The Columbus (OH) debacle.

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    The Columbus (OH) debacle.

    I wonder if Mayor Daly is in cahoots with the powers that be in Columbus - seems they know little about the constitution.

    http://www.gopusa.com/news/2005/july...hio_guns.shtml


    Columbus City Leaders Standing By Gun Ban
    By Susan Jones
    CNSNews.com Senior Editor
    July 19, 2005

    (CNSNews.com) -- Gun control advocates in Columbus, Ohio, accuse the
    National Rifle Association of trying to "bully" them, and they say they will
    stand firmly in support of a gun ban -- even though it will cost the city
    millions of dollars in lost business.

    Second Amendment supporters hope the gun ban may also cost city council
    members their jobs come election time.

    The NRA announced on Monday that it would take its 2007 convention business
    elsewhere now that Columbus has passed a citywide ban on semi-automatic
    weapons.

    "Let me say, that we are not for sale; and we're going to stand by this;
    they won't hold us hostage," said Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman on Monday.

    City officials insist the semi-automatic weapons ban -- which follows the
    expiration of a similar federal ban last September -- will make Columbus
    safer.

    But the National Rifle Association's Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre
    said the ban gives law-abiding Columbus residents less freedom and fewer
    rights than citizens who live outside the city limits.

    City Councilman Mike Mentel, who proposed the semi-automatic weapons ban,
    called the NRA's announcement a "ruse" and questioned the group's motives in
    backing out of the convention, when it has known since last December that
    Columbus was considering a semi-automatic weapons ban.

    "What changed is they actually carried through and passed this ridiculous
    proposal," LaPierre said on Monday.

    A defensive Councilman Mentel said the gun ban contains an exemption for gun
    collectors, but Second Amendment supporters are concerned about the gun ban
    itself - not the exemptions.

    A Columbus television station reported the Columbus convention center is now
    in talks with four other conventioneers that combined, would bring in about
    as much money as the NRA would have done on its own.

    Standing with police

    Michael Barnes, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence,
    praised Columbus officials for passing "sensible restrictions" on
    semi-automatic weapons, and he urged city leaders to "stand tough for public
    safety."

    "What the NRA's leader said to the people of Columbus...is, 'Let us set
    public policy, or we won't visit your city.' That must never be the
    agreement in a civilized democracy," Barnes said.

    Barnes said Columbus residents should be proud of their leaders for "proving
    the city will stand with the police and won't back down from bullies."

    The Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, a group that lobbied for passage of
    the Columbus gun ban ordinance, said it is "astonished" by the NRA's
    "retaliation."

    The group says the ordinance to "regulate assault weapons" was intended to
    "protect the safety" police officers and Columbus families.

    "It is astonishing that the extremist leadership of this organization thinks
    it can bully and intimidate local lawmakers and municipalities that are
    working to reduce gun violence and address the threat of assault weapons on
    our streets," said Toby Hoover, executive director of the Ohio Coalition
    Against Gun Violence.

    "We applaud the city of Columbus for standing up to the extremist leadership
    of this organization and hope their courage becomes an example to other
    communities and lawmakers," said Hoover.

    Likewise, Sue Ann Schiff, executive director of the Legal Community Against
    Violence, said Columbus "has the right to decide what regulation it needs to
    keep the community safe from gun violence."

    The LCAV also applauded the city "for refusing to be bullied and for
    choosing to save lives rather than be intimidated by the NRA."

    Those two gun control groups point to a study by the Violence Policy Center,
    a gun control group, which found that between 1998 and 2001, one out of
    every five law enforcement officers slain in the line of duty was killed by
    an assault weapon.
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    Those two gun control groups point to a study by the Violence Policy Center, a gun control group, which found that between 1998 and 2001, one out of every five law enforcement officers slain in the line of duty was killed by
    an assault weapon.
    What BULL$H1T ! Kleck's and Lott's research show that assault rifles play such a SMALL part in criminal shootings its not funny. I'd love to see where these nutjobs got their numbers from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the-fly
    What BULL$H1T ! Kleck's and Lott's research show that assault rifles play such a SMALL part in criminal shootings its not funny. I'd love to see where these nutjobs got their numbers from.
    They got them where those people ALWAYS get their statistics, out of thin air!!!
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    Columbus Ohio

    They have no numbers...they need no statistics. They don't want statistics. All they REALLY WANT is for people to get killed with GUNS so that hey can further their agenda...which is NO GUNS FOR ANYBODY.

    So...let them do without NRA Dollars & continue to wallow in their own stupidity. They could have had NRA convention dollars PLUS 4 other conventions. Lord only knows Ohio could use the money.
    These Lib-Left Anti-Gun Brady-Heads can spin any situation to their media advantage. The are really accomplished professional liars. Facts mean NOTHING at all to them.

    Here in Pennsylvania we have our own GOV. Rendell to keep a watchful eagle eye on.
    He uses our Historic Pennsylvania State Constitution for Toilet Paper.

    If I owned firearms and lived in Columbus, Ohio I would move out.
    Get all the legit gun owners in Columbus to move elsewhere & see how much their crime rate goes DOWN???
    Colunbus is going to be a dead wasteland in another decade anyway. Sell your home while you can still get some money for it.
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    What amazes me is that when you read parts of the story it sounds like they are blaming the NRA, like it's the NRA's fault they passed the law. Amazing!!
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    They must think the hardcore criminals will stop at the city limit sign because they can't take their illegally obtained weapon into town. Or, that the brotherhood of bad guys (Columbus Chapter) will have a semi-automatic firearm collection drive since they are now not allowed to have them. Never mind the good folks of Columbus will be unable to protect themselves as they see fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter
    They have no numbers...they need no statistics. They don't want statistics. All they REALLY WANT is for people to get killed with GUNS so that hey can further their agenda...which is NO GUNS FOR ANYBODY...
    I think you mean "...no guns for anybody except for the people THEY think should have guns..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Camjr
    They must think the hardcore criminals will stop at the city limit sign because they can't take their illegally obtained weapon into town.
    Yea...... Because that works SO well in Washington DC!
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