Reporters ask stupid questions. Elderly Dayton resident shoots suspected intruder
So an elderly woman sees someone trying to break into her home. (He apparently made entry – it is hard to decipher this mess.)
But then the spokesperson for the cops has to explain that you don’t need a CCW permit in your own home.
Ponichtera said he did not have information as to whether the woman has a CCW [concealed carry weapon] permit.
“In your own home, [having a CCW] does not apply as long as long as you’re not a convicted felon or are under some restriction for having a weapon …. It is not against the law to have a weapon in your own home for personal safety.”
That is worthy of a head slap. Why would you ask about concealed carry, unless you thought it was a requirement. Hint: In Ohio it isn’t required to register guns or that you are a gun owner. If you want to carry concealed, that is a separate matter. Reporters on a crime beat should have more knowledge. I know; that is asking too much.