date Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 8:17 PM
subject Park Ordinance 95.18 ( J )
hide details Oct 7 (2 days ago)
To Whom it May Concern,
Hello, I am writing this email to inquire about the Beavercreek park ordinance 95.18. Specifically subsection J that states,
"No person in a park except a police officer shall have in their possession any firearm, switchblade, hunting knife, dagger, metal knuckles, slingshot, or other dangerous weapons."
My concern with this is that it appears to be in violation with Ohio law, specifically ORC 9.68.
" 9.68 Right to bear arms - challenge to law.
(A) The individual right to keep and bear arms, being a fundamental individual right that predates the United States Constitution and Ohio Constitution, and being a constitutionally protected right in every part of Ohio, the general assembly finds the need to provide uniform laws throughout the state regulating the ownership, possession, purchase, other acquisition, transport, storage, carrying, sale, or other transfer of firearms, their components, and their ammunition. Except as specifically provided by the United States Constitution, Ohio Constitution, state law, or federal law, a person, without further license, permission, restriction, delay, or process, may own, possess, purchase, sell, transfer, transport, store, or keep any firearm, part of a firearm, its components, and its ammunition."
I would like to know if this ordinance (95.18 (j)) is still on the books as quoted above and if so if there is any intention to remove or modify it to be in compliance with state law.
Thank you for your time and quick response,