BFA Chad D. Baus wrote:
"Perhaps now we know why police officer Daniel Harless thought it was acceptable behavior to unleash his violent, profanity-laced tirade on a concealed handgun license-holder in Canton, Ohio, saying "People like you don't deserve to @#$%#$ move throughout public. Period!" before threatening to murder the CHL-holder."
"Canton City Council President Allen Schulman has unleashed his own version of that same tirade against law-abiding concealed handgun license-holders. After explaining that he would not be making any comments about the deplorable behavior of Harless, which were exposed on the dash cam video that has been seen across the country,"
Schulman said this:
"I did want to make a comment, uh, reflecting the out of town emails that we have all received from people who do not live in this community, do not know out police, do not know the firefighters, do not know our public servants, our employees, know nothing about the City of Canton. But because a video went viral on the Internet they're excu - excoriating the City of Canton out of this particular incident. And they're excoriating our police force, its conduct, and our city. I take very strong exception to what I've read, uh, what I've heard, from out-of-towners, uh, making comments about our city."
"This is, in my judgement, a symptom of this arming, literally the arming of our population, with handguns, and the flooding of handguns into our communities."
Mr. Baus comment: "Got that? Allen Schulman believes the violence and profanity-laced tirade from one of his city's police officers, who told a CHL-holder he "shoulda taken two steps back, pulled my Glock 40, and just put ten bullets in your ass and let you drop" is the fault of the Second Amendment, and not the angry cop."
This Canton City Council President then continues with:
"Um, the - these laws that allow our citizens to carry a concealed weapon at a university, in a school, in a bar where liquor is served, in automobiles in the worst part of our, uh, neighborhoods, whether it's high crime, drugs, prostitution, and somebody is packing a Ruger at 1:30 in the morning? That's not acceptable in our society. And I told one caller who called me from Phoenix, Arizona yesterday, who complained abour our police and this particular incident, I said to him 'You want to know something, my friend? You can blame our city, but you're next. Because as long as these laws permit people to carry weapons under the worst of circumstances, and in the worst situations, there is, there are deaths waiting to happen - either police officers or citizens who think by arming themselves they're somehow safe. So my only remarks tonight are designed to those out of town people who are complaining about our police department and our city. Believe me, if you allow the kind of carry and conceal weapons laws that are in existence in Ohio and are all over the United States you're gonna have the same problems over and over again, and death will result."
It amazes me that with Canton's high crime rate (Like Akron - where I work and live) the Mr. Schulman opposes the legal exercise of the right to bear arms for self-defense, a right specifically recognized in the Ohio Constitution, which says "The people have the right to bear arms for their defense and security."
Schulman continues and ends with this:
"Finally, just for those people who are going to say that I am against guns: I am not against weapons, I am not against handguns, I am not against people that hunt with weapons. But we all should believe in common sense, reasonable gun control laws that don't allow this kind of thing to happen at 1:30 in the morning in a crime-ridden neighborhood with prositution and drugs, when we sit every week and listen to our citizens step forward saying 'we want to be protected.' We, we are being protected. And I know the police department, the safety director and the mayor will investigate this throughly, and that's one of the benefits of having a video that allows our citizens to have some transparency as to what happens in these stops. But these laws are completely insane."
So this guy believe that all that is needed to prevent a Canton police officer from threatening to "pull my gun and stick it to your head" and then execute a person just because he holds a liscense to carry a concealed weapon.
Just remember that the police are there to protect and serve!!!????
This is why I carry every day and all the time!!!!!