Wednesday, August 23, 2006

OH: Charges dropped after officer shot by relative: "Charges were dropped Wednesday against a New Franklin man who fatally shot his brother-in-law, an off-duty Akron police officer, during an argument. A Summit County grand jury declined to indict Jacob Carlson, 32, who was charged with murder after shooting Michael Beitko, of Akron, on July 26. Carlson claimed self-defense. Beitko and his wife, Suzanne, were visiting Carlson and his family at Carlson's New Franklin home when Beitko began arguing with his wife, officials said. Carlson's wife, Jenny -- Beitko's sister -- called police at 9:29 p.m., saying her brother was drunk and fighting with his wife. Beitko's four children were present, too. The fight escalated and Carlson, wearing a neck brace because of a swimming injury, shot Beitko."

OH: Anti-gunners' CCW predictions were lies: "Thanks to a remark by Robert Cornwell, executive director of the Buckeye State Sheriff's Association, it is now clear that the gloom-and-doom predictions about licensed concealed carry in Ohio were all lies, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) said today. Cornwell was quoted by the Associated Press noting, 'Those with the concealed carry licenses have been good, law-abiding citizens. The worst-case scenarios that were put out there about the gunfight at the OK Corral didn't come to fruition.'"

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