cashman966 wrote:...Apparently the county prosecutor contacted him after receiving an email from Dave. Which kind of blindsided me as no one made any mention of intervening on my behalf...
OMG! I'm SO sorry, seriously! I forgot to update the thread.
One, give me a minute to post my letter.
Two, please DO contact Sheriff Sabin. I won't. I promise. At least, not yet.
Not a huge issue, just a little surprized.
So anyway, here is my most recent draft, I am open to any suggestions or corrections. but this is what I plan on sending tomorrow afternoon.
I am writing you as your name came up in the course my recent concealed handgun license renewal in Delaware County.
I submitted my renewal application on Friday May 1, 2015, the clerk that handles concealed handgun licenses for Sheriff Martin informed me that since my current license had expired on April 19,2015 she had to hang on to it as it was no longer valid. I referenced the 30-day grace period and she informed me that as of March 23, 2015 the grace period had been eliminated.
I left the office without my license as I thought I might have missed this change in the law, but after reviewing ORC 2923.125(A), I discovered it was the clerk who had incorrect information.
I returned to her office on Monday May 6, 2015 to discuss the matter further. She stated that as far as she knew the grace period was eliminated and that she received that information from you. She told me that you had said that it was illegal to carry on an expired license after March 23, 2015. The clerk did reluctantly return my license and said she would research the grace period herself.
I have since discussed the matter with Sheriff Martin and he has assured me that he will take steps to fix the training error in his office. However my question is, if the clerk did receive this incorrect information from you, are there other departments that also received the same bad information? This in turn raises the following concern, that others in my situation may have their licenses improperly seized, or worse yet, have improper criminal charges filed against them if they are found to be carrying during the 30 day grace period.
I would ask that you reveiw 2923.125(A) and issue corrected direction to any County Sheriff’s offices that may have received incorrect information from you regarding the grace period. I would also ask that you please respond to me with your conclusions and actions either by email, phone or I would be happy to meet you in person if you would like.
Ignorant or Stupid, I'm not sure which is worse. If someone were stupid, at least they'd have an excuse for all the dumb things they say.
Pass the Peace Pipe I need another hit
IANAL and neither are most people on this board, its just shows more with some than others.