Sandusky Police
Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 4:40pm
1500 block Edgewater Ave., police heard shotgun blasts coming from railroad tracks. Gun owner told police he just bought the gun and was testing it; said he was shooting away from houses and thought it was all right. Police said they were still in the city; confiscated shotgun and shells. Jonathan Welch, 26, 4000 block Venice Road, discharging firearm in city limits. Joshua Kaman, 26, 3700 block Venice Road, discharging firearm in city limits.

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wiredmama222

time to take the gun safety course guys

johnathonwelch

Other than being 20' into city limits police said we were completely safe

John Harville

A responsible gunowner knows where s/he is and what the laws are and abides accordingly.

Might want to lay low... if railroad gets wind of this, the issue suddenly could get much larger.

Dwight K.

Well atleast it was into the air and not at a person

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Bluto

Actually , shooting into the air is just as unsafe , because what goes up must come down .

johnathonwelch

Actually we didn't even shoot in the air, we shot into an open field a shot gun has hardly any range at all.

Bluto

That's good to know . I live out in the county, so hearing gun fire is pretty common . Occasionally though you'll get someone who's drunk and start popping off rounds after dark to show off for friends . That's a good way to get the sheriff to pay a visit though . Especially at 1 AM , but it happens . ; ))) Anyway be safe and have a good time.

John Harville

Shooting into an open field... wasn't that what Dick Cheney was doing when he shot his shooting partner in the face?

SamAdams

An old friend of mine who was employed as a roofing inspector told me how much he loved people who celebrated holidays (or whatever) by firing a gun into the air. When the bullets came down, they frequently put holes in roofs. While that's good for the roofing industry I'm sure, imagine the hole a falling bullet could put into the much softer flesh of a living, breathing something or someone!

johnathonwelch

yea well look at where we were and the gun we were using thats not even possible in my case lol

Mum-of-One

Just another example of poor gun control. How could someone be so dumb as to believe it was ok to "test your gun" while within city limits. This nation is supposed to be civilized. I guess you can't fix stupid. I'm glad he is not my neighbor. How can stupid people get guns so easily?

johnathonwelch

why don't you get some FACTS before talking about others "MUM"

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Hunting occurs all over this county, and IN CITY LIMITS... If you guys were shooting into a field, no big issue. I hope you plead NOT GUITY, BUT, you guys admitted you did it, on this site. Pay the fine, get out and hunt, with licence.Ignore the simpletons on these sites, and remember, whenever the LAW is involved, don't write on blogs... BE FREE, AND KEEP YOUR GUNS CLOSE...

johnathonwelch

thank you, we pled guilty this morning and paid the fine, just went to pick my gun up, the evidence guy told me if we were 20' forward we would have been fine and perfectly legal....and i agree people that comment on here just hide behind a keyboard its funny and sad at the same time

TheIrish

Have you ever shot a gun Mum? Do you own one? Do you know where the "incident" took place? Were you there? I think you ought to learn some manners before you publicly bash people and call them derogatory names. I have no idea who either of these guys are, but I will tell you one thing, there is not a fence surrounding the city so sometimes it is a little difficult to determine where the city limits begin and end. Even the auditor has difficulty defining boundaries sometimes... What makes you think you are so smart anyhow? Shooting is a hobby for many sportsmen, and I would also like to point out that with the influx of real criminals into the area, many of which illegally carry arms, I think it is smart for citizens to own and learn how to operate their arms. You never know when you might find yourself between a criminal and a person that means a lot to you. Give the guys a break, they discharged a short range shotgun into an empty field they grew up next to.. At least they were not sifting through your jewelry box..

johnathonwelch

thank you

Just Sayin IMHO

Well said! Gun control only works for those who follow the law. Criminals could care less. If someone is coming at you, would you rather:

1) Cry out "STOP" and hope they turn and run away?

2) Hold out your hands as they slash away at you?

3) Pull out your gun and say "Not in MY house! Not MY family!"

I choose 3.

John Harville

IMHO... speaking an opinion from personal experience? Or just sayin' what you THINK you would do? INMYHO, if you haven't actually faced the experience, you don't know what you would do.

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Dutigas

Why don't people think before the act? It's Unreal but we have got them.

EdgeOfTheH20

This was wayyy too close and irresponsible

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Huron_1969

Give me a shout and I'll bring the coffee

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vicariouslyAlive

chances are someone with a shotgun this inexperienced was testing their gun out with the cheapest ammo around, since you don't want to waste money on the good stuff... this means they were probably using bird shot... which it's velocity reduces to nearly nothing after a few down yards... it would fall from the sky with the same amount of force as bird poop.

irresponsibility and critical thinking skills are lacking in society today. if people were more educated in the balance of cause and effect we'd see less trouble in all areas, murder, theft, and assault included.

guns, knives and baseball pats arent the problem, the lack of education is.

onegirlarmy

i want a baseball pat...lol...glad no one was killed

KURTje

What did YOU do at that age? Yeah it was dumb; & thankfully no 1 was hurt. Yet you oldsters forget also......geez.

