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A sign in Fort Wayne's inner city celebrating the expiration of the federal assault weapons ban in 2004. The sign, put up by Tom Ostrognai, says Hurrah for the Second Amendment.


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Hurrah For The Second Amendment

Local activist Tom Ostrognai posted this sign on one of his properties on Lafayette Street in Fort Wayne's inner city to celebrate the expiration of the federal assault weapons ban. The law prohibited the manufacture or import of semiautomatic assault rifles, though the millions of guns already in private hands in the United States remained legal to buy, sell, and use.

"HURRAH FOR THE 2ND Amendment 9-14-04 and to hell with the newspaper's editorial board and the bureaucrats who lost their jobs over their self-serving vote 10 years ago. Tom Ostrognai"

Ostrognai is a local landlord who became famous in the 1990s for his cable access TV show, where he videotaped drug dealers plying their trade in the inner-city neighborhoods where he owned properties. He played the videos on his show, and mocked the Fort Wayne Police Department for their inability or unwillingness to do anything about the gangs and drug dealing that were beginning to become a problem in the early 1990s in the city. When then-mayor Paul Helmke denied there was a problem with crack cocaine in the city, Ostrognai took him out one night and the two men bought crack from one of the local dealers!





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