Ohio pre-emption bill would knock out 80 ordinances
The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that the recently-passed Ohio pre-emption law would invalidate 80 local gun ordinances (five in Columbus alone). That is, if it's not vetoed.
Great quote from Toby Hoover, of the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence: "Once they pass a law to allow carrying concealed weapons, they keep coming back year after year until the laws are all gone."
Uh, didnt they get a new (pro-gun) governor this election cycle? I predict this bill makes a comeback sooner rather than later if it is vetoed.
Posted by: Beerslurpy at December 5, 2006 09:54 PM
Strickland's varied, but he's better than Taft. Hopefully it'll come back once the office switches... and Strickland won't have been faking.
Posted by: gattsuru at December 5, 2006 10:16 PM
We aren't going to stop once all the victim-disarmament laws are gone.
We'll pass new laws ... like requiring a permit to NOT open carry.
Posted by: Kristopher at December 6, 2006 11:11 AM
We're not stopping until the Second Amendment is treated as expansively as the First Amendment.
Of course, that's easy for me to say, sitting in the People's Republic of California, as I am, but I do pay money to the Cal Rifle and Pistol Assoc. in the hopes that they can change this. I also wrote the Governator to express my opposition to two of the more egregious anti-gun laws this year.
Posted by: Windy Wilson at December 6, 2006 03:02 PM
The Ohio House of Representatives voted 71 to 21 to override Gov Taft's veto. It took them about 35 seconds after they read the official veto notification by Taft. Sweet!!! Now it is up to the Ohio Senate, who needs 20 votes to override, they had 19 last vote, with 4 members note voting. Two of which are pro-gun. I can't wait until Tuesday.....maybe Santa will come early this year for Ohio's gun owners.
Posted by: J at December 7, 2006 01:15 PM