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WHIO-TV (CBS Dayton) admits awareness of anti-gun protestor's status as a convicted rapist; Other news outlets remain silentSubmitted by cbaus on January 31, 2013 - 1:00pm.
by Chad D. Baus
On Wednesday, we reported on the fact that Dayton anti-gun protestor Jerome McCorry, who had staged a small protest outside Bill Goodman's Gun & Knife Show over the weekend and received generous media attention, is also a convicted rapist.
We also pointed out that, despite this fact, media outlets like the Dayton Daily News and WHIO-TV (CBS Dayton) (and, as it turns out, WKEF (ABC Dayton), not only failed to report the fact that McCorry is a sex offender in their coverage of the protest, but that they have repeatedly failed to do so in past coverage about McCorry.
The article quickly went viral, receiving over 21,000 reads in the first 24 hours, and continues to receive strong traffic. It has also generated follow-up reporting from radio host Dana Loesch and nationally-read bloggers, including PJMedia's Instapundit and Michelle Malkin's Twitchy.com.
Many have begun asking Dayton media outlets why they have given legitimacy to this rapist's calls for potential crime victims to be disarmed, and Dayton blogger "Domestic Debacle" has received a response from WHIO, in which they admit that they were aware of McCorry's status as a sex offender, yet failed to report it.
According to WHIO, they didn't report on McCorry's "controversial" status as a convicted rapist because, these days, his message is one of "community harmony through peace and non-violence." Their desire to "show both sides" apparently now includes showing how a convicted rapist feels about the prospects that potential crime victims might be armed!
As others have observed, the real reason WHIO, Dayton Daily News, and WKEF don't mention McCorry's status as a convicted rapist is because they know his message - one they support - will lack any credibility as soon as their audience learns he is a sex offender. Were McCorry leading a Second Amendment rally, his "controversial" past would no doubt be reported boisterously.
While WHIO has at least responded (lame though their excuses are), neither the Dayton Daily News, or WKEF have answered repeated inquiries as to why they are giving a convicted rapist a "highly visible" platform to argue for the disarmament of potential future crime victims.
Chad D. Baus is the Buckeye Firearms Association Vice Chairman.
by Jeff Riley
Buried in a recent article in The New York Times dismissing armed security at schools is a bit of pro-gun truth, proving if you go looking hard enough, you can eventually find the truth in the most unlikely places.
From the article:
Nationwide, at least 23,000 schools — about one-third of all public schools — already had armed security on staff as of the most recent data, for the 2009-10 school year, and a number of states and districts that do not use them have begun discussing the idea in recent days.
by Chad D. Baus
WDTN (NBC Dayton) is reporting that one man is dead and four others are in jail after an attempted home invasion in Fairborn Monday afternoon.
From the article:
Police responded to the house at 1006 Victoria Avenue around 5 p.m.. after a neighbor heard gunshots called 911.
"The resident decided to fight back and shot two of the men," said Sergeant Paul Hicks, with the Fairborn Police Department.
Ta'Vaun Fambrough, 19, of Dayton died at Miami Valley Hospital from a gunshot wound to the chest.
Anthony Barwick, 20, of Dayton, was shot in the leg. He was treated and released into police custody. Barwick, along with London Norman, 23, Deron McGuire Jr., 23, and Tavaughn Lewis, 19, the other men police said were involved in the home invasion, are all being held in the Greene County Jail on charges of felony aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, and kidnapping.
Atty. Gen. Mike DeWine issues letter debunking claim made by Ohio School Board Assoc. attorney re: legality of armed teachersSubmitted by cbaus on January 30, 2013 - 1:00pm.
by Chad D. Baus
Although many have been calling for armed protection in schools for some time, in the immediate aftermath of the horrific events in Newtown, CT last month, the calls grew much, much louder, and began coming from more places.
In Buckeye Firearms Association's first statements about the attack at Sandy Hook Elementary, Chairman Jim Irvine wrote an article entitled "Our children are dying for our insanity; It's time to emulate Israel's successful efforts to prevent mass killings in schools" in which he reiterated our long-held belief that having an armed presence in schools will deter attackers and reduce the severity of these attacks when they do occur.
The following day, Attorney General Mike DeWine voiced his own support for arming school employees.
Despite the fact that the suggestion had now been echoed by the top law enforcement official in the state, questions over the legality of arming school employees were raised by the Ohio School Boards Association's Chief Legal Counsel, Hollie Reedy.
In media interviews, Reedy suggested that ORC 2923.122, which allows Boards of Education to give permission to persons they wish to be able to carry concealed in the school building, was "not the end of the story. We have to look at other parts of the code."
Reedy the referred to ORC 109.78, which says that no public or private educational institution is permitted to employ a person "who goes armed while on duty" unless the person has completed a basic peace-officer training program or has 20 years of active duty as a peace officer.
Although a member of DeWine's staff immediately discounted the suggestion that ORC 109.78 restricted Boards of Education from giving permission to licensed employees to carry in the school, as they do away from the school, Reedy and others continued to make the claim.
Buckeye Firearms Association can now report that Attorney Mike DeWine himself has weighed in on the matter again, in a letter expressly stating that school boards may give permission to licensed employees to carry in the school.
Following is the letter in its entirety:
Convicted rapist organizes gun control demonstration at Dayton gun show; Media fails to note his sex offender statusSubmitted by cbaus on January 30, 2013 - 8:00am.
by Chad D. Baus
This past weekend, a small group of perhaps a dozen protesters gathered outside Dayton's Hara Arena to protest the sale of modern sporting rifles at Bill Goodman's Gun and Knife Show.
