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Heck, Even Rosie (if without her armed bodyguards) might change her mind if this happened to her.

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The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that State Representative Michael DeBose (D-Cleveland) is seeking an Ohio Concealed Handgun License after twice voting against the concealed carry laws that were passed in 2004.



Unfortunately, like many people, it took the survival of a violent attack for Rep. DeBose to understand the importance of the innate right guaranteed by the Ohio Constitution: "The people have the right to bear arms for their defense and security."



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The loud muffler on a car that slowly passed as he was finishing the walk caught his attention, though. When the car stopped directly in front of his house - three houses from where he stood - he knew there was going to be a problem.



"There was a tall one and a short one," DeBose said, sipping on a McDonald's milkshake and recounting the experience Friday.



"The tall one reached in his pocket and pulled out a silver gun. And they both started running towards me."



"At first I just backed up, but then I turned around and started running and screaming."

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Representative DeBose now realizes that:



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"I was wrong," he said Friday.



"I'm going to get a permit and so is my wife.



"I've changed my mind. You need a way to protect yourself and your family.



"I don't want to hurt anyone. But I never again want to be in the position where I'm approached by someone with a gun and I don't have one."



DeBose said he knows that a gun doesn't solve Cleveland's violence problem; it's merely a street equalizer.



"There are too many people who are just evil and mean-spirited. They will hurt you for no reason. If more people were packing guns, it might serve as a deterrent.
 

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Its sad that it takes a act of violance for people to see the truth.
 

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choochboost said:
Can you provide a link for this story?


I copied from a post on Combat Carry. I tried to find a link but only find the story. I'll keep looking. If anyone finds one before me - please post...
 

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Living just south of Cleveland, it definitely makes me sick to hear about things like this. On the other hand, he is fortunate to be alive to tell this horrifying story. Incidents like this will hopefully start to open the eyes of our officials. The people need a right to legally bear arms so those who don't obey the law at least have a reason to fear it. Ohio has already taken some good steps by extending the length of the permits, from 4 to 5 years, and by no longer necessitating permit holders to open carry in an automobile. Now if only alot of other states will begin the change.
 
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