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    Change from feel good to something that works


    Editor, News Journal:

    During the last two weeks we saw two very public shootings. The first, in an Omaha mall ended as these seem wont to do these days — after taking a number of lives, the shooter took his own life.

    The police, whose response time was fairly decent, still didn’t arrive until six minutes after the first shot was fired. The mall should have been safe. After all, they have “No Weapons” signs posted. Of course, only law abiding citizens obey those signs. If they worked, we could simply put up “No Murder,” “No Burglary,” “No Robbery” signs and life would be good.

    The second shooting — a two-part shooting shooting, if you will — ended a bit differently. After taking some lives at one location, the shooter moved on to a second location. By all accounts, given his armament and ammunition loadout, he was prepared to take many, many lives there. Once inside the church, things changed dramatically from the Omaha scenario.

    A legally-armed citizen engaged the shooter and saved countless lives. There has been — and will continue to be — lots of “qualifiers” put out by the main-stream media about the good Ms. Assam. The bottom line, though, is she is a private citizen with a concealed carry license that saved lives. That fact will be minimized.

    Sadly, in Ohio, we lean more toward Omaha in our treatment of this topic. Many malls post “No Weapons” signs. Should a CHL holder choose to enter armed anyway they are now the criminal (albeit a misdemeanor). Further, carrying in a church in Ohio, whether posted or not is illegal unless one has specific permission to do so — and it’s a felony.

    Won’t it be a shame when more lives are lost because an armed citizen obeyed the law by disarming before entering — or going somewhere else? We need to change these “feel-good” laws to something that works.

    KIM D. CAMPBELL

    Coordinator for Ohioans For Concealed Carry

    Wilmington

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    Great job. short and to the point. Of course, this does not fit the liberal agenda.

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    color of law wrote:
    this does not fit the liberal agenda.
    What agenda? Haven't you heard the catch phrases? "Fair and Balanced", "Report the news; respect the facts", etc. The media even has a "no spin zone". What a load of bull!

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