A good guy gets shot.

Chris Grant

Chris Grant- Flexing for a laugh

A little over a month ago- I was helping the people of PUSH- Professionals United for Sexual Health- work on a charity auction. They had 18 bachelors (including Greg Hunter) volunteer to be “auctioned off” to eligible women for a date package.

I took the pictures of most of the bachelors- and got to meet some amazing people. One of whom was Chris Grant who works at Wright State in the Athletic Department for my college friend, Athletic Director, Bob Grant.

One of the ways I judge people’s competency, is by what kind of people they hire. Two of Bob’s new hires were in the auction- and both were just absolutely amazing guys. Polite, bright, interested in the community- and- jocks (it is the athletic department after all). I even tried to fix-up Jack Leopard with my girlfriend’s co-worker.

Today I hear that Chris got shot yesterday:

An employee of the Wright State athletic department is recovering in Tuscaloosa, Ala., after suffering a gunshot wound early Sunday, May 16, in an incident that left one dead and eight injured and is being called one of the worst shootings in that city’s history.

Chris Grant, special assistant to the athletic director at WSU, was attending a high school graduation party for a younger sister when the shooting occurred, said his father, Michael.

Michael Grant, the men’s basketball coach at Stillman College and the former coach at Central State, said a bullet entered Chris Grant’s right side, passed through his liver and exited his body. Chris Grant also suffered a cracked rib and is breathing with the assistance of a breathing tube, his father said.

Michael Grant said Chris’ liver has started to heal and that doctors were performing more tests Monday morning.

via WSU athletic department employee victim in mass Ala. shooting | Wright State University sports.

And no, he wasn’t shot in Dayton.

So far the news indicates that Chris will pull through- but, if you’d like to say a prayer for a really nice guy, who deserves a ton of support- please join me in rooting for a full recovery.

For all of you 2nd Amendment lovers- I’d rather have a few less guns- and an intact Chris Grant any day. A well regulated militia doesn’t let the good guys take a bullet at a graduation party. That’s not the America I believe in.

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Don’t bring the 2nd Amendment into this. Unless, of course, the person who used the gun had proper permits and what-not related to that gun or possessing a gun. We could outlaw guns but some people just don’t give a rat’s ass about “laws”.


Prewitt (the shooter) has been arrested twice for carrying a gun without a license, once in 2008 and again in April.  He is a  lowlife gangstra punk. 


I would rather have an intact Chris as well.  Isn’t shooting Chris illegal even if guns are legal?  What makes you think it is likely that the person who shot Chris would have respected the restriction on having a gun more readily than the one restricting him from shooting Chris?
I would also rather not have to keep discussing the terror that gun restrictions have meant for civilian populations.
Governments have wiped out 170,000,000 innocent non-military lives in the 20th Century alone after passing gun control measures.

My prayers are with this young man.  However, if someone was hell bent on shooting up a house…they are going to do it no matter what laws are on the books.   Tightening up the 2nd Amendment will not prevent gun crime to the extent that some of you think.  You can throw out all the huggy guns kill people BS and it isn’t going to cut it.  Stricter gun laws only inhibit those that follow the gun laws.  Criminals will have access to guns no matter what laws are on the books.  They won’t lower crime, which is evident in DC and foreign countries that don’t allow firearms.  Illinois is not a gun friendly state and look at their firearm related crime stats.  We can’t protect our borders from illegals and drugs.  Do you think that the flow of black market weapons will stop either?  Nope.   Look in the Dayton area recently.  CCW permit holders have been able to defend themselves.  The first one was about 10 months after Ohio’s CCW laws were passed on Philadelphia when he shot armed robbers attempting to rob him as he walked down the sidewalk.  This older man had a small frame Glock in an ankle holster.  It may have saved his life.  There are other stories like this.   On the contrary.  A few months ago, an idiot fired off a round inside Frickers on Miller Ln., striking his girlfriend in her leg.  Her cell phone stopped the round.  He was intoxicated and breaking the law by showing off his gun in a liquor establishment.  This idiot probably was carrying a weapon long before the laws were passed.  I wonder if anyone ever carried a gun into a bar before the CCW permits were issued?  Uhhh, yeah. Deal with him, not the firearms.   If I take one of my firearms and place it on the kitchen counter.  It isn’t going to go bang unless I, or someone else pulls the trigger.  You say criminals will break into my house and get my gun.  Have fun with the safe homie.  Teach… Read more »

@David…your first comment dealt with the fact that you want less guns on the street.  I assumed you threw that out there for some debate.
You mention the same things that a supporter of the right to bear arms does.  We obviously have the same views on that.  But, in the end, how do you propose that we lower the amount of guns on the street?  How do we force the judicial system to uphold the penalties in the Ohio Revised Code?
We can’t off all the law violators, no matter how much we want to.  Yes, if we hung law violators to death at Courthouse Square the criminal element would be dead and we would be in good shape.  But that is a dream, not a reality.  Instead of a calling out the Second Amendment supporters, call out those responsible for not upholding the current laws on the books.  This doesn’t just have to do with gun violence, it has to do with everything that has a legal basis.  Everyone wants to reform or create new laws instead of actually reading, studying, and applying the ones we have.  The less legal jargon and loopholes in new laws, the less room for creative application and interpretation by our judicial system.


