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Articles About Guns and the Village
Local resident T (who preferred to be anonymous to protect her family’s privacy) knew something was happening with her son when at 15 he was suddenly having trouble sleeping and began spending much time alone. The eccentric behavior quickly intensified, she said, and soon R began knocking on people’s doors singing Christmas carols and dressing in a suit to look for a job. That year R began home schooling and taking medication for depression and psychosis.
The rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14 has caused school communities across the country to reassess the safety of their buildings and their ability to respond to violent threats and crises, especially those related to an active shooter.
How popular are guns in this area? How do Ohio’s laws affect our gun scene? Can guns be owned safely by law-abiding citizens? Or are new gun laws needed in Ohio to protect its citizens from gun accidents and gun-wielding criminals?
While gun rights advocates and gun control advocates both see a correlation between guns and violence, they have come to opposite conclusions.