2015: Ohio Sheriffs: Get your Concealed Carry Permits

Dayton’s WHIO (AM 1290) is reporting that two Ohio county sheriffs took to Twitter in the hours after news of the attack in San Bernadino, CA to urge Ohioans to obtain concealed handgun licenses. Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones in a Twitter exchange called on people to get a conceal and carry permit. “I have said it in the past and I said it (Wednesday) , people should get their conceal and carry permit and carry a gun where permitted. You don’t want to be that person hiding under the desk or in a closet waiting for someone to come rescue you. It may be too late.” Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer agrees. “I encourage all law-abiding citizens to get Conceal Carry Permits,” he said. “I think it’s so important that we’re turning around the permits in 24 hours. We have to arm ourselves and protect ourselves because they’re […] Read More

2015: Why Aren’t We Using This Gun Technology That Could Save Hundreds of Children’s Lives?

Every year in the U.S., more than 7,000 children and teenagers are involved in shooting accidents. 3,000 of them die. Every year in the United States, over 7,000 children and teenagers are involved in shooting accidents. 3,000 of them die. These numbers—taken from a recent study by the journal Pediatrics—are horrific, but they’re unlikely to change any time soon. Children have access to guns in their own homes, in the homes of their friends and families, and even, in some states, at shooting ranges. More than one-third of all U.S. households have guns, and a study published in the Journal of Trauma found that “children 5-14 years old were more likely to die from unintentional firearm injuries, suicides and homicides if they lived in states with more rather than fewer guns.” Put simply: access and exposure to firearms increase the chances that a kid or teen will be involved […] Read More