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 a woman raped at knifepoint to another home invasion, 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.

4/9/07: Columbus, Ohio: Man With Knife Rapes OSU Student

From the article:

    A 19-year-old Ohio State University student was robbed and raped at knifepoint Saturday night while walking near campus, Columbus police said.

Another violent crime committed in or near a criminal protection zone.

4/9/07: Cincinnati, Ohio: Cab Driver Shoots Alleged Assailant

From the article:

    Police said the cab driver told them he was dropping off a fare across from Veterans Hospital in the 3200 block of Vine Street when the man began assaulting him.

Yet another case of a firearm saving the life of a victim in Cincinnati.

4/9/07: Washington Court House, Ohio: Fayette Deputy Sentenced For Misconduct

From the article:

    Former deputies Ernest Jackson Jr. and Patricia Bailey are scheduled to stand trial this week on charges related to the serving of the protection order on former sheriff's auxiliary deputy John Bailey on Oct. 25.

    While serving the order, Olsen and Jackson allowed John Bailey to vandalize his estranged wife Lori Bailey's home before leaving, authorities said. Bailey caused more than $25,000 in damage, according to the sheriff's office.

    On Nov. 1, a week after he was served with the protection order, John Bailey kidnapped Lori Bailey from their baby sitter's house in Washington Court House and drove her to a barn in rural Fayette County, where he fatally shot her, then killed himself.

Just like we promised, the Buckeye Firearms Association is keeping you updated on this tragic story. This story is a perfect example of how the police and a paper restraining order cannot adequately protect you. It also is an example of how dereliction of duty by law enforcement officers can have tragic results for the citizens they are supposed to protect.

4/6/07: Rittman, ohio: Elderly Man Fights Off Robber

From the article:

    An elderly man in Wayne County refused to become a victim. He used quick thinking and a loaded pistol to catch a man who broke into his home.

Thanks to a firearm, this elderly man was able to protect himself and his property.

4/6/07: Twin Falls, Idaho: Help Keep Idaho's Oldest Gun Shop Alive!

From the article:

    On March 21 of this year, we alerted our readers to the BATFE's campaign to run Red's Trading Post -- Idaho's oldest gun shop -- out of business.

Find out what you can do to help save Idaho's oldest gun shop.

4/5/07: Readington, New Jersey: FBI: Agent Killed, Suspects Didnt' Fire

From the article:

    The FBI says an agent killed during an encounter with bank robbery suspects in New Jersey today was apparently killed by another agent's "accidental discharge."

The Buckeye Firearms Association would like to send our prayers and condolences to Agent Bush's family. Please remember to keep your finger off of the trigger and listen to all safety rules....especially in high stress situations.

4/4/07: Dayton, Ohio: Man Dies Protecting His Family From Intruders

From the article:

    Police said three men broke into an apartment on Harold Drive, held the victim and his children at gunpoint and then killed the 52-year-old man as he tried to defend his family.

The Buckeye Firearms Association would like to send our prayers and condolences to the victim's family. This incident may have turned out differently if the victim, or one of his family members, had a firearm at the time of this home invasion.

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