Fewer guns bought if training was mandatory ? What part of this don’t you get ? I’ll venture to say that 90+ % of the guns used to murder someone this year, last year, and so on was NOT bought legally nor was the shooter legally allowed (permits) to own the gun. How will “mandatory training” factor in then ?

Right now in Ohio to be covered legally, there are mandatory training requirements to legally carry that firearm.  That doesn’t hurt gun sales, it sparks them.  Ohio gun sales are up and very consistent.  Ohio CCW permits have tapered off, but are still being issued.  However, the first cycle of permit is over with and most are now renewals which also require a requalification after the second expiration.   Look at when the new President took office.  Gun sales skyrocketed.  Not by staunch 2nd Amendment supporters that think there should be no guidelines or regulations whatsoever, but by Joe Blow who never owned a firearm, said this may be the end as we know it as being able to buy a firearm without having a chip implanted in their head, and they went to the local retailer and purchased a firearm.  I run into CCW permit holders and discuss the responsibility associated with it as well as the reasons for having it.  Most are Joe Cubicle and simply state, “The law allows me to protect myself and my family, I am going to.”  They also almost always state that they don’t carry on an everyday basis, just when they feel like they are going to be in a dangerous neighborhood or travel to places unknown.  You wouldn’t believe how many are female as well.  Not your usual “pro-gun” person according to statistics in relation to the topic.   I will disagree that MOST of your 2nd Amendment supporters don’t support training or a little background prior to a purchase.   Most believe it is a right to have a gun and be able to protect themselves in deadly force situations.  However, not many are all out NRA fanatics.  Just to throw some numbers out there.  There are 4 Million NRA members.  Say…at the low end, 30% of the US supports the right to carry a firearm (roughly the number of registered republicans as well)…That puts over 100 million Americans in support of the right to carry a firearm or possess one.  That also places 4% into the “fanatic” category that hates… Read more »

And I misquoted…he was seriously injured.  Point still the same.

Will Brooks
Will Brooks

David – don’t use this man’s tragedy as your soapbox to talk about less guns. A criminal shot him, the gun is just a mindless piece of metal. I’m done here, I can get this kind of mindless droning about gun control from the main stream media.


This is crazy! This article is about a wonderful young man who was shot. Chris used to be my neighbor and has a great family and they must be terrified right now.  They need our prayers – not some discussion about gun control. 


@Sandy…David brought it up or gun control would not have been brought up….Don’t poke the bears unless you want to wake them up.

Greg Hunter
Greg Hunter

For all of you 2nd Amendment lovers- I’d rather have a few less guns- and an intact Chris Grant any day. A well regulated militia doesn’t let the good guys take a bullet at a graduation party. That’s not the America I believe in.

This is crazy! This article is about a wonderful young man who was shot. Chris used to be my neighbor and has a great family and they must be terrified right now.  They need our prayers – not some discussion about gun control.

David drew “first blood”.  He could have taken the high road but again used a good story to sell the same old crap.  The constitution is clear and this is a democratic republic – shut up.
Maybe they should ban knives in China.


“The constitution is clear and this is a democratic republic – shut up.”           I certainly hope Greg wasn’t telling someone who posted an opinion to shut up after he has posted his own many times.  If he was – then hypocrisy, thy name is Greg.

Ice Bandit

   For all of you 2nd Amendment lovers- I’d rather have a few less guns- and an intact Chris Grant any day (David Esrati)

  Well David, how about a few more guns and an intact Chris Grant. The two are certainly not mutally exclusive. Consider the potentialies had even one responsible ccw permit holder had been packing at the event at that (apparently exclusive) country club near Tuscaloosa. The Old Bandito was recently at an event where every single person was carrying guns. An impromptu and early afternoon meeting of wild turkey hunters in Pike County. Complete strangers swapping stories, others offered advice while others showed off their trophies and commiserated the unlucky. And all of this with shotguns within reach. The Old Bandito never felt safer in his life…

David, I’ll listen to you and what you have to say that is different than Turner. At this point the political language seems the same with Turner, as the incumbent, having the advantage/disadvantage of a congressional record. As an Independent I totally disagree with your position on the GM bailout. To apply, in principle, federal intervention into the free market to that degree is as irresponsible as the unfunded mandate of ‘no child left behind.’ Succeses can only be measured by failures and that is a basic tenent of a free market. On the NCR issue I don’t think you, Turner, or Strickland are being completely forthcoming about that black-eye Dayton received because everyone knew or should have known of NCR’s intent at least 18 months before their announcement. NCR hasn’t the indentured confidentialty contract with its employees like Microsoft. Everyone, from city, to state, to Mike Turner buried their heads in the sand on that one and the blame is equally applied. It was even in the public record in the GA community. That the DDN is a progeny of the Atlanta Constitution also raises eyebrows why the story was killed over and over until it reached the front page. That’s the danger when a community such as Dayton is run and influenced by outside interests including banks. To connect Turner’s votes and earmarks for Wright-Pat with the GM and NCR issues is, in my opinion, connecting dots that aren’t there. Turner’s record is very clear from his position of working on the Bills before him to reduce ALL earmarks in a move- futile as it was – towards fiscal responsibilty at the federal level. My objection to Turner is the blind loyalty to his party over his constituents; the health care debate and banking reform. I will certainly give you a chance but remind you anyone who is elected in November has to carry Independents. To do that you must separate yourself from the incumbent based upon more than I have seen. It may be true the district is in need of new blood and eyes. Montgomery County… Read more »