NOT reduced by concealed carry, why make it illegal if it doesn't INCREASE crime?
Isn't it better to allow people the FREEDOM to do what they want if it doesn't endanger others?
And how does he explain the 41 states with shall-issue carry laws not overturning the law? It works. People know it works. Common sense says it works. Too bad he's too bitter to see that.
Sunday, January 15, 2006
Have you watched the news lately?
The safe city of Blue Ash. And the place where no one locks their doors, Miami U.
Saturday, January 14, 2006
Friday, January 13, 2006
However, it must be noted that the three rules of use of deadly force MUST apply when drawing a gun. Who knows if this case applies, but it appears as it's not obvious to police/prosecuters, since he's being charged.
DO NOT ever pull a gun to protect PROPERTY. Lethal force (in any form, including using a firearm) can only be used to protect LIFE.
1) You must reasonably, honestly beleive you are about to receive serious bodily harm or be killed.
2) You must not have caused or escalated the situation.
3) You must have no reasonable means of escape.
Shooting at someone who rammed your car DOES NOT apply to these. Unless, of course, the intent is to kill you, they keep ramming putting your life in danger, or they have a weapon.
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Monday, January 09, 2006
This one happened just off campus, so there's no excuse.
In Ohio, you have the right to protect yourself with a concealed carry permit. Take advantage of that right, and maybe there will be less bad guys around to do horrible things.
In other words, law abiding citizens are doing just that - abiding the law. Get your permit to carry, and crime goes down.
It's the story everywhere CCW is implemented. Yet the anti-gunners say the only way to reduce crime is to restrict guns.
Nope. The only way to reduce crime is to reduce CRIMINALS. One way to do that is prison. Another is to let the good guys protect themselves from the bad guys.
Combine the two. Put the bad guys in jail for a long time, and let the good guys protect themselves and their families with concealed carry. That's the way to a safer society. Ten years of U.S. stats prove it.
Friday, January 06, 2006
Still, remember the rules for use of deadly force (must apply if you even pull a gun):
1) You must have not caused or escalated the situation.
2) You must reasonably, honestly beleive you're about to receive serious bodily injury or be killed.
3) You have a duty to retreat.
Follow the three and stay out of trouble. Otherwise, you might find yourself in court.
Given the gang-problems many cities are experiencing, might be good to allow people to defend themselves.
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Note the common ways people get in trouble.
I've found a locked case, in plain sight, is the best way to avoid the car troubles. In "plain sight" is important - don't get caught carrying illegally.
*Hat tip to SW for the link
Why is it that articles that mention Canadians blaming the U.S. for their gun crime (do to the U.S.'s "loose gun laws") never mention that gun crime in the U.S. has DECREASED for the past 10 years, as gun laws have been loosened?
Is this correlation lost on every reporter? Or do they not want to admit that gun laws only disarm the GOOD GUYS!?