Am I Legal To Carry Here?

Am I Legal To Carry Here?

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    Am I Legal To Carry Here?

    On my way to the demonstration in Columbus yesterday, one of my fellow attendees walked up beside me and said he wasn't sure we were allowed to carry in Columbus city parks. I told him we were good to go, but he didn't believe me. He said he had called the parks department and someone there told him he couldn't carry. I pointed out that he was concealed, and don't ask, don't tell is a good plan when one isn't certain. He said he just couldn't take that chance. With that, he trotted up to the three officers on bicycle patrol securing that side of the park, announced that he was carrying, and wanted to know if it was legal for him to carry in the park.

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    You are ok in ohioin parks forests and wma. Www.handgunlaw.us click on your state.

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    ...and what did the po-po tell him???

    ...googled "concealed carry legal in Columbus Ohio city parks?" :

    http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/node/6004

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    At handgunlaw.us/states/ohio.pdf, there's a reference to an Ohio Supreme Court ruling in 2008 on this exact question (Slip Opinion 2008-Ohio-4605). Basically, it says that while municipalities are lawfully able to create ordinances in their interest, conflicts with the state's preemption over the field of arms-related legislation reigns supreme. Hence, carry is lawful in city parks.

    Decision, O’DONNELL

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    The issue presented in this case concerns whether Clyde Ordinance 2004-41, which prohibits licensed handgun owners from carrying concealed handguns in Clyde city parks, is a valid exercise of the municipality’s home-rule power according to Section 3, Article XV III, of the Ohio Constitution. Because the ordinance is an exercise of the municipality’s police power that conflicts with a general law, the ordinance is unconstitutional. Accordingly, we affirm the judgment of the court of appeals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snub44 View Post
    ...and what did the po-po tell him???

    ...googled "concealed carry legal in Columbus Ohio city parks?" :

    Supreme Court Strikes Down City Ordinance Banning Guns in Public Parks | Buckeye Firearms Association
    I did not stick around to listen to his conversation with them.
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    I didn't mean to imply with my title that I'm unfamiliar with Ohio gun laws. It was the question my fellow attendee asked the police.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    I didn't mean to imply with my title that I'm unfamiliar with Ohio gun laws. It was the question my fellow attendee asked the police.
    Your friend needs to knOw the law before he assumes.

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    ...I believe I'd have skipped that conversation, too...some folks just gotta talk about it...
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    I didn't mean to imply with my title that I'm unfamiliar with Ohio gun laws. It was the question my fellow attendee asked the police.

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    Yep. As a general rule, seeking legal counsel in real-time from police officers is generally a bad idea.

    Handguns laws and rulings are readily accessible to people. Why they don't read them before carrying is beyond me.
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    ...or even ask a lawyer...ANYTHING but "ask-a-policeman"...
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    In Ohio, one is required to read and attest to having read on their CHL application, the Attorney General's manual: http://ohioattorneygeneral.gov/OhioA...a0a294f589.pdf
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    ...seems like the guy might have been better at "attestin' " than he was at readin'...

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    Hey I'm doing this am I legal = Bad JUJU
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    "Excuse me, person sworn to enforce the law, am I committing a crime right now by doing this?"

    How can someone not realize that there is a really good chance that a police officer will arrest them if they walk up to the police officer and confess that they are in the process of committing a crime?

    Some people's level of stupidity is off the charts.
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    ^^^^^^^

    So the guy says that he can't take the chance that its not legal for him to be carrying... so he walks up to a bunch of cops (while carrying a gun) and asks them if he is breaking the law... WOW... I would have definitely stayed and watched that interaction

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