Cleveland Plain Dealer: "Seniors feel safer when they carry gun"
He said the .380-caliber handgun on his handlebars will ensure he's doing it at 70.
Geis is among a growing number of seniors licensed to carry a concealed firearm. Because of the way the state collects such information, it's hard to determine exactly what portion of concealed-carry permit holders are 60 or older. However, some local permit data and anecdotal information indicate they have steadily packed heat since the state's concealed-carry law passed in 2004.
"You are out in a park, riding a bicycle trail and all of a sudden you're confronted by a drug addict who would kill you for $5," Geis said. "Are you going to sit there and say, 'Boy, I hope the police show up?'
"Having a concealed weapon today is more to my advantage than it perhaps would've been when I was 30 years old.". . . .