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Officials debate tighter gun laws in Ohio

September 23, 2019


THE IDEA OF EXPANDING BACKGROUND
CHECKS AND ESTABLISHING A RED
FLAG LAW IN OHIO IS NOT EXACTLY
A SPEEDING BULLE
IT’S MORE LIKE A LONG, ARCING
TRAJECTORY THROUGH THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. THE GOVERNOR IS TRYING TO STRIKE
A BALANCE.>>MAKE SURE THAT THE BILL THAT
WE PRESENT TO THE LEGISLATURE
PASSES CONSTITUTIONAL MUSTER
THAT PROTECTS PEOPLE’S
CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. BUT, THERE’S A REAL NEED OUT
THERE EXPRESSED BY MANY FAMILIES
TO GET SOME HELP
JOHN: IN THE WAKE OF THE MASS
SHOOTING IN DAYTON, THE PUSH FOR
A RED FLAG LAW HAS INTENSIFIED. BUT, STATE REPRESENTATIVE BILL
SEITZ IS AMONG THOSE WHO COMMEND
THE GOVERNOR FOR ENSURING DUE
PROCESS, PROVIDING NOTICE, THE
OPPORTUNITY FOR A HEARING AND A
COURT-APPOINTED ATTORNEY IF NEEDED. BUT, SEITZ AGREES WITH JON
VILLING, A FIREARMS EXPERT AT
TARGET WORLD. THAT THERE ARE HOLES IN THE
17-POINT PLAN.>>THERE ISN’T ANYTHING SET IN
STONE WITH HOW THE PROCESS IS
GOING TO WORK. JOHN: VILLING IS OPPOSED TO
EXPANDING THE BACKGROUND CHECK
PROCESS, SAYING ESSENTIALLY
PERSONAL TRANSACTIONS ARE JUST
THAT, PERSONAL. HE NOT ONLY SEES RED FLAG AS A
SLIPPERY SLOPE, BUT AS A
POTENTIAL INVITATION TO
MISCHIEF.>>YOU KNOW, IF SOMEBODY’S UPSET
AT SOMETHING AND THEY SAY
SOMETHING MAYBE OFF-COLOR ON
FACEBOOK, WELL ONE OF THEIR
FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK COULD SCREEN
SHOT, SCREEN SHOOT THE CONVERSATION OR THE POSTING ON
FACEBOOK AND THEN CALL THE
POLICE WHERE THAT GUY WAS JUST
LETTING OFF STEAM, HE’S NOT
GOING TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT I
JOHN: GUN RIGHTS GROUPS ARE ALIGNING AGAINST THE DEWINE PLAN
BY EMAIL, TEXT AND VOICE MAIL.>>WELL, I’M HEARING FROM PEOPLE
WHO ARE CONCERNED BUT THEY
HAVEN’T REALLY SEEN OUR
PROPOSAL. JOHN: REPUBLICANS WHO PRIZE THE
SECOND AMENDMENT CONTROL THE
OHIO GENERAL ASSEMBLY. GETTING ENOUGH OF THEM ON BOARD
COULD BE A HEAVY LIFT. ON EXPANDED CHECKS, THEY WONDER
ABOUT EXCEPTIONS. QUESTION HOW IT CAN BE ENFORCE
MAY I — THEY ARE WAR

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  1. ———- Forwarded message ———

    Date: Wed, Sep 18, 2019, 11:07 PM
    Subject: Gun Stats

     

    ADD Carefully……EXCELLENT! STATS ON GUN VIOLENCE Interesting statistics! This jives with the research of Prof. Lott at the University of Chicago, who is a noted expert on gun laws and stats.
     
    Here are some facts. 1. There are 30,000 gun related deaths per year by firearms, and this number is not disputed. The U.S. population is 324,059,091 as of June 22, 2016. 2. Do the math: 0.00925% of the population dies from gun related actions each year. Statistically speaking, this is insignificant! What is never told, however, is a breakdown of those 30,000 deaths, to put them in perspective as compared to other causes of death:
     
    1. 65% of those deaths are by suicide, which would never be prevented by gun laws. 2. 15% are by law enforcement in the line of duty and justified. 3. 17% are through criminal activity, gang and drug related or mentally ill persons – better known as gun violence. 4. 3% are accidental discharge deaths.
     
    So technically, “gun violence” is not 30,000 annually, but drops to 5,100. Still too many? Now let's look at how those deaths spanned across the nation. · 480 homicides (9.4%) were in Chicago · 344 homicides (6.7%) were in Baltimore · 333 homicides (6.5%) were in Detroit · 119 homicides (2.3%) were in Washington D.C. (a 54% increase over prior years) So basically, 25% of all gun crime happens in just 4 cities. All 4 of those cities have strict gun laws, so it is not the lack of law that is the root cause.
     
    This basically leaves 3,825 for the entire rest of the nation, or about 75 deaths per state. That is an average because some States have much higher rates than others. For example, California had 1,169 and Alabama had 1.
     
    Now, who has the strictest gun laws by far? California, of course, but understand, it is not guns causing this. It is a crime rate spawned by the number of criminal persons residing in those cities and states. So, if all cities and states are not created equal, then there must be something other than the tool causing the gun deaths.
     
    Are 5,100 deaths per year horrific? How about in comparison to other deaths? All death is sad and especially so when it is in the commission of a crime but that is the nature of crime. Robbery, death, rape, assaults are all done by criminals. It is ludicrous to think that criminals will obey laws. That is why they are called criminals. But what about other deaths each year?
     
    40,000+ die from a drug overdose–THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THAT! · 36,000 people die per year from the flu, far exceeding the criminal gun deaths.

     
    34,000 people die per year in traffic fatalities(exceeding gun deaths even if you include suicide).
     
    Now it gets good: 200,000+ people die each year (and growing) from preventable medical errors. You are safer walking in the worst areas of Chicago than you are when you are in a hospital! 710,000 people die per year from heart disease. It’s time to stop the double cheeseburgers! So, what is the point?
     
    If the anti-gun movement focused their attention on heart disease, even a 10% decrease in cardiac deaths would save twice the number of lives annually of all gun-related deaths (including suicide, law enforcement, etc.).
     
    A 10% reduction in medical errors would be 66% of the total number of gun deaths or 4 times the number of criminal homicides. Simple, easily preventable 10% reductions! So, you have to ask yourself, in the grand scheme of things, why the focus on guns?
     
    It’s pretty simple:
     
    Taking away guns gives control to governments. The founders of this nation knew that regardless of the form of government, those in power may become corrupt and seek to rule as the British did by trying to disarm the populace of the colonies. It is not difficult to understand that a disarmed populace is a controlled populace.
     
    Thus, the second amendment was proudly and boldly included in the U.S. Constitution. It must be preserved at all costs. So, the next time someone tries to tell you that gun control is about saving lives, look at these facts and remember these words from Noah Webster: 
     
    “Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed.”

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