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Check foxnews.com... a small picinic turned into this... ugh!
The small town of Oberlin, Ohio is preparing for a big fight over a change in its law that would permit people to carry weapons in local parks, in accordance with a state statute.
The change will have to be made over the opposition of many residents and the City Council.
"I'm not in favor of any of this,'' Council President Ron Rimbert told the Plain Dealer. "No one on Council is. But we need to get this passed. We have a responsibility to our citizens that we don't get caught up in any litigation. In Oberlin, we're protective of our family and friends. But this is a state law.''
An Ohio law passed in 2006 permits people to carry guns in most public places, including public parks. Oberlin's ordinance prohibiting the carrying of guns in parks has been on the books since 1998. No one seems to have noticed the discrepancy until Brian Kuzawa, from neighboring Ashland County, contacted the town's police chief on August 2.
In other words, the Town of Oberlin is throwing a hissy fit over having to comply with state law.
Being Oberlin, there is every reason that they truely believe that horses will faint, women will stampede, and blood will flow over the curbstones once someone wears a handgun into a town park - in spite of the documented evidence that such did not happen when Kuzawa and his wife showed up.
It's the "I have a right not to feel uncomfortable" argument. But it's strange how they have managed to stop feeling uncomfortable about free blacks, or Mormons, or Jews, or ice cream peddlers on Sunday, and a whole lot of other things they used to have laws against, without the world coming to a crashing halt.
"He'll regret it to his dying day....if ever he lives that long."----The Quiet Man
Because stupidity isn't a race, and everybody can win.
"No matter how much contempt you have for the media in all this, you don't have enough"
We're doing it again on Sunday. Out-of-Staters are welcome to join us. I'm coming from Fairborn, about three hours away. How far are you willing to drive to get there?
Anyone from Alabama want to see how Ohio does things?
Last edited by eye95; 09-09-2013 at 11:10 AM.
Can a MOD please edit the title of this thread? I started it while exhausted from the last couple day's activism... it DOESN'T meet TOS... Or should I just start a new thread?