Ohio Court Strikes Down Bump-Stock Ban
Arizona -(Ammoland.com)– A Franklin County judge in Ohio has ruled the Columbus City Council ban on bump-stocks is invalid under Ohio law. The ban was passed in May of 2018, as part of an series of infringements aimed at gun owners. From ab6onyourside.com:
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A Franklin County Judge has ruled Columbus’ bump-stock ban as unconstitutional.
The ban was passed by the Columbus City Council in May. The ban was part of a series of four ordinances aimed at reducing gun violence.
On Friday, Franklin County Judge David E. Cain ruled the bump-stock ban violates state law and the city cannot enforce it.
Buckeye Firearms Foundation and Ohioans for Concealed Carry filed the lawsuit in Franklin County Common Pleas back in June. They say the city has no authority to regulate firearms under state law.
Ohio and all states have preemption statutes that prohibit local governments from passing laws that are in conflict with or more restrictive than existing state firearms law. The purpose is to ensure that people are able to exercise Second Amendment rights without fear of breaking local ordinances. It would be practically impossible to …Read the Rest