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Michael DeBose (D-Cleveland) Changes mind on CCW

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by FieroCDSP, May 15, 2007.

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  1. FieroCDSP

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    I picked this up on ohioccw.org. I think it's a revealing piece that those who realize their safety is on the line understand our 2A rights, and are likely to change their Anti ways.

    http://www.ohioccw.org/content/view/3873/83/

     
  2. 30 cal slob

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    I love it. Yet another politician who had to be personally affected in order to fully understand an issue. Newsflash: maybe "common sense" gun control isn't.

    I guess I can give him credit for changing his mind.
     
  4. romma

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    Wow! This needs to hit all the wires as an example of realization and an awakening to reality!
     
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    We had someone on the Board of Directors for Ohioans For Concealed Carry contact his office this morning and offer to train him, his wife, and any other interested legislators at cost (range time in the area).

    His office seemed receptive to the idea. :)
     
  6. Rumble

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    I'm sorry he had to see it personally for it to mean anything, but I commend him not only for changing his mind, but for avoiding weaseling on the reasons--he didn't say, "Well, as a public figure, I think it's legitimate," or "with a clear and immediate justification, I think exceptions could be made." He just said, "I was wrong."

    That's classy, in my book.
     
  7. Old Fuff

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    It's always nice when a big-city Democrat sees the light. Hopefully his story will make the rounds in the Ohio Statehouse. Now if he can convert some of his party members... :evil:
     
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    I am surprised he didn't demand body guards be provided at the taxpayer's expense.

    I compliment him on recognizing and assuming responsibility for his and his family's protection.
     
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    This is why Bloomberg, Pelosi and Feinstein, among others, will never change their view. They have millions to spend on all the private protection they could ever want. While they disarm us, they are at no risk of doing any of the bleeding that comes of their decisions. That is for us to do.

    Enjoy the cake, people, since there is no bread.
     
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    I'll give him this: It takes a man to admit that he ran away screaming...
     
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    When your lights are possibly about to be put out once and for all, why not scream if you want? I know with the couple of close calls I've had, I didn't scream, but would not blame someone for doing so if it gave them comfort or even thought it might help them somehow ..
     
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    This bears repeating!

    pax
     
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    I've been in gun debates on another forum and this one guy, real smart guy just doesn't see the need for guns. I told him I hope you never become one of those guys that are against guns until they've got one pointed at them and then decide to go out and buy a gun to not be afraid again.
     
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    An incredible testament from an immediate convert nonetheless. This is a classic example for debates with Antis we can use...

    Awesome cannon fodder!
     
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    I can totally understand that, and may have done the same in the same situation, but to admit it... That's all I'm saying. :rolleyes:
     
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    Somebody once said that a Republican is a Democrat who has been mugged.
     
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    another vote for the 2a!
     
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    DeBose is a socialist. Right after he cleans his jeans, he will be back to working on Anti Gun legislation.
    Oh don't get me wrong, HE wants a gun for HIMSELF , but he still won't trust an 'average citizen' to own a gun.
     
  19. Henry Bowman

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    Lots of them in Northern Ohio.

    Perhaps. But let's wait and see if he "back-slides." If he does, we will hold him accountable. This also may be the first step in a long journey of revelation for him.
     
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    Can't Carry a Policeman

    Looks like yet another person has learned that you might as well carry a gun, since you can't carry a policeman.
     
  21. romma

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    Let's wait and see... Plenty of folks (not necessarily politicians) have seen the light.
     
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    And it requires some nice letters and emails to the fella' to let him know how glad we are that he's safe, and how we respect his decision to vocally admit he was wrong.
     
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    -wipes tear from eye- that makes me so happy!

    and, I have another piece to use when discussing the topic with antis.

    sweet.
     
  24. Geronimo45

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    I think he gets it. A handful of people CCing may or may not reduce crime statewide - what it does do, most definitely, is give those people a way to fight back effectively.

    Glad he's seen the light - and very glad that he survived that attack.
     
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    DeBose's conversion was good, being a politician, but that would make a big difference.
     
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