Blogger Rose Petsche says she is disappointed Rob Portman voted "no" on the bi-partisan background check bill. Are you?
Friday, April 19, 2013
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Patch corresponded with Kent Police Capt. Paul Canfield to find out more on the rising prices of guns and ammo, and how it affects the local police department.
The aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting has led to a push for stricter gun control laws, which, in turn, has caused U.S. consumers to buy and stockpile guns and ammunition that may one day be unavailable or illegal. Given the higher demand, prices on guns and ammunition have risen, and local police departments aren't immune to these economic trends. However, it's not just the Newtown, Conn., massacre or recent legislative proposals that have affected prices and backlogged orders; so to find out more on the issue, Patch corresponded via email with Kent Police Capt. Paul Canfield. Here's what he had to say: Kent Patch: Is the Kent Police Department paying more for ammunition following the Sandy Hook tragedy? Paul Canfield: …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Students at Kent State University asked local politicians for their thoughts on the national gun debate
It seems many local Ohio politicans have little interest informing their constituents about their stance on gun control policies. Journalism students at Kent State University recently asked 16 Ohio politicians — every member of Ohio's Congressional House delegation — for a simple "yes" or "no" response to four questions about gun policies. Only one, Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, responded to all four questions. Others, like Congressman Tim Ryan, issued statements in response to the query but did not respond directly to the questions, which were: Click here to see how your Congressional House representative reacted to the questions. Karl Idsvoog, the Kent State professor whose class quizzed the Ohio members of Congress, said the students were…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
President Barack Obama presented a wide-reaching proposal for the country’s gun control policies on Wednesday.
President Barack Obama presented a comprehensive gun control proposal to the country on Wednesday, about one month after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. The Huffington Post reports that the proposal includes four major sections, focusing on topics like law enforcement, mental health, school safety and the availability of dangerous weapons. Many of these measures would require congressional action and could cost up to $500 million. The president also announced more than 20 executive orders that can go into effect immediately, the New York Times reports. These include having the attorney general review the categories of people who are not allowed to have guns, reviewing safety standards for gun locks and safes and providing training …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Despite a renewed debate about guns in the wake of the Aurora, Colo., Northeast Ohio Democratic Insiders are divided on whether gun control could be a winning issue for Democrats this November.
Despite the renewed debate over gun control since the mass murder in Aurora, Colo., Northeast Ohio Democrats are mixed on whether the issue can be a winning one for their party this Fall. In Patch's latest survey of influential party members in Northeast Ohio, Democratic insiders were mixed on whether gun control was a battle worth fighting. About half said they thought the issue could galvanize the state's Democrats in November, but the other half also said that would be bad politics considering the strength of pro-gun interest groups and the overall acceptance of guns by Ohioans. "Gun control is bad politics in Ohio," said one insider who responded to the survey. "Only three Ohio Governors in the forty years since Kent State have been …