Today's award goes collectively to the Ohio news media who've been treating as a legitimate spokesperson for pro-gun-control measures someone whose background they clearly didn't bother to check. The Buckeye Firearms Association gleefully reports:
After reading the article, a Buckeye Firearms Association supporter decided to contact McCorry, the apparent protest organizer, to inform him about the inaccuracies in his statements about firearms ...
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The supporter quickly found more than he bargained for. A simple Google search for Jerome McCorry reveals that the man trying to tell the public what weapons they should be allowed to own is a convicted felon.
From the Attorney General's ICrimeWatch.net:
JEROME NMN McCORRY Registration #: 32198
Aliases: Jerome Jordan
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• Description: 2907.02 - Rape
• Date Convicted:
• Conviction State: Ohio
• Date Released:
• Details: (Pre AWA) Sexually Oriented Offender
As can be seen in the WHIO-TV video, Anti-Gun-Protestor Jerome McCorry is wearing a jacket and identified in the on-screen graphic as the President of The Adam Project. The Adam Project's website lists its address as 1426 Home Ave., Dayton - the same address as Rapist-and-Convicted-Felon Jerome McCorry.
In short, "Anti-Gun-Protestor Jerome McCorry" and "Rapist-and-Convicted-Felon Jerome McCorry" are one and the same person, and WHIO-TV and The Dayton Daily News have been treating this man as a legitimate voice of reason that should be considered in the debate over whether or not rape and other crime victims should be able to buy firearms in order to protect themselves from attack.
What's even worse, this isn't the first time.
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Hmmmm........Can anyone think of a reason why this man doesn't want law-abiding citizens to have the ability to defend themselves with firearms?
There's more at the link.
A tip o' the hat to Chad D. Baus of the Buckeye Firearms Association for ferreting out this very useful information. Those of my readers living in that State may wish to consider supporting his organization. It appears they do useful work.