Ohio Legislature Overrides Kasich’ Veto of Gun Law Reform
Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- The Ohio legislature has passed an override of Governor Kasich’ veto of HB 228. There are several major reforms in Ohio’s HB 228.
One provision is to strengthen Ohio’s preemption statute. Ohio, as with most states, has a law that reserves statutory authority about firearms to the legislature. Local governments and regulatory bodies are not allowed to make a crazy quilt of ordinances and regulations to prevent the exercise of Second Amendment rights in the State.
Local governments refused to repeal ordinances that infringed on second amendment rights, producing a chilling effect on the exercise of those rights.
A provision in the previous statute provided for the recovery of costs and attorney’s fees when cities were sued, to provide an incentive for them to follow the law. Several cities changed their local ordinances as a result.
Some cities used a loophole in the law to discourage further lawsuits. They refused to change the law, fighting the effort in court until the last minute, wasting city resources and costing those challenging their illegal actions as much money as possible. Then, before a court ruling was made, …Read the Rest