Hamilton County Sheriff Charmaine McGuffey
Hamilton County Sheriff Charmaine McGuffey
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A group of gun control advocates is urging Republican Gov. Mike DeWine to veto Sub Senate Bill 215, legislation that would allow Ohioans to carry concealed weapons without a permit or training requirements.

Hamilton County Sheriff Charmaine McGuffey is one of the law enforcement officials urging the veto. If DeWine does sign the bill that majority Republicans in the House and Senate passed, McGuffey says she will do what she can to hold him accountable.

“I’m not going to give up. I’m going to be a voice. I’m serious about this. Law enforcement is serious about this and we are not going to let it go. Governor DeWine is going to be held responsible for gun violence that results from the passage of this bill,” said McGuffey.

— Jo Ingles Gun safety advocates urge DeWine to veto a controversial Ohio gun bill

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  1. I sense a sheriff that needs to be voted out of office.

    Its a good thing to get constitutional carry, but after you get it you need to protect it by voting the clowns out of office that do not want constitutional carry.

    • Don’t count on it. Hamilton County is home to Big Blue Cincinatti and likely a victim of Democrat ballot-harvesting strategies. Democrats now control the county and will do whatever it takes to remain in power.

    • Interesting how they never seem to find anyone to “blame” for gun violence when unarmed citizens are left helpless due to restrictive and unconstitutional laws making owning and/or carrying a defensive firearm difficult or impossible.

      • Cliff H,

        I came to voice the same sentiment.

        Our response to Sheriff McGuffey should likewise be:

        Governor DeWine is going to be held responsible for unarmed victims who were unable to defend themselves that results from the veto of this bill.

    • The bill that got passed is not constitutional carry. People still need to meet the standards necessary to get an Ohio Concealed Handgun License. I’m not a fan of the bill because figuring out whether people meet those standards is not something that should/could be done while the LEO and person with the gun are standing on the sidewalk. Additionally, there are some technicalities that have kept numerous people from getting their Ohio CHL. Those same technicalities could now put people in jail since the technicalities would be rearing their ugly heads while the person is carrying.

      The good part of the new law is removing the duty to inform when encountering law enforcement. Some members of law enforcement have not understood how the current law reads and have caused problems for CHL holders.

      • KC
        This is all typical ohio, the technicalities, the standards that are left up to the ” discretion ” of the Leo, all normal for ohio.
        I suspect the meet the criteria for a ccw was worded that way to appease the cops.

      • You just need to be a “Qualifying Adult” which is 1) Over 21, 2) Not a prohibited person under federal or Ohio law, and 3) (condensed for size) basically able purchase a firearm in the state of Ohio. That’s it no training needed. The only two advantages to CCW license now are 1) Reciprocity, and 2) being able to carry a loaded firearm in your vehicle.

        The law also now allows people to carry loaded mags in the car as long as they are not inserted in the firearm. It also has huge repercussions for people Convicted of the B2 section of the CCW statute as well as those convicted of the failure to notify when you have a CCW laws. It basically allows for automatic expungement of any conviction as long as you can show you were qualified person at the time of the offense.

  2. I didn’t really read the article. I can guess the content. I do have to say though, that is one ugly dude!

    • I think it identifies as she/ her, although I certainly wouldn’t want to be the one to verify that.

    • LOL , I skimmed the article myself, I thought that was a guy.
      Holy crap.
      I bet she/him? gots a hot looking wife/husband ? though.
      Really , a human shouldn’t make fun of how another human looks. I try not to anyway because all humans look all kind’sa fcked up to me. I’ve never seen another animal on earth that walks on two legs , with goofy looking heads,worthless noses, itty bitty useless ears, and your teeth, hahaha.
      Nature played a cruel joke.

  3. The bill removes the ridiculous chains that originated from the likes of the disgusting drama queen sheriff…She needs to put a sock in it and find another job suitable for a silly sour puss.

    • I admit at first glance it was, “Hey buddy you got a light?” All jokes aside…With such high and mighty above it all, know it all pompous leadership from a sheriff with a knee jerk attitude it is no wonder some understudy cops see themselves as judge, jury and executioners and wind up stirring up a hornet’s nest in the hood, etc.
      Respect requires a two way street and no doubt that conflicts with Sheriff Charmaine’s one way street mentality. If she cannot grasp that then she is incapable of defending your Rights. Especially the one that concludes with, “Shall Not Be Infringed.”

      • So here you have the seeds of tyranny.

        One person elected in one county believes that they have the right to FORCE their opinion on the entire State through bullying the elected governor and the majority of the elected State officials not to do that which they were elected to do.

        It should be necessary and IMPORTANT to blame the injury or death by gun violence of every citizen of Hamilton County that would otherwise have been armed in their own defense on this stupid butch/bitch.

  4. If you’re too stupid to see the results of CC in the 21 or so other states that have it, you’re too stupid to hold the office.

