Please save the sarcasm for somebody else.
Originally Posted by luvmy40
My point stands. Ohio seems to have the following law on the books:
(B) Any resident of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, or West Virginia, age eighteen or over, and not prohibited by section 2923.13 or 2923.15 of the Revised Code or the laws of his domicile or the United States from acquiring or using firearms, may purchase or obtain a rifle, shotgun, or ammunition therefor in Ohio.
I am going to assume that there is case law on the books interpreting this to mean that folks from other states may not acquire said long guns in Ohio; at the very least, I am sure there are dealers in Ohio who are not at all willing to test the waters there and simply choose not to sell to residents of other states. There are other states that have similar legacy laws based on GCA 1968. Therefore, it seems that what Bass Pro did (whether it is corporate or just that store) is to draw up a "reciprocity" map establishing a policy about which state's residents they will or won't sell long guns to.
I am not asserting any sort of agreement with any of the above; I was simply trying to figure out an explanation for the situation described in the original post.
If there is Ohio AG opinion or State Supreme Court decision on file that states that residents of any other state may, indeed, buy long guns on Ohio, then you should draft a letter off to Bass Pro and ask them to reconsider their policy.