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 home invasion in a "safe" community to Cleveland's skyrocketing homicide rate, 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.

7/23/07: Strongsville, Ohio: Police: Intruder Assaults Teen Near Home

From the article:

    Strongsville police are investigating the assault of a 15-year-old girl by an intruder who broke into her home.

Also from the article:

    The teen reported that an intruder entered the home and ordered her into a nearby wooded area, where he assaulted her.

Home invasions can and do happen anywhere, even in affluent "safe" communities like Strongsville.

7/23/07: Lucas and Wood counties, Ohio: Local Police Agencies Looking For Information About Man Who’s Burglarized Dozens Of Area Homes

From the article:

    Area law enforcement officers are looking for a man who they say has burglarized about 40 homes in more than eight communities in Lucas and Wood counties and eluded police twice over the past three months, authorities said.

    The man enters through unlocked doors in the early hours when occupants are still asleep and spends no more than a couple of minutes inside, typically stealing wallets, purses, and car keys he then uses to steal a vehicle, Detective Michael Yunker, of Sylvania police, said.

How long before this scumbag starts preying on sleeping families? He has already broken into at least 40 homes and the police have been unable to stop him. This proves that you cannot count on the police to protect you. You must be capable of defending yourself and your family until the police arrive.

7/21/07: Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland Man Shot In The Head While Working On His Car

From the article:

    A 27-year-old Cleveland man died Friday about 5 p.m. from a gunshot wound to his head, said police spokesman Lt. Thomas Stacho.

More violent crime in the city that has declared war on law-abiding gun owners INSTEAD of violent criminals.

7/19/07: Cleveland, Ohio: Homicide Overnight On East 139th Street

From the article:

    A man was shot about 3 this morning in the 3600 block of East 139th Street.

Even more violent crime in the city that has declared war on law-abiding gun owners INSTEAD of violent criminals.

7/18/07: Washoe County: 3 Arrested In Obituary Burglaries

From the article:

    More than a dozen homes of deceased Washoe County residents were targeted in recent months by burglars who read the obituaries in a newspaper, police said Tuesday.

This wasn't supposed to happen.

Time and again, when told that publishing lists of gun owners (CHL-holders) would provide criminals lists of homes from which to steal guns, the media responded by saying that criminals just weren't smart enough to utilize the newspaper to premeditate their crimes or select their targets.

The Akron Beacon Journal has called it a "flimsy presumption", and Gannett News Columbus Bureau Chief Jim Siegel said warnings about the dangers of publishing the list of CHL-holders "elevate these criminals to a level of sophistication they very likely do not possess..." Even then-Attorney General Jim Petro called such a scenario "a stretch".



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7/16/07: Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland Homicides On Track To Top 2006's 119

From the article:

    Cleveland is on track for another record-setting deadly year, after a bloody weekend pushed the city's unofficial homicide total to 71.

    If slayings continue at this rate, more than 130 people will have died violently by year's end - beating last year's 119 homicides.

    Three people were killed early Sunday morning in unrelated shootings, and another person is being treated at MetroHealth Medical Center for stab and gunshot wounds.

Seems the good mayor's fight against LAW ABIDING gun owners isn't helping curb if that was a surprise.

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