Lakewood Not a Very Gun-Friendly Place

Northeast Ohio Carry organization doesn’t list a single Lakewood business allowing customers to pack heat.

Lakewood isn’t a very gun-friendly city.

That’s according to the Northeast Ohio Carry organization, which recently posted a list of the businesses in Ohio that allow people to bring in guns.

According to its database, Lakewood doesn’t have any businesses listed that allow people to bring in a gun.

Compare that with Cleveland, which has about seven businesses — including Home Depot, Best Buy and Baskin Robbins — that allow gun owners to pack heat while shopping.

What do you think? Should more businesses allow weapons? Why or why not? Tell us in the comments.


Chuck Timblin January 13, 2013 at 06:52 PM
You agree Pam? That's good. And here I thought you didn't like guns. :)
Chuck Timblin January 13, 2013 at 07:00 PM
Pam??? Are you serious? I carry a firearm with me where I am able to protect me and mine. I am trained, (an instructor as well) law abiding and safe. Can you please tell me how I am a menace to our neighborhoods and shopping areas? Pam, by the tone of your posts and I do not mean to offend, but it sounds like you are very young and do not fully understand the world around us yet as well as left wing political agendas. I would like to see your FACTS that law abiding citizens are menaces to our neighborhoods.
Chuck Timblin January 13, 2013 at 07:12 PM
Pam, Also as I have mentioned previously, your belief is firearms should only be in the hands of police and military. You would be SURPRISED how many folks in law enforcement are not properly trained and get by with minimal qualifications per year through out the United States. Some only take the jobs temporarilly and some don't even take proper care of their weapons. Now the military- did you know our military has been infiltrated by gang members? HINT: These are BAD guys! Please do your research and don't be swayed by the media and left wing propaganda. If you ever want to observe and even get a chance to experience SAFE gun handling and enjoy the FUN of target shooting, I extend the invite to you to come out with us to LEARN and see what it is all about. All safety gear will be provided and I guarantee you will go home with a smile on your face!
Chuck Timblin January 13, 2013 at 08:12 PM
Phil, Your rain coat analogy is silly. I understand you are a Liberal and that's ok. If you don't want a weapon to protect yourself or your own, don't begrudge others that do and HAVE. I am willing to wager (friendly of course) that if a disaster ever struck here (Katrina for example) you would be first to be looking to the .gov for shelter and food instead of being prepared. Look at police response times for crime. If you are walking your poodle at midnight and some criminal decided to start following you and THEN mug you what would you do? WAIT on scene crying for the police to arrive and then take a description, transmit a BOLO, call medics and take a report? Your Best Buy analogy- most common sense folks wouldn't get alarmed at a person shopping for a TV at best buy with a firearm in a holster. If they had criminal intentions, the weapon would be in their hand robbing the place. You publicly stated and I quote you "As a police officer I would always be on edge around non-police with guns." What municipality do you work or have worked for? By "worked" that includes any reserve or volunteer capacity. If you would ( or are) always "on edge" does that mean you have PTSD? Does that mean you have a short temper? Maybe you have mental health issues and you shouldn't be policing? I am curious now.
Charlie Hargrave May 05, 2013 at 12:36 AM
I'm in Lakewood andI both open carry and promote it. I also come late to discussions! Law abiding citizens have a right to be armed. This should in no way intimidate, annoy or frighten other law abiding citizens. If you feel intimidated, annoyed or frightened in any way by me being armed I apologize, BUT I will not give up this right. Oddly, my wife is intimidated, annoyed and frightened by people on the left side of issues speaking thier minds. She just ignores them and goes about her business. She does not try to take away thier 1st amendment right to do so. She does not try to shame them into being quiet. All I ask is the same courtesy.


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