Newspaper polls prove strong support for privacy/ protection in parks
Two recent webpolls reveal there is strong support for issues that Ohioans For Concealed Carry is callign on the Ohio General Assembly to address in future legislation.
For the past week, the Fremont News Messenger has been polling readers on whether or not the City of Clyde should be allowed to ban concealed weapons in their parks. At present, the poll is running 92% against the City of Clyde. Interested readers can still vote or view updated results in the poll at the lower-right corner of the News-Messenger website.
Meanwhile, in Dayton, the Daily News is conducting its own poll on whether or not readers believe concealed handgun license records (they incorrectly call them concealed carry permits) should be available to the public. After two days of voting, totals are running 88% against making the records public information. Less than 1% are supportive of Governor Taft's Media Access Loophole.
When an Indiana newspaper polled its readers, and got similar results, it reversed plans to publish a list of Ft. Wayne-area license-holders. Is it any wonder abusive newspapers like the Cleveland Plain Dealer refused to ask their readers if this information is something they desire before publishing the names of these law-abiding Ohioans who simply wish to protect themselves and their families?
Although not scientific, these two polls should certainly send a message to Columbus that a majority of constituents want to see these problems fixed, and soon.