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By Chad D. Baus
When word of significant cuts to the Toledo police force first came out, one senior police officer issued the following recommendation to city residents:
After the layoffs took effect, Mayor Carty Finkbeiner admitted the reason why this was such good advice:
There are continuing indications that Toledo residents are taking the advice to purchase guns quite seriously. In fact, the most recent news story on the matter, from WTOL Toledo (the city's CBS affiliate) was featured this week as national news the Drudge Report.
Cincinnati's WKRC (the tri-state area's CBS affiliate) is reporting that an unprecedented number of women are taking their protection into their own hands by getting a gun.
According to a report by Local 12 Reporter Liz Bonis, "gun stores are seeing more women customers than anyone can remember. Many women are also getting permits to carry a concealed weapon."
The news report documents some of the reasons why many women are in a hurry to arm themselves.