  5. Mom put way too many thoughts in her head as a child with those fairy tales… guess Chicken Little and the finger in the dyke one stayed with her.

  6. Accountability, the sheriff wants to talk accountability, then let’s talk about accountability to the oath of office. This sheriff should be recalled with most haste. His/her/its words spoken clearly demonstrate the underlining attitudes toward citizens and the Constitution.

  7. Knock yourself out, sheriff. For decades now, every time some career felon with a stolen gun turns another Chuck E. Cheese into a shooting gallery, he never gets the blame. Instead, gun control scolds come to scream at people like me, as we’re weeding our gardens, paying our bills, cleaning our gutters, that we’re to blame because we have too much freedom. It’s horseshit, we know it’s horseshit, and we’re used to just tuning it out.

    • DaveL,

      I totally understand the huge appeal to “tune out”. Unfortunately, there is a very sad fact of life: “You may not be interested in politics, but politics is interested in you.”

      In other words: politicians will take as much money, power, and control as they can get from you–ignore your politicians at your own peril.

  8. Friendly reminder: the cops are not your friends. They will shoot you in your bed while you sleep. They view you as a source of revenue.

  9. Criminals never gave a sh!t about carry laws… permits were only nickel and dimeing law abiding citizens.. what is needed is maximum sentences for criminals in possession and guns use in crime… The Ohio sheriff is too drunk on Democrat kool-aid to have any common sense.

  10. How would the Sherriff explain the lack of the predicted bloodbaths in the 21 states that have dropped the permit/tax on lawful gun owners who desire to have their weapon with them?
    Like every case of loosening/elimination of firearms restrictions. The gun control crowd claims there will be bodies hip deep and a gun fight on every street with tens of thousands of overweight, middle aged white guys gunning down everyone in sight.

    • Your first sentence is what would be asked if we had anything besides a garbage media. Truth is they are afraid of the answer.

  11. Fair enough,

    But conversely, if there isn’t an uptick in gun violence, than that sheriff should have that fact pointed out every election cycle by whomever runs against him.

    moreover, if gun violence goes down except for where this sheriff is in charge, than that should be pointed out as well.

  12. “Gun Violence” is a really stupid euphemism in the Lewis Carroll sense. Impenetrability.

    “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”
    “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
    “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master—that’s all.”
    “They’ve a temper, some of them—particularly verbs, they’re the proudest—adjectives you can do anything with, but not verbs—however, I can manage the whole lot! Impenetrability! That’s what I say!”

  13. Hamilton County Sheriff Charmaine McGuffey needs to concentrate on doing her job and reading the Constitution. My rights don’t end because she can’t do her job.

  14. Considering ‘gun violence’ victims include those who have intentionally provoked a ballistic response by their own violent actions, I don’t give a fig about ‘gun violence’.

    Stop capitulating and giving pity to bad actors and prosecuting people who want to go about their lives. Stop giving second chances to bad people because by doing so you are taking someone else’s first.

  15. Tuesday a Joplin Mo. police officer was killed two others wounded in a shootout.
    ” This national violence against police officers has got to stop.” Is what the interviewed police chief said.
    I wouldn’t hold my breath on cops wanting the commoner to be armed.

  16. So prior to the passage of this bill into law, who is responsible for those deaths, especially of those disarmed by the current laws? This sheriff? Or will she deny all responsibility for everything?

  17. Law enforcement carry’s a lot of weight in most states and Ohio is no exception. Couple this with the fact that the public is dead set against carrying a concealed weapon without training in the law and safe gun handling and I predict Governor DeWine will veto the bill. DeWine is not your average depraved, ignorant far right nut case Republican.

      • Well, unless the latest poll numbers from multiple sources are completely fake DaWhiner is going to be re-elected easily though, maybe, just maybe Blystone’s campaign is nudging the Great Vacillator a bit rightward. Getting an olde tymey center-left career pol GOPer like L’il Mikey primaried would be sweet Blystone isn’t going to get it done.

  18. I in Hamilton Co. She is a lefty Dem anti gun Karen. in Ohio you can get your CCW issued by the Neighboring Co. Which I did because the Clermont Co Sheriff was asked by a “reporter” About why he seemed to be handing out permits like candy. He said, “There are requirements under the law that need to be met, once the citizens do so, there is no reason for me to delay the process for political reasons.”

    Sheriff KAREN was just elected. And a joke. She had her Police Car STOLEN and also her 9mm service weapon which was in the car, not on her person. HEHEHAHA

    • Maybe she’s hoping to follow in Hiz Honor the Boy Mayor Jerry Springer’s footsteps – though I’m not sure even a Kentucky brothel is going to let her pay with a check. Her chances at a statewide elected office are zilch. Maybe the state House or Senate then an appointee in some future Demo regime? Or daytime TV’s newest sensation Sheriff Charmaine – taking down bad old rich dudes dressed in chaps and a cowboy hat…


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