Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Mallory to sue? UPDATED

Rumor has it that the City will be filing suit to block the implementation of Ohio's newest gun law.

The new law, which goes into effect Wednesday the 14th of March (tomorrow), has the positive effect of creating a uniform set of gun laws across the state. It also provides attorney's fees to those who challenge a municipality's continued ordinances or regulations that are in conflict with the new state law.

Basically, the new law confirms that the people have the right to own, transport or carry any firearm, openly or concealed, in the State of Ohio as long as they are within compliance with Ohio law. In short: Local gun control laws are tossed out, and we have the same rules everywhere in Ohio!

Shame on the City for filing suit, assuming the rumors are correct.

UPDATE: Well, WTF has an old college friend who works in Cleveland. He tells WTF that Cleveland is filing the suit, with Cincinnati to possibly join on. They'd rather try in Cuyahoga County, where they'll find liberal judges. Hamilton County Judges are too scary to Mallory and his crew.


Nasty, Brutish & Short said...

I think they already did sue. Didn't they file something before the end of the year?

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot said...

No, they did not. They can't file suit until there is an effect upon them. That can't happen until the law goes into effect.

Nasty, Brutish & Short said...

Yes, thank you. I KNOW. But when has a triffle like the standing doctrine stopped a liberal litigant from filing a claim?

I have realized what I was thinking of... Mallory had the City file suit right before the end of the year on the city's lawsuit against the gun industry. I believe the Republicans got some new legislation in under the wire, restricting these claims before Strickland came in. The city acted to preserve their rights, before the new legislation went in to effect.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot said...

Actually, you would know about that doctrine, wouldn't you?

However, not all our readers would. Mostly I was directing it towards them.