The Ohio Newspaper Association (and many of the Ohio newspaper editors they represent) doesn't seem to trust their readers.

The Akron Beacon-Journal says "the easier it is to get and carry a handgun, the more likely there will be accidental shootings and arguments that turn into fatal encounters."

The Dayton Daily News says "many so-called law-abiding people have been known to beat their spouses, drink and drive or get in fights in parking lots. Now these people will be able to legally have a gun hidden in their jacket."

The Columbus Dispatch says "many people who become criminals do not intend to commit a crime. Normal temperance can be overcome by circumstance and emotion, making a gun lawfully hidden under a shirt or in a purse potentially deadly to everyone around, whether by intent, momentary lapse in judgment or accident."

The Cleveland Plain Dealer says "the ones who need protecting aren't the folks who tuck a Glock under their armpit every time they step out to walk the dog or buy a quart of milk. [We] can't help thinking that folks who carry concealed weapons aren't the ones quoting Gandhi." Well, actually, we DO enjoy Gandhi - 'Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.' Gandhi, Chapter XXVII, "The Recruiting Campaign," in his autobiography, My Experiments with Truth.

Since many of these editorial boards enjoy using anecdotal stories to make their claim that the average Ohioan cannot be trusted with a firearm, Ohioans For Concealed Carry would like to use their own logic to ask the question:

Judging from these headlines, CAN WE TRUST REPORTERS?

Ohio newspaper editor arrested, charged with kidnapping

Well-known Cincinnati WCPO reporter arrested, charged with sexually molesting children

ABC Toledo news anchor arrested for DUI

WKBN Youngstown news anchor resigns over nude photos

TV weatherman pleads guilty to vehicular assault in Cleveland

Central Florida news anchor arrested for stealing store items

Denver news anchor arrested for buying drugs

Seattle tv reporter charged with molesting young

San Francisco Chronicle reporter arrested for alleged sex abuse

New York City newscaster arrested for impersonating a federal agent

Miami Channel 7 weather reporter arrested on DUI charge

Former Las Vegas Journal Review reporter arrested on lewdness count

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