JustaShooter wrote:MyWifeSaidYes wrote:I owe a return call to Howard Call, the executive director of the Ohio Fair Managers Association. It was suggested by one of the recently contacted ag societies that letting the Association know about R.C. 9.68 would be an effective way to get the information out to everyone. This could potentially be a way to get that info out in an ongoing manner so we don't have to keep fighting this issue every time a new group of fair board members gets elected.
Once I've talked to the director, I'll start a topic about it.
Something that should be a part of that education in my opinion would be the distinction between shelters, buildings, and actual government facilities so they only post the correct facilities. They are going to have to work pretty hard to convince me that those barns, even the fancy ones with concrete floors, are anything other than shelters no matter what they are used for during the fair...
Seems to me it might be fruitful to offer to work with the OFMA to develop informational bulletins for them to their members, breaking down the law into easily digestible snippets ("Where may firearms be banned ? Where may firearms not be banned ?", etc.). I do NOT think it's wise to offer to help develop signs, as I think that would encourage posting. I think it's enough that we offer to clarify THE LAW to them, and help them convey this to their members.
If they reject our assistance, hey, we tried, but don't gripe if you get a bunch of......folks open-carrying at numerous fairs next year where a problem is perceived.