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DeWine to propose stricter gun sentences

Published: Mon, April 29, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

DeWine to propose stricter gun sentences


Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and state Sen. Jim Hughes, R-Columbus, are scheduled to announce legislation today aimed at decreasing violent gun crimes in Ohio.

The Violent Career Criminal Act proposes longer prison sentences for certain repeat offenders convicted of a crime involving a firearm. The bill also would change prison terms for some repeat offenders convicted of gun specifications.

‘Homework Express’ nominated for Emmy


The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced that Youngstown State University’s “Homework Express” has been nominated for the 2013 Emmy Award in the Children/ Youth Program/Special category.

The Lower Great Lakes Chapter includes television stations and professional media organizations in Cleveland, Toledo, Indianapolis, Youngstown, Erie and other cities.

The awards will be announced at the 44th Annual Emmy Awards celebration June 1 at Windows on the River in Cleveland.

Host of the awards show is Mike Polk, a Cleveland-based writer and comedian whose Internet videos have garnered more that 60 million views on YouTube alone.

Unity in Community


Warriors Inc. will host its ninth annual Unity in the Community Parade from 10 to 11:30 a.m. May 18.

The parade will begin at Midlothian Boulevard and Market Street and end at the Old South High Field House, 1148 Erie St.

After the parade, a “family and friends” day will be at the field house from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information from businesses and organizations, entertainment, dancing, a bounce-around, crafts and refreshments will be available at the event.

The event is sponsored by Eagles Christian Preschool.

For information, contact Wendy Robinson at 330-783-5440.

NE Ohio Safety Ride


The organization Safe Communities to Increase Motorcycle Safety Awareness will have its eighth annual Northeast Ohio Safety Ride at 10 a.m. May 18 at Harley-Davidson Bike Town, 5700 Interstate Blvd.

Another starting point is the Ashtabula County Fairgrounds, Poplar Street, Jefferson.

Ending point is the Cortland Moose Lodge, 6400 state Route 46 NE, Cortland.

Registration begins at 10 a.m., and the ride begins at 11. Cost is $10 for a single rider in advance, $15 day of the event.

Each passenger costs $5.

Preregister by May 4 at 216-387-9392.


1dmacker(485 comments)posted 3 years ago

I commend these men for their work in at last addressing some of the real issues that will impact firearm related violent crime.
Universal registration is just a step toward gun registration. The government would have you believe this is not the case and that the records would be destroyed.
However, if no records are kept of gun show and internet transactions how would they know that a background check had been done in connection with these firearm transfers?
For dealer purchased firearms the dealer 4473 records reflect that a background check was done. What would show it done on a gun show or internet transaction?
The few criminals who attempt to purchase guns through licensed dealers and are caught are not being prosecuted. The remaining criminals steal or have a friend or relative buy them a gun. Both are against existing Federal law.
So why is the government trying so hard to create a record of all firearms transactions?

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2dmacker(485 comments)posted 3 years ago

In the above comment I meant to say "universal background check" instead of universal registration.
Of course in my opinion they are both the same thing.
To settle for the universal background checks instead of meaningful programs that treat the dangerously mentally ill and enforcing laws that punish those criminals who misuse firearms is to do little of nothing. it amounts to more burden on the law abiding public and does nothing to prevent the tragedies of late.

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