Bowling Green Newspaper Editor Fired over Gun-Related Editorial

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I recently did a post on an Ohio gun group’s criticism of BGSU faculty and staff who contacted their legislators to oppose campus-carry legislation that has passed the Ohio House and is now being considered by the Ohio Senate: http://academeblog.org/2015/12/01/ohio-gun-group-castigates-bgsu-faculty-for-expressing-opposition-to-campus-carry-legislation/

In a very related story, the editor of the local newspaper, the Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune, was fired for submitting an editorial critical of the gun group’s tactics.

Writing for Creators.com, Connie Schultz provides a detailed summary of the issues involved and an incisive argument against what the newspaper’s publisher has done:

“Five days after the shootings in San Bernardino, California, Jan Larson McLaughlin sat down in her home office on her day off and wrote her weekly editorial for the Sentinel-Tribune, circulation 9,000, in Bowling Green, Ohio.

“McLaughlin has worked for the newspaper for 31 years, the past 2 1/2 as editor-in-chief. She usually writes her editorial in…

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