This past weekend, a small group of perhaps a dozen protesters gathered outside Dayton’s Hara Arena to protest the sale of modern sporting rifles at Bill Goodman’s Gun and Knife Show.
From the article:
“We know that guns are being sold on the floor inside Hara Arena illegally” said Jerome McCorry. “No background checks no identification of any kind.”
McCorry said “AK-47s and M16s are not gonna be used for hunting, they’re not going to be used to protect anybody. These are the weapons that are coming back and being used in mass murders and mass killings.”
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 (it isn’t illegal for private individuals to sell a gun at the show without a background check, people aren’t selling M16s or fully-automatic AK47s at Hara Arena, modern sporting rifles are used for hunting, gun shows are rarely used by criminals as a source for guns, rifles [of any type] are used in murders far less than fists or baseball bats, etc.).
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.
JEROME NMN McCORRY Registration #: 32198
• Description: 2907.02 – Rape
“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. A search of the WHIO-TV website shows Jerome McCorry appearing in other articles advocating gun control over the past few years, and one article about an incident in which an Adam Project-sponsored rally turned violent.
FrontPageMag gets a few jabs in:
Jerome is an expert on what kind of guns can be used to protect someone, since he is the kind of guy that people buy guns to protect against.
But according to him, you don’t need an AK-47 or M16 to stop him from raping you. It’s just overkill. When Jerome bursts into your bedroom, you don’t need that much firepower, says the guy bursting into your bedroom.
Senator Feinstein needs to bring Jerome down to D.C. as an expert witness so he can testify on just how much firepower a woman needs to defend herself from him. And maybe Piers Morgan can have him on too.
Jerome McCorry is so passionate about keeping guns out of the hands of people who might shoot him that he spends a lot of time working on anti-gun activism.
Unsurprising he’s pushing for the first option.