dngreer wrote:Chief Deputy Rick Perez of the Stark County Sheriff's Department said an individual collector can sell a gun to someone at a gun show without requiring a permit to carry concealed weapons or a background check.
"You can own a gun and even take it to the range without having a (carry-conceal) permit, as long as you don't have it loaded," he said. "As long as the ammunition and the weapon are separated and out of reach, you're not breaking the law."
What Rick Perez said is only partially true. If you are transporting the firearm in a vehicle without a permit, you are required to have it unloaded, but if you go to the range on foot, it is your constitutional right to open carry a loaded firearm to and from the range. I understand the majority of people would drive a vehicle to a range, but I am confident it is important to the Canton Repository to publish the entire truth.
I think the focus on the article in generaland specifically in the statement by Perez is simply on the transportation (to a range or gun show) of a firearm, excluding the method of transportation by carrying it (legally) on your person.
Of course, carrying (legally,CC orOC) a firearmto arange or show is one way to getit there. But hardly the most predominantway.
So, I don't see any substantial distortion or omission in the rather short article, given the context and focus of it.
I suspect you are right on, though, in suspecting that Perez said more than what he was quoted as saying. And that there istherefore,lack of acknowledgement of the carrying to the range/show method in the article.
Good letter to theCanton Repository raising the issue.