Dayton-area open carry 'Defense' Walk earns ''thumbs up'' from locals

Drivers honked car horns and waved, or gave a thumbs-up sign, to Walkers in Xenia yesterday.

Here is a quick summary from Walk organizer Larry Moore:

WKEF said about 100 people walked in downtown Xenia supporting concealed carry and vividly demonstrating the clear options of open carry on the street versus the many advantages of concealed carry. Media coverage included all the local television stations, Dayton Daily News, and local press. WHIO Channel 7 (CBS), WDTN Channel 2 (ABC) and WRGT Fox 45/WKEF (NBC) had TV cameras on site at assembly point. Channel 2 followed the walk along the route. All aired reports on the evening news. I have also been told Channel 7 had it on the Monday morning news.

Listed below are links to post-Walk media coverage:

Dayton Daily News: Concealed-weapon backers show discontent at rally
The DDN literally refused to cover the news of the scheduled Xenia Walk in advance, because editors didn't want to promote and encourage attendance. And we thought their purpose was to cover the news...

Xenia Gazette: Marchers demonstrate rights

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