Skip to comments.Akron mothers get concealed handgun licenses in response to rising crime
Posted on 02/23/2021 3:37:03 AM PST by COBOL2Java
From the article:
Overall, the city of Akron reported 50 homicides last year, a 52% increase from 2019. Police statistics show gun-related crimes are up even more--78%. This comes even as police seized over 940 guns.According to the article, the gun training program is the idea of Rev. Roderick Pounds of the Second Baptist Church. As crime rose over the summer, he helped 386 mothers obtain their concealed handgun license.
Experts blame the rise in violence on the effects of COVID-19, primarily unemployment and crippling police budgets. It's why Quishelle Shelton visits an Akron-area shooting range, and she’s not alone, representing one of more than 300 mothers being trained by a local pastor to legally carry a gun.
"I feel a lot safer, honestly," Shelton, a single mother of three teenaged daughters, said. "The need to protect is what I do every single day. I protect and survive every day by keeping them out of the streets and out of the violence."
Pounds told WKRC he recognizes the irony in arming women with guns amid all the gun violence, but also said his work reflects the reality of life in the black community.
"You have more gun violence in the black community but less training in the black community," Pounds said. "That’s why I made an effort as a pastor, in spite of the criticism."
Video at website...
It's too bad more people don't understand that good guys with guns makes everyone safer, not less safe.
When the American auto industry ruled the world, Akron was the tire capital. Michiganders would joke: "If you need to measure the earth's temperature, place the thermometer in Akron. They didn't mean an oral thermometer.
Things likely got even worse when tire manufacturing moved off shore. Like much of the rust belt, good jobs increase security and joblessness makes it worse. It's good to see good people taking control of their own communities.
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Nice job Reverend and Ladies.
Their boyfriends/husbands should probably behave themselves going forward.😉
All these new gun owners better wake up to the reality of our RAT infestation.
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Akron mothers get concealed handgun licenses in response to rising crime
Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 7:00AM FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021 | Chad D. Baus
Posted on 2/23/2021, 6:37:03 AM by COBOL2Java
Akron Mothers, is that a local gang?
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