Change of heart

Run-in changes lawmaker’s stance


It’s funny how a gun can instantly change your perspective on things, make you wish you could rewrite history.

State Rep. Michael DeBose, a southside Cleveland Democrat, discovered this lesson the night of May 1, when he thought he was going to die. That’s the night he wished he had that gun vote back.

Actually, I’m pleasantly surprised that DeBose publicly says he’s going to get his CCW. And that his wife will, too. Too often, it seems, that politicians and others in “positions of power” either publicly claim to oppose concealed carry while carrying themselves, or they use the privileges that come with their position to carry anyway. Or they merely ignore the law.

I’m also surprised this story made the papers.

It’s a bit sad when I’m so surprised that things happen the way they ought to happen.