I don't much care who has a “strong voice on the debate”. I
object, fervently, to your idea that law enforcement should have a veto power on
my inalienable rights. The very concept is obscene!
Every other jurisdiction in the country that has liberalized
carry laws has seen an immediate and significant drop in violent crime. You have
bought into a prediction of disaster. There are only a few justifications for
1. You are uninformed. For a Governor to remain uninformed on
this issue is, in my view, grossly negligent. If you are ignorant, read the book
"More Guns, Less Crime" by John Lott.
2. You are familiar with the track record (double digit drops in
violent crime rates), but hold the view that Ohio Citizens are more evil or
insane than the citizens of other States. I find that to be insulting, in the
3. You are evil. Even though you swore an oath to preserve and
protect the constitutions of Ohio and the United States, you are violating that
oath. Why, I leave up to the Criminal Psychologists...the desire for personal
power or wealth are likely suspects.
As for those Law Enforcement organizations that are against
Concealed Carry in Ohio...well they are ignorant, insulting, or evil.
I suppose there is a fourth possibility, but I don't believe you
are simply too stupid to “get it”; or are you?
Jon K. Walser
Columbus, OH 43212