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Old 02-08-2011, 02:00 PM   #1
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THE EDITOR'S COLUMN: Facts top feelings, change views on gun issues - morningjournal.com


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Old 02-08-2011, 03:24 PM   #2
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It's nice to see someone take a step back and actually use there eyes to see whats around them.

Maybe there is hope for civilization



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I wish he saw the light a bit sooner but better late than never. We certainly need more of him.

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Good to see the change of heart

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Originally Posted by Tom Skoch/Editor
As this newspaper’s Editorial Page editor in 2004, whenever I wrote a negative opinion piece about concealed carry, it got support from some readers who shared the same feeling, but it also got a flood of responses countering my arguments. The response from gun supporters was loud and spirited, to put it politely, and full of factual information. And the difference between opinion based on “feeling” and opinion based on fact, over time, made all the difference in changing my viewpoint.

The facts showed that concealed carry did not bring Ohio more crime, more bloodshed or a Wild West atmosphere. In fact, none of that has happened anywhere in the United States as legal concealed carry has become the rule rather than the exception in the state laws across the land.

Yes, in a perfect world, there would be no need for guns. But the world is not perfect, and never will be perfect. Two-legged predators will always be a threat to good citizens. The law forbids felons from possessing guns, but criminals ignore the law, so it is only proper that law-abiding people be allowed to possess and to carry a weapon if they meet the rules in the law.
Well, it's hard to argue with a well put forth column like that, especially when he admits to taking an anti gun position without knowing anything about weapons other than what he encountered by following a police beat.

If you only see/hear the negative, you will never have an objective view. This is apparently an exception that makes the rule possible.

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I'll take every convert we can get! People need to understand they are on their own when it comes to self defense!!

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Excellent and thought-provoking article. Bravo, Mr Skoch!

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Money quote...

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The facts showed that concealed carry did not bring Ohio more crime, more bloodshed or a Wild West atmosphere. In fact, none of that has happened anywhere in the United States as legal concealed carry has become the rule rather than the exception in the state laws across the land.


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