Judge overturns Columbus’ ban on gun bump stocks

COLUMBUS, OHIO – A city of Columbus’ law banning a gun accessory that allows semi-automatic weapons to be fired rapidly has been overturned by a judge as unconstitutional.

The Columbus Dispatch reports Franklin County Judge David Cain ruled Friday that municipalities can’t regulate gun accessories like bump stocks under state law.
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2 Responses to Judge overturns Columbus’ ban on gun bump stocks

  1. Heathen says:

    This was already “Settled Law”.

    The Ohio Supreme Court ruled against cities being able to enact firearms laws in an appeal by Cleveland 2010 that that based on the court’s ruling in Ohioans for Concealed Carry, Inc. v. Clyde, 120 Ohio in which Ohioans For Concealed Carry won and were awarded their attorney & court costs by the court as per O.R.C 9.68.

    “THE CITY OF CLEVELAND, APPELLEE, v. THE STATE OF OHIO, APPELLANT.
    [Cite as Cleveland v. State, 128 Ohio St.3d 135, 2010-Ohio-6318.]
    R.C. 9.68 is a general law that displaces municipal firearm ordinances and does
    not unconstitutionally infringe on municipal home-rule authority.
    (No. 2009-2280 — Submitted October 12, 2010 — Decided December 29, 2010.)

    “{¶ 1} Today this court must decide whether R.C. 9.68, a statute enacted
    by the General Assembly in 2006 that provides that only federal or state
    regulations can limit an Ohioan’s individual right to bear arms, is a general law.
    We hold that R.C. 9.68 is a general law that displaces municipal firearm
    ordinances and does not unconstitutionally infringe on municipal home rule
    authority.”

    .pdf file copy of the 2010 ruling here for those interested :
    http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/0/2010/2010-ohio-6318.pdf

    The Judge ruling that upheld a law that allows Columbus to charge some people convicted of violent felonies with misdemeanors for being in possession of a firearm is a nothing burger, felons are already “under disability” when it comes to weapons.

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