Columbus, OH Loses Money

Columbus, Ohio recently voted to ban the ownership of semi-automatic firearms in its city limits. That doesn't seem like a good idea. It has prompted the National Rifle Associate to cancel a planned member's meeting in that city in 2007 (NRA EVP Wayne LaPierre):

The NRA is not coming to Columbus in 2007. The convention is cancelled because last week your City Council unanimously voted to revoke the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens in Columbus by banning perfectly legal firearms.

The NRA press release goes on to point out that NRA members and convention business would have brought twenty million dollars of revenue to the Columbus area.

I should include the obvious comment that policy decisions like the city council's don't make citizens any more or less safe, so I wonder what they did hope to accomplish other than a political stink.

Josh Poulson

Posted Monday, Jul 18 2005 10:14 AM

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There are 2 comments on this entry.

Well, I'm sure criminals will think ywice before breaking that ordinance :->

Les Coles

Posted Monday, Jul 18 2005 11:55 PM

Sigh... as if banning firearms is going to do anything beyond create more crime?

the psy chick

Posted Tuesday, Jul 19 2005 10:26 AM

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