Columbus, OH Bump Stock Ban Ruled Unconstitutional
By Tom Knighton
Columbus, Ohio wanted to get a jump on the rest of the country. While bump stocks are being banned here and there, they’re still legal in most places and at the national level. While the company that made them, Slide Fire, has ceased operations, that doesn’t mean anything to anti-gunners who quiver in their boots at the idea of citizens being able to shoot rapidly. As a result, the city decided to ban bump stocks.
Now, a judge has smacked down their ban, saying it’s unconstitutional.
A judge ruled this week that Columbus’ citywide ban on bump stocks is unconstitutional.
If that ruling holds, Cincinnati’s ban could be next to fall — though its main sponsor says he thinks that’s unlikely and a ways off.
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge David Cain handed down the Columbus ruling Thursday, according to WBNS. Ohioans for Concealed Carry and the Buckeye Firearms Foundation sued after the Columbus City Council passed its ban in May.
“This victory is not a surprise, but it should be a warning to other cities in Ohio,” Dean Rieck, executive director of Buckeye Firearms Association, said in a written statement.
“It’s unfortunate that we must sue cities …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms