News Home
Quick Bites Archive
Exploradio Archive
On AirNewsClassical
School Closings
Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Summit County

Advocates take up the debate over guns again on Akron streets
The 'March Against Weapons and Fear' attracted about two dozen people on a frigid Saturday

Kabir Bhatia
The march was organized by the Rev. John Beaty and wound through downtown, starting at the Seiberling Federal Building and eventually ending at the library.
Courtesy of KABIR BHATIA
Download (WKSU Only)
About two dozen anti-gun activists marched through Akron on Saturday, the latest in a string of events in the city centered on firearms.  WKSU's Kabir Bhatia reports.
LISTEN: Advocates take up the debate over guns again on Akron streets

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:54)

For the last several weekends, Akron has seen either a march by anti-gun protesters, or gun-rights activists walking through parts of the city with rifles on their backs. All have ended peacefully, usually with minimal interaction between the groups.

This past weekend was no different, as the Rev. John Beaty helped organize a march from the Seiberling Federal Building, around downtown and back to the Akron-Summit County Library.

"You can see the turnout on this kind of weather, how much concern one gunman walking the streets of Akron with an open-carry has an effect."

On the way, his group passed a half-dozen gun-rights activists, who feel their marches are actually in response to the threats of terrorism, such as the recent shootings in San Bernadino.

Anthony Tilson from Barberton set up a display of muskets.

"The police are taking three to five minutes, on average, to get to the site of a shooting when it would take one individual with a concealed carry weapon three to five seconds to stop that crime from happening."

Rev. Beaty counters the open-carrying of weapons in Akron in and of itself could be seen as a form of terrorism.
Add Your Comment


E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Page Options

Print this page

Stories with Recent Comments

Pluto: The Browns split from Manziel is long overdue
Get Brock Osweiler from the Denver Broncos! He's fantastic and seems like a great person.

Democratic Senate hopeful P.G. Sittenfeld pushes for local gun control
That makes no sense at all... why not let cities determine driving codes as well? Maybe Cincy want's folks to drive on the left side of the road. What could go ...

Exploradio: Autism in the workplace
I would love to get more information re: Autism on The Town and other such programs in Northeast Ohio. Thanks!!

Human trafficking cases rise in Ohio
It is about time this is presented to proceed with a plan of protect our youth.And very necessary to inform communities through school, churches ...

Fermented food company aims to preserve Cleveland's farm-to-table movement
This is terrific! I make my own sauerkraut and consider it vital to good health. Well done, I wish you all success.

Ohio doctors get new guidelines for prescribing certain painkillers
I would gladly smoke pot to get off pain killers but its not legal.It would save the hassle of doctor visits for pill counts,pee tests,blood tests,driving to pi...

Ohio unemployment cuts are nearing a Statehouse vote
What about those that are laid off seasonally? My husband has been employed by the same company for 26 years and has been laid off (for the last 17) mid-Januar...

Ban on microbeads is a big step in fighting plastic pollution
What a bunch of liberal "so open minded their brains fell out" tree huggin yuppies. Professing to be wise they became fools.

Who's on -- and left off -- Ohio's medical marijuana task force?
Biggest joke everm these people are evil they know marijuana is harmless they rigged the polls last nov everypne kmows it

Dayton 'Black Lives Matter' protesters to appear in court today
Police to fast with the trigger finger and not the brain.A lot of police officers out here judge by color first instead of accessing the situation first. If a p...

Copyright © 2019 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University