Saturday, August 27, 2016

Cleveland's gun control measure ruling

The lawsuit brought on behalf of gun owners had mixed ruling. Ohio state has preemption laws, yet the city decided to implement its own law.

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court ruled that

-city's definition of automatic firearm is unconstitutional
-city's law prohibiting firing a gun within 500 feet of any park, playground or recreational center owned by city exceeded the state law
-city's seizure and confiscation ordinance allowing police to collect weapons from those suspected of drinking or threatening a disturbance violated state carry laws
-cit'y ordinance changing the penalty for defacing a firearm from what the state allows was unconstitutional

-city’s gun lock law is legal
-law requirementing all firearms found on school property be reported to the police is also legal
-the reporting of private gun sales is also legal
-a mandate to report lost or stolen guns is legal
-gun offender registry is legal