From the article:
"We know that guns are being sold on the floor inside Hara Arena illegally" said Jerome McCorry. "No background checks no identification of any kind."
McCorry said "AK-47s and M16s are not gonna be used for hunting, they're not going to be used to protect anybody. These are the weapons that are coming back and being used in mass murders and mass killings."
After reading the article, a Buckeye Firearms Association supporter decided to contact McCorry, the apparent protest organizer, to inform him about the inaccuracies in his statements about firearms (it isn't illegal for private individuals to sell a gun at the show without a background check, people aren't selling M16s or fully-automatic AK-47s at Hara Arena, modern sporting rifles are used for hunting, gun shows are rarely used by criminals as a source for guns, rifles [of any type] are used in murders far less than fists or baseball bats, etc.).
The supporter quickly found more than he bargained for. A simple Google search for Jerome McCorry reveals that the man trying to tell the public what weapons they should be allowed to own is a convicted felon.
by David Keene
Politician after politician have joined the television talking heads in calling for a new "assault weapons ban" patterned after the ten-year Clinton ban that was allowed to lapse in 2004 after Justice Department and private studies concluded it had no impact whatsoever on murder and violent crime rates and had become a symbol of wrong-headed governmental attempts to restrict firearms ownership in this country.
California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein has called for reinstituting the old Clinton ban to outlaw the sale, transfer and possession of such guns in the future while grandfathering those already in the hands of private parties. Others, like New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, have gone so far as to suggest "confiscation" or forced "buy back" programs "to get these weapons off the street." In the last week dozens of commentators, reporters and politicians have said they support the 2nd Amendment, but would support an “assault weapons” ban because such weapons aren't used for hunting and have no purpose other than to kill people.
by Marion P. Hammer
Imagine a grandfather who wants to give a family shotgun to his 12-year-old grandson having to do a background check on his grandson before giving him the shotgun.
Or a friend having to do a background check on his lifetime best buddy before lending him a hunting rifle.
Or, if your mother had a prowler at her home, having to do a background check on your own Mom before you could give her one of your guns for protection.
That's what "universal background checks" do. They turn traditional innocent conduct into a criminal offense. They target you, law-abiding gun owners.
Universal background checks are background checks on EVERY transfer, sale, purchase, trade, gift, rental, and loan of a firearm between any and all individuals.
All background checks must be conducted through a federally licensed dealer. Universal background checks have nothing to do with gun shows – they are about you.
It is ALREADY a federal felony to be engaged in the business of buying and selling firearms and ammunition without having a federal firearm dealers license.
It is ALREADY a crime for a federally licensed dealer to sell a gun without doing a background check – that's all dealers, everywhere, including at retail stores, gun shows, flea markets or anywhere else.
Further, it is ALREADY a federal felony for any private person to sell, trade, give, lend, rent or transfer a gun to a person you know or should have known is not legally allowed to own, purchase or possess a firearm.
The penalty for selling a gun to a person who is a criminal, mentally ill, mentally incompetent, alcohol abuser or drug abuser is a 10-year federal felony. That's now, today, with no changes to the law.
It is even a federal felony to submit false information on a background check form for the purpose of purchasing a firearm.
Even so, according to a 2012 report to the Department of Justice, more than 72,000 people were turned down on a gun purchase in 2010 because they didn't pass the background check. Yet, only 44 of those cases were prosecuted. Why, when criminals are caught in the act of lying on the form to illegally purchase a firearm are they not prosecuted?
91% of NRA Members Support Laws to Stop Mentally Ill from Acquiring Firearms
FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action conducted a national scientific poll of its members and found near unanimity among NRA members on a wide range of issues involving mental health reform and firearm rights.
Gun control advocates including New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as well as various media outlets, have released data claiming to represent the views of NRA members, despite the fact that none of those surveys had access to the NRA's membership list. The NRA survey of 1,000 randomly-selected NRA members across the country is the only legitimate survey of NRA members in existence.
The data from this survey indicates that NRA members are united in their desire for Washington to focus on keeping firearms from the mentally ill and to reject unconstitutional gun control measures that infringe on Second Amendment rights.
Editor's Note: This op-ed was originally published at WorldNetDaily.com.
by Gerard Valentino
There have been times the pro-gun lobby looked irrelevant in America and when it looked like the private ownership of firearms was going to be relegated to the historical scrap heap.
This is not that time.
There was a time when owning a gun in American was seen as a sign of being socially backward, and the mere mention of guns was taboo.
This is not that time.
There was a time when the anti-gun zealots were able to pin the blame for mass murders on the gun industry and pro-gun groups like the National Rifle Association and Buckeye Firearms Association.
This is not that time.
Now is the time for each and every gun owner in America to stand up and be counted.
by Tim Inwood
What crime have I committed? Under what legal concept am I guilty? Seriously, what did I have to do with the tragedy in Newtown? I did not know the shooter or his family, never have been to the town. In fact, I have no connection to any of the school shootings in this nation's history. However, as an American who chooses to own semi-automatic firearms, I and millions like me are about to have a punitive sentence land on our heads like a hammer from Hades if Senator Diane Feinstein gets her way.
Feinstein's bill, as unveiled in early January, would grandfather those firearms already in private hands. But there is a catch: they would the fall under the National Firearms Act, the law regulating machine guns and other Class III devices. We would have to register each and every gun, be fingerprinted and photographed, and get permission from our local chief law enforcement officer to keep our own property, not to mention a tax of $200 apiece to keep what is already ours. This is just on guns; magazines apparently are handled the same way as well. It will bankrupt people to keep their property.