That will spoil the mood for sure

Man says he shot wife during sex
Husband: it was an accident

Urbana, Ohio:

An Urbana Township woman is listed in critical after a strange accident. Investigators say 38-year-old Carolyn Havens was shot in the chest by her husband, Timothy Havens…

Havens told authorities he was reaching for something on a night stand while they were being intimate, when the .38 caliber pistol went off, striking his wife in the upper chest.

That seems ridiculously unbelievable.

This story says he’s been arrested and goes into some detail about a history of domestic violence, restraining orders, and broken restraining orders.

The woman is in critical condition. It doesn’t say whether she was able to make a statement of any sort. If not, it will be interesting to see if her version of events resembles his version of events.

Not Exactly Under the Radar

Those watching things closely may have noticed a trend:

These are all from the past two or three days and aren’t simply re-runs of AP items in different papers. All of these have considerable, if not exclusively, local content. I could easily have included many, many more.

No doubt, the media coverage is feeding the flames a bit. As is the fact that hunting seasons are kicking off or underway in most states right now. But the trend is unmistakable.

It doesn’t seem to be localized to the bitter, clingy parts of the nation. Or to the red states.

NO GUNS signs at Ohio rest stops coming down

The Buckeye Firearms Association reports that the Ohio Department of Transportation has ordered that all “No Guns” signs posted at Ohio rest stops be removed.

This action is in response to passage and implementation of Senate Bill 184, which included several major fixes to Ohio’s concealed handgun licensure law.

The law took effect September 3, but gun owners continued to see the problematic signs at highway rest stops.

Turkey for Guns

Holiday key time for food, gun swap

Akron, Ohio:

Sponsors of the Goods for Guns program are hoping that the promise of a full belly will lure people to turn in their guns in exchange for $100 gift cards for Acme Fresh Markets.

The dates for the program, Nov. 21 and 22, were strategically selected this year to coincide with Thanksgiving because it’s a time when thoughts traditionally turn to food, authorities said.

Last year, the event sponsored by the Summit County Crimestoppers, the Sheriff’s Office, the Akron Police Department and several private corporations and nonprofit agencies removed 950 guns from the streets. This year, Crimestoppers hopes to purchase enough gift cards to increase that number and buy 1,200 guns.

In 2007, the program ran out of gift cards before the public ran out of guns.

Ohio Gun talk radio show

Via Buckeye Firearms Association:

Buckeye Firearms Association Chairman Jim Irvine hosts Firearms Forum, Ohio’s first gun talk radio show. Tune in every Sunday night from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Cleveland’s WHK 1420 AM.

Jim talks about new guns, old guns, concealed carry, self-defense, hunting, sport shooting, gun collecting, gunsmithing, the Second Amendment, and more. Plus he’ll welcome interesting guests from Ohio and coast to coast.

It premiers Sunday, October 26. You can also listen online.