Guns Stolen from Unlocked Home

The following information was supplied by the Stow Police Department.

A 2000 block Conwill Road resident called Sept. 7 because he said someone stole his firearms sometime between Sept. 6 and 9.

Police said no force was used to enter the home. The 88-year-old man said several rifles were taken and a 12-gauge Winchester shotgun, valued at $425, was stolen.

Aggravated burglary is a first-degree felony, theft of firearms is a fifth-degree felony and larceny and criminal damaging is a second-degree misdemeanor, in this situation. 

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Jeff Mittiga September 10, 2012 at 09:55 PM
People that have firearms in their homes should get rid of them. Have them melted down before the criminals get them. Nothing good is going to come from keeping these weapons in your home.
Ed Fisher September 11, 2012 at 11:03 AM
Yeah, there's a great idea. We'll all melt down our weapons so that the home invaders will have an easier time preying on us. Why not make sure that only the criminals have guns so that they don't encounter any resistance as they turn us into victims. Exactly what world do you live in ?
Jeff Mittiga September 11, 2012 at 10:01 PM
The more guns we have in circulation, the worse the violence gets. Over 31,000 Americans are killed by guns per year. Only around 200 are legitimate self defense homicides. Of the 31,000 gun deaths, over 18,000 are suicides. Check the Brady Campaign website for verification of these statistics.
Ed Fisher September 11, 2012 at 10:19 PM
Depending on which statistics you read, there are anywhere from 200 to 350 MILLION firearms in the U.S. right now. They are not going to suddenly just go away. The reality is, they exist, and many in the hands of bad people. So, in light of that reality, I will remain well armed and will not be a victim. If you choose to turn your back on the reality of the world we live in, that's your choice. But don't attempt to make that choice for me.


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