9/18/2008

Ohio Supreme Court strikes down local ban on carrying concealed handguns

A copy of the opinion is here.

The Supreme Court of Ohio held today that a Clyde city ordinance banning possession of firearms in municipal parks is unconstitutional because it conflicts with a general state law that permits licensed individuals to carry a concealed weapon on any public property other than at locations specified in the state statute. The Court’s 4-3 decision was authored by Justice Terrence O’Donnell.

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Blogger John A said...

So another "feel-ggod" law/ordnance dies. If Ohio cities such as Clyde are like the city across the river from me, there are mini-parks (less than the allowed house-lot in size) at nearly every turn, with few stopping to realize that bit of curb-bordered grass in the middle of the street they step on when crossing is often a "park."

9/18/2008 2:54 PM  
Blogger Mike Gallo said...

What is disgusting is that three of seven judges actually can't read a very basic preemption law.

9/19/2008 11:31 AM  

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