Pro-Gun Punditry: Wednesday's Buckeye State Roundabout

By Chris Chumita

There are more stories pertaining to our gun rights in Ohio then we can possibly draw attention to with individual daily commentary. But they are all worthy of mention.

What follows is our review of headlines from around the state though a pro-gun rights lens.

From the murder of a new father to a possible Bloomberg presidential run, these articles should be a part of your required reading!

Click on the "Read More..." link below for several days of headlines accompanied by short, concise pro-gun analysis.

5/22/07: Euclid, Ohio: Euclid Police Look For Gunman Who Killed New Father

From the article:

    Euclid police are looking for the person who shot and killed a new father during a botched robbery.

A child is now fatherless. Violent crime happens and the gun-grabbers insanely believe that disarming the law-abiding is the answer.

5/22/07: Stow, Ohio: Man, Woman Sought In Rash Of Local Home Burglaries

From the article:

    A rash of break-ins in Summit County has authorities asking for help.

    Police said they believe a woman and a man are working together in a series of about 15 break-ins in Stow. They also said the woman may be using a stolen credit card.

More proof that the police cannot really prevent crime. This is why we must be able to protect ourselves.

5/17/07: Oxford, Indiana: Reward Offered For Information Leading to Rape Suspect

From the article:

    In January, 2006, a Miami co-ed was attacked at her North Campus Avenue residence. A few months later, in March, police say the suspect attacked a woman in her home in Connersville, Indiana.

Also from the article:

    Detective John Buchholz of The Oxford Police Department said, "Everybody should be worried. This is a crime where a weapon was used. The victims were bound. So, this is a fairly violent individual. Sexual assault is a very traumatic and a very serious crime."

The following comment on the Oxford rapes by Larry Moore:

We often report that the police don't get to the crime scene in time to prevent a crime but only to clean up, gather evidence and, hopefully, arrest
a perpetrator. In cases of abduction and rape, crimes against women or the elderly, we often see the perpetrator on the loose to strike again.

The offering of a reward, which will hopefully will tempt someone to tell what they know, is another tool for the police to gather information to solve a crime. It may prevent a future crime.

With these rapes at Miami University remaining unsolved, we know there is a rapist on the loose. What we don't know is when and where the next attack might occur.

So tell me again why gun-free zones and colleges banning guns is a good idea?

5/17/07: Washington DC: Gun Ban Ruling Puts Fenty On The Spot

From the article:

    D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty must make a risky choice about the District's gun ban: defend it before the Supreme Court or write new, looser laws governing how city residents can keep guns in their homes.

Mayor Fenty should stop infringing upon the right of the people to keep and bear arms in Washington DC. Mayor Fenty needs to admit that we have a right to keep firearms in our homes and to carry them in public in Washington DC.

5/16/07: Birmingham, Alabama: Bank Robbery Witness Praised

From the article:

    Merriweather continued firing down the line of tellers, Chappell said, killing Sheila Prevo. Customers and employees ran for cover.

    At the counter, Merriweather demanded money and keys. No one is sure whether that demand came before or after he fired his gun, or if it was during the barrage.

    Merriweather then dashed behind the counter and grabbed teller LaToya Freeman by the hair and ordered her to open the vault. Another teller, Anita Gordon, tried to protect her co-worker, but Merriweather turned and shot Gordon in the face and neck. Freeman fell to the floor, leaving some of her hair in Merriweather's grip. Merriweather fired shots at Freeman, blowing off the tip of her right index finger.

    Amid the rampage, Chappell and at least one other customer fled the bank.

    Chappell was carrying his own gun, for which he has a concealed weapon permit. He took cover by his sport utility vehicle just outside the front doors, drew his weapon and waited.

The actions of this CHL holder make him a true hero. His actions saved lives, and prevented a violent felon from escaping.

5/15/07: Cleveland, Ohio: Boy Accused Of Taking Gun To School On House Arrest

From the article:

    A 16-year-old boy charged with taking a loaded gun into Glenville High School is on home detention.

When are we finally going to allow our teachers and school staff to carry firearms to protect themselves and the students? Thankfully, this incident did not turn into another school shooting.

5/15/07: National: Bloomberg Poised For Third-Party Campaign

From the article:

    New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is prepared to spend an unprecedented $1 billion of his own $5.5 billion personal fortune for a third-party presidential campaign, personal friends of the mayor tell The Washington Times.

Thats just what we need, another anti-gunner running for president. The 2008 elections don't look good with the top two republican candidates, the top two democrat candidates, and now a possible third party candidate all being extremely anti-gun.

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