Gun control fails to prevent OH criminals from hurting defenseless citizens
- Newark police seized several guns Tuesday from the home of an ex-convict arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a Columbus teen. John R. Miller, 29, 59 Lee Ave., Apt. G1, and Josh L. Saxton, 22, 58 Linden Ave., were arrested by Newark police special operations officers at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday at Miller's apartment, Newark Police Capt. Al Zellner said in a press release. Shortly before midnight Monday, Nigel Coffie, 19, of Columbus, was shot at 41 N. 40th St., Apt. H-5. Coffie collapsed in a neighboring yard about 100 feet away from the apartment where the shooting occurred. Newark Police Detective Steve Vanoy said police seized several guns from Miller's residence Tuesday, and ballistics tests would be required to determine if any of them were used in Coffie's shooting. He also said police don't know if the confiscated guns are legally registered.
Editor's Note: We have contacted Advocate reporter, Erik Johns, to inquire what "legal registry" of guns he thinks these guns may not have been in, since there is no such Federal or state registry, and since we are unaware of any such registry in the City of Newark. He has not replied.
- Police are seeking federal charges against two Dayton men arrested after Monday's shooting in the Highview Hills neighborhood that left several houses riddled with bullets and residents ducking for cover. "They were shooting at no one in particular," Lt. John Huber said Tuesday. The men, ages 19 and 24, were taken to the Montgomery County Jail pending the filing of felony charges of carrying a concealed weapon, having weapons under disability from a previous conviction, possession of criminal tools and drug possession, police said. Both men, convicted felons, were wearing bullet-proof vests and were carrying firearms, Huber said. According to Ohio law, no one under indictment, charged or convicted of a felony that involves trafficking in drugs or similarly charged with a misdemeanor offense of violence or negligent assault can own a handgun, according to Attorney General Jim Petro's Office.
Yes, those good ol' gun control laws work so well to stop criminals from getting guns and even body armor, don't they?