Man with rifle, gun, says weapons are for self-protection

AKRON, Ohio (AP) – A man walking around Akron with a rifle strapped across his back and carrying a gun says the weapons are for self-protection.

Daniel Kovacevic said Friday he doesn’t pose a threat to the law-abiding community and questioned why someone would take guns away from someone who bears weapons responsibly.

The 25-year-old Kovacevic says he’s never been a crime victim but started wearing a pistol about two years ago and added the rifle recently after he thought someone was about to steal the pistol.

Akron police Lt. Rick Edwards says police have received about eight calls from residents worried about Kovacevic after seeing him in their neighborhoods.

Edwards says Kovacevic is within his rights to carry the weapons in Ohio, which doesn’t prohibit openly displaying a firearm.

(Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s