Werz wrote:Rhino wrote:Montgomery County fairgrounds are posted too. I worked there during the county fair a couple of weeks ago. I never even noticed the signs. Somebody else told me about them. I was carrying at the time. I told the person that informed me about the signs that they weren't legal. He said they were because the fairground was owned by a private association, the Montgomery County Agricultural Society. So I called up the Montgomery county property records web site. It's owned by the Montgomery County Agricultural Society alright, but the land use description says, "E - EXEMPT PROPERTY OWNED BY COUNTIES". There's actually more than one parcel. Some of the smaller ones belong to Metroparks. It's not privately owned. They're in violation of ORC 9.68. I kept carrying. The guy I was talking to works in the county juvenile detention center and knows the cops very well. He said they'd arrest someone if they knew they were carrying, and they don't give a crap about ORC 9.68 or about who lost a lawsuit before. They fully intend to ban guns until they lose a lawsuit themselves.
I may produce an all-purpose legal memorandum which clearly establishes that county agricultural societies are not private entities for the purpose of firearms prohibitions. I was going to do one for the benefit of the Wayne County Fair Board, but they responded so immediately to the advice in the prosecuting attorney's email that it was not necessary. However, it may be beneficial to get the prevailing law out to all the counties.
It probably won't do much good this year, and I don't have the time right now, anyway, but it's something which could be available for next year.
I'd be very interested in a copy when you find the time. Thanks.