Saturday, May 19, 2007

State Rep. Michael Debose (D-Cleve) - Admits votes against CCW Laws were wrong

PD columnist Phillip Morris recently wrote about an incident in which State Rep. Michael DeBose (D - Cleveland) was given a dose of reality causing him to reconsider his anti-gun views.

Out stretching his legs on a late night stroll, on his own street, DeBose almost became a victim of gun toting thugs.

From the PD

State Rep. Michael DeBose, a southside Cleveland Democrat, discovered this lesson the night of May 1, when he thought he was going to die. That's the night he wished he had that gun vote back.

DeBose, who had just returned from Columbus, where he had spent the day in committee hearings, decided to take a short walk up Holly Hill, the street where he has lived with his wife for the past 27 years.

..... a car that slowly passed as he was finishing the walk caught his attention ...... the car stopped directly in front of his house - three houses from where he stood....

"There was a tall one and a short one," DeBose said.... "The tall one reached in his pocket and pulled out a silver gun. And they both started running towards me..... I turned around and started running and screaming."

"I don't want to hurt anyone. But I never again want to be in the position where I'm approached by someone with a gun and I don't have one." More.....

DeBose, who has voted against the CCW laws, admitted his votes were wrong and based on preconceived misconceptions on guns. Vowing to never be in that position again, DeBose said he will be soon be getting CCW permit and so will his wife.

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