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Unexpected violent crime hotspots have emerged throughout the United States, the latest salient reminder that violence doesn’t restrict itself to a few particular jurisdictions.

Cincinnati became one of the latest problem areas this weekend, with four homicides one night alone.

The violence coincides with ever more aggressive calls to defund the police following the death of George Floyd.

While Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) hasn’t endorsed that misguided movement, he did promote legislation in response to this weekend’s bloodshed that would curtail the right of law-abiding Ohioans to bear arms. (Journal-News)

An outbreak of gun violence in Cincinnati early Sunday killed four people, injured 14 in four separate incidents, and renewed calls for action statewide on gun violence which were first voiced a year ago after Dayton’s Oregon District shooting.

“Ohio must act,” Gov Mike DeWine said in a statement issues Sunday. “As more and more people are hurt and killed by gun violence, I am again urging Ohio’s legislature to pass our #STRONGOhio bill. This bill will help protect our citizens while also respecting the Second Amendment and due process rights.”

The Ohio STRONG Bill goes too far for many on the political right, including Bearing Arms’ Tom Knighton, who explains that far too little is known about this weekend’s tragedy in Cincinnati to make an informed decision:

In other words, we have absolutely no information to suggest that DeWine’s gun control proposals would have done a damn thing to stop this attack or not. Based on how effective gun control historically has been, I’d say it wouldn’t have done much.

However, that’s especially true for DeWine’s bill. It pushes non-mandatory background checks and increased penalties for gun crime, which may be all fine and good, as well as crisis intervention, but we don’t know whether this was a “crisis” kind of attack or if it was something else. DeWine is taking a page out of the Democrats’ playbook, though, and making a shooting all about his gun control bill.

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Lisa
Lisa
3 months ago

These stupid politicians, work on getting the illegal guns off the streets that’s the problem. I guess because most of them are in black neighborhoods and god forbid you go after them. Leave the legal guns owners alone we have followed the laws.

Last edited 3 months ago by Lisa
Mikey
Mikey
3 months ago
Reply to  Lisa

Stupid politicians?
You are suggesting there is some other kind?

Lisa
Lisa
3 months ago
Reply to  Mikey

All of the democrats are, DeWine and Romney to name a few but not all of them are stupid.

Glenn Lego
Glenn Lego
3 months ago
Reply to  Mikey

There is another kind. Kristi Noem of South Dakota for example.

CrustyOldGeezer
CrustyOldGeezer
3 months ago
Reply to  Mikey

yeah, there are politicians that can’t make the basic requirements for the STUPID label.

Mort
Mort
3 months ago

Sooo, this clueless dipwad thinks that CRIMINALS give a flip about his silly gun laws ? ? ?

Bama Bill
Bama Bill
3 months ago
Reply to  Mort

Why don’t they “Poll” the ones in prison? I’m sure they would “Tell the TRUTH”! Right! How stupid can you be and get elected? Writing words “Crafted” by lawyers in their “Language” which I have NEVER read any of, are going to stop “Criminals” from “Doing their Business”? Like write a letter to your 3 year old as to what the “Rules Are”! What an I D I O T !!!

Jim
Jim
3 months ago

I hope they never look at automobile deaths, they will want to take all of our cars and trucks.

Nonips
Nonips
3 months ago
Reply to  Jim

The democratics socialist communist atheists do want all cars trucks plane and cows they pollute