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    Toledo police layoffs leading to gun buying

    Toledo police layoffs leading to gun buying

    TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - The first round of Toledo police layoffs, in which 75 officers were let go, may already be having an affect on gun ownership.

    "I just don't feel safe with the amount they're laying off," says Jonna Ewing. "I think it's going to be a longer respond time."

    She is spending the day at a conceal carry class. She's been thinking of getting a gun for awhile, but feels now's the time due to the recent layoffs.

    She's not alone. Case in point, someone in Jonna's class wears one those infamous police t-shirts: "I called 911 and all I got was this lousy garbage can" that showed up soon after the TPD cuts.

    Tom Urbanski runs Ski's Firearms Training & Consulting. He also teaches the conceal carry classes.

    For him, the layoffs mean big business as people are taking safety into their own hands.

    "People are panicking, they're figuring the only way they can protect themselves is for them to protect themselves," says Urbanski. "So yeah, my business is booming."
    Note: 75 more officers are to be let go in June

    Toledo police layoffs leading to gun buying - WTOL.com, Toledo's News Leader, News 11 |

    For those of you that don't know, Toledo is run by what can only be termed as quite probably the worst example of entrneched one-party rule. For any number of reasons, no the least of which is the anti-business, pro-high tax positions taken by the city government, people and businesses are leaving the city in droves, resutling in massive budget shortfalls -- the brunt of which, of course, are borne by those who provide the services that a city SHOULD provide.

    In any event... can you really blame the people for buying guns?

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    Re: Toledo police layoffs leading to gun buying

    I called 911 and all I got was this lousy garbage can
    I don't get it

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    Re: Toledo police layoffs leading to gun buying

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    I don't get it
    I'd have gone with "I called 911 and all I got was this lousy chalk outline"
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    Re: Toledo police layoffs leading to gun buying

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    I don't get it
    The city just finshed spending a bunch of money on a new garbage collection system. To ensure compatability with the trucks, residents are issued a garbage can.

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    Re: Toledo police layoffs leading to gun buying

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    The city just finshed spending a bunch of money on a new garbage collection system. To ensure compatability with the trucks, residents are issued a garbage can.
    Wow.

    OK, that shirts funny as hell then.
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    Re: Toledo police layoffs leading to gun buying

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    In any event... can you really blame the people for buying guns?
    As much as I love law enforcement, and I do, the fact of the matter is that cops in most communities are not going to be able to respond quickly enough in a truly dangerous situation to protect you. Cops are great at responding after the fact and cleaning up the damage, but if personal protection is a concern for you, you should not plan on them being there in time.

    Personally, I prefer having a dog, but I certainly understand people who feel a need to arm themselves.

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    Re: Toledo police layoffs leading to gun buying

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    As much as I love law enforcement, and I do, the fact of the matter is that cops in most communities are not going to be able to respond quickly enough in a truly dangerous situation to protect you.
    As evidenced by.... this story out of Toledo OH!

    Shooting on 1900 block of Allendale - 5/26/09 - Toledo News - 13abc.com

    While the police showed up in time to kill the shooter, they were unable to do anything to save his victims.

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    Re: Toledo police layoffs leading to gun buying

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    As evidenced by.... this story out of Toledo OH!

    Shooting on 1900 block of Allendale - 5/26/09 - Toledo News - 13abc.com

    While the police showed up in time to kill the shooter, they were unable to do anything to save his victims.
    It's an unfortunate reality. Police do their best, but when things happen very quickly, they aren't superheroes.

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    Re: Toledo police layoffs leading to gun buying

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    It's an unfortunate reality. Police do their best, but when things happen very quickly, they aren't superheroes.
    Aside from the 2nd Amendment argument, that is the fundamental premise which supports gun ownership.

    As good as they may be Cops aren't superheroes.

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    Re: Toledo police layoffs leading to gun buying

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    In any event... can you really blame the people for buying guns?
    Sure hope these people get the proper training before they buy a gun. There's nothing worse than an untrained idiot with a gun.

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