Another vicious attack thanks to an employer's ''no-guns'' policy

The Toledo Blade is reporting that yet another of its own employees has suffered from a brutal attack while on the job, and of course neglected to mention its own culpability in the defenselessness of its employees.

From the story:

    An East Toledo man was arrested yesterday after police said he assaulted and attempted to rob a woman delivering The Blade during the early morning hours.

    Rudy Joseph Lopez, 39, of 761 Clark St., was charged with robbery, felonious assault, and receiving stolen property. He was being held last night in the Lucas County jail pending arraignment today in Toledo Municipal Court.

    The victim, Theresa Hamrick, was admitted to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in serious condition. Mr. Lopez entered Ms. Hamrick's sport utility vehicle at Clark and Nevada streets, and the two struggled.

    The vehicle accelerated forward and backward twice before Ms. Hamrick was thrown from the vehicle, police said.

The news report states that the suspect attempted to speed away, but crashed nearby into a parked car, and that when police arrived at 3:25 a.m., they found the Blade employee lying near the street. Before being taken to the hospital, the article indicates the victim described her assailant to the police officers, and that Mr. Lopez was arrested a short time later at his residence.

Everyone who follows Second Amendment issues is acutely aware of the Toledo Blade's editorial stance against self-defense. But their anti-gun bias doesn't stop there...

What you will never read in a story describing these attacks on Blade employees is that the Toledo Blade enforces a ban against concealed carry on all of its employees, including newspaper carriers who travel into dangerous areas at odd hours of the night.

And even before this latest attack, the results of the Blade's ban on self-defense in the workplace can't be more clear:

  • Elderly paper carrier for ''no-guns'' Toledo Blade savagely beaten
  • Newspaper carrier raped on the job; her employer bans self-defense
  • Guilty conscience? Blade offers reward for information in rape

    Why does the Toledo Blade continue to enforce an insensitive ban on armed self-defense for its employees and contract carriers? These people should be ashamed for a company policy which mandates that Blade personnel with concealed handgun licenses (who are trained, who have passed FBI background checks, and who have never had a drug conviction) disarm themselves, even as it sends them into harms' way each day.

    Ohio law may give the corporation immunity from civil liability for enforcing a policy which renders workers like this poor woman defenseless, but they can never, ever escape their moral responsibility.

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