John Harville

kurtj... see how far that attitude gets them if the railroad hears of this - which they prollly will. The RR takes no excuses for shooting on or near the tracks.

johnathonwelch

i shot it in the woods toward an OPEN field iv lived next to this woods my entire life, People shoot guns here ALL THE TIME i thought it was ok GET OVER IT!

John Harville

jonathon... We live in one of the top three deer harvest counties. Our house was in a small subdivision across an acre-plus harvested cornfield from a woods. Our neighbors were at the edge of the field. Their house had three bullet holes in it from people who 'shot in the woods toward an OPEN field' people have lived next to.

Peoplegettooserious

I think people are getting too butt hurt over something that was probably aimed in an area with nothing in sight. Saying "way too close" if you aren't there is clearly stupid. Yes they made the mistake of doing it in city limits. But honestly I don't see a shell shooting thousands of yards until it hits some unlucky bystander. If they would have aimed near residential areas I would understand the crying. I am pretty sure all of you including myself have done some pretty stupid things as well like speeding, texting or using a phone while driving and more. Which are all able to get someone killed as well. Think before you type about people's mistakes.

johnathonwelch

Thank you, there was nothing in sight at all, even the cops were cool about it they even said we were like 20 feet away from the city limits line

John Harville

He said he lived his entire life next to the woods/field...not residential?

BGWarriors

Somebody needs to call the waaaaaaaaaaambulance. Now that's said, get off this man's back. Other than the fact that he didn't know where the city limit line was, which how can you...it's invisible. Out in a field, AWAY from houses and in the woods, he did nothing wrong. Also, don't call the man stupid, because he was smart enough to go to and Open field and wooded area to test out his new purchase.

John Harville

BG He SAID he has lived next to the field/woods all his life... but doesn't know it's in the city? Obviously HE doesn't pay the taxes.

beepx22

of course the only reason it's issue enough to make the paper at all is being westerhold has an agenda to push.

PISSED_IN_SANDUSKY

IS THIS THE TRAILER PARK RECORDS LOCATION ? I think people should feel sorry for this guy hes a wierdo

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PISSED_IN_SANDUSKY

Trailer Park Records home of tbma . more like tbm who???

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Jlrandolph

PISSED_IN_SANDUSKY you are obviously an angry person. Sounds like you are a liitle jealous of Jon and TBMA. Does it really matter where he live or what he does? I think not. Im sure you're just bitter because you were ostracized in high school by him or some other closely related friends of Jon's. Jon is a good dude, who works, supports his family, and does music on the side becuase he likes it. Called a hobby there guy. And as far as TBMA goes, you obviously know who he is and what his music sounds like; therefore, you are contradicting yourself. Educate yourself douche bag. Haters gonna hate I guess, especially people with FRIENDS.

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PISSED_IN_SANDUSKY

LOL maybe you should use a different computer that way the same ip adress dont show up. TBMA2012 and johnathonwelch on the same mac computer lol

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PISSED_IN_SANDUSKY

You meen trailer ? you said house lol

PISSED_IN_SANDUSKY

You meen trailer ? you said house lol

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PISSED_IN_SANDUSKY

And if your going to pretend to be derrikk dont spell the same words wrong under each name lol god you will never amount to anything TRAILOR TRASH RECORDS

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Jlrandolph

Lol

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edtek

wow pissed_in_sandusky you really need to learn to spell

edtek

pissed_in_sandusky you are a waste of life

edtek

pissed_in_sandusky where are you?

edtek

pissed_in_sandusky what no more derogatory comments?

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MurderedOutSilverado

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johnathonwelch

HAHAHA!

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MurderedOutSilverado

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TBMA2012

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my moderation skills are endless

John Harville

more guns.

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Think those kids sobbered up yet! Commical read last night.

rickross2

These comments are priceless. I laughed my a$$ off reading them last night. Saw a couple of F-Bombs on there. Not sure how they pulled it off, but I liked it!

beepx22

you guys now hold the record for most removed comments on a post, congrats, glad you got the bang stick back jon

asweetnessabove

Maaaaan.... I wish they all hadn't been removed, I could have gone for a good laugh!

P*****insandusky. Grow up. None of your comments are EVER worth reading.

These guys were trying out their new arms, they didn't hurt anyone. They made a simple 20' misjudgment. Oh well! They paid their dues, get off their backs. Get a life!

John Harville

sweetness... and if they had hurt someone?

John Harville

jonathon. There is another story of a woman sitting at her breakfast table in her house near a field more than an acre away from a woods. One morning she heard a thunk near her head when her window broke. In the wall, two inches in front of her face, was a bullet from a gun fired from across the field.

John Harville

Jonoathan. since you've lived there all your life, why didn't you know it was in the city limits? And why not shoot at a tree instead of into the open air? Are you what the NRA calls a 'responsible gun owner'? Gun ranges are designed to 'trying out' a gun.

John Harville

Guess that means I have the last word.

asweetnessabove

No it doesn't. You're being negative. There were no houses around, it was an open field/woods and they were using cheap ammo that didn't range very far. No one got hurt. That's not what my comment was about. It was about pissed in Sandusky being arrogant. Maybe you need to go through and read Jonathons comments because you are clearly ASSuming. Good day!