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 another robbery at a CPZ (Criminal Protection Zone) to some poachers getting busted, 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.

1/23/07: Xenia, Ohio: Search For Armed Robber Continues

From the article:

    Xenia police said Monday they were still looking for the man who robbed at gunpoint clerks at a cash advance business in Xenia Towne Square Friday afternoon.

This store is a CPZ (Criminal Protection Zone), because it refuses to allow its customers to carry a concealed handgun for protection in their store. As alwys, the criminal was not deterred by a sign and and the law-abiding were victimized.

1/22/07: Plain Township, Ohio: Local Man Shot In Home Invasion

From the article:

    The Stark County Sheriff's Department is searching for two men involved in a home invasion and shooting in Plain Township.

Home Invasions do not only happen in big cities such as Cleveland. That is why it is important that we protect our right to defend our homes and lives.

1/22/07: Cleveland, Ohio: Deacon Shot, Carjacked Outside Church

From the article:

    Cleveland police said an 80-year-old man was carjacked, shot and pistol-whipped on the city's east side Sunday.

The gun-grabbers state that there is no need for anyone to carry a firearm while attending church services. However, criminal attacks can happen anywhere. For example, this 80-year-old Deacon was attacked outside of his church!

1/20/07: Cincinnati, Ohio: Politician Won't Face Charges In Gun Case

From the article:

    A prosecutor said Friday there will be no charges against a former congressional candidate who police said chased three men and carried an assault rifle.

    Police reports said Paul Hackett pursued three men whose car crashed into a fence outside his home and, while armed with an assault rifle, watched them until police arrived. Police in Indian Hill, an upscale suburb of Cincinnati, said they investigated Hackett's actions in the November incident and considered the matter closed.

The Buckeye Firearms Association first reported on this incident last week and it is nice to see that Hackett will not face charges.

1/19/07: National: Bennett—McConnell Amendment Passes Senate!

From the article:

    The U.S. Senate has voted 55-43 to accept an amendment to S.A. 3, the “Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act”, removing an onerous proposal that would have drastically limited the First Amendment rights of Americans in the political process. Offered by Sens. Robert Bennett (R-Utah) and Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the amendment removed Section 220 that would have forced ordinary citizens to register with the federal government as “lobbyists,” with all the attendant restrictions, costs, and penalties.

Victory! It looks like our freedom was protected, but it come under assault again. You can see how your Senator voted here!

1/17/07: Marion, Ohio: DNR Charges 5 With More Than 100 Counts In Alleged Poaching Ring

From the article:

    Anonymous tips to a state poaching line led to the arrest of five hunters accused of being part of a ring that illegally killed deer, turkeys, raccoons and a beaver.

    The men, all from Marion, are charged with more than 100 wildlife violations, making it the largest poaching case in central Ohio and possibly statewide, said Ken Fitz, district law enforcement supervisor for the Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Division.

Poachers take the sport out of hunting and makes all other hunters look bad. If you would like to report a poacher, call the state's the "Turn-in-a-Poacher" line, at 1-800-POACHER.

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