Face wrote:Columbus city council member Shayla Favor detailed three pieces of proposed legislation to create gun limits in the city:
Defining large-capacity magazine as any device that can store 30 or more rounds in a firearm and that only law enforcement, armed service members, and federal or state agents can possess magazines with that ammo capacity.
Excluded in this proposal are a feeding device that has been altered to not accommodate more than ten rounds, .22 caliber tub ammo feeding devices, tubular magazines contained in lever action firearms, and an inoperable magazine
Pre empted by state law
Encouraging safer storage of firearms and penalize those who do not exercise due care when they know a minor could access them.
Feel good suggestion no power of law
The proposes legislation would provide defenses for people who safely store firearms when a negligent homicide or assault has taken place.
Prohibiting the selling, giving, lending or furnishing of a firearm to an individual who is prohibited to do so.
This includes the prohibition of purchasing a gun with the intention to sell that gun to a person who is prohibited from carrying one.
Already illegal as a straw purchase
Columbus city officials said Wednesday that they intend to act quickly to pass new gun-control legislation after a Franklin County judge last week blocked part of a state law that prohibited cities from having more-stringent restrictions than the state, saying it violated the state’s constitution.
“Even if the window is brief, we will be damned if we don’t use it,” City Council President Shannon Hardin said.
But before the dust had settled, the window of opportunity had closed again on Thursday, when Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Stephen L. McIntosh, the same judge who granted a preliminary injunction against the state law that prompted the city to act, stayed his own ruling pending appeal at the request of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost.
Mayor Andrew Ginther, City Attorney Zach Klein, and Assistant Police Chief Greg Bodker also took part in the hearing which came after Franklin County common pleas judge sided with Columbus in a ruling which gave the city a green light to regulate firearms.
"I can’t predict the court and how long this will last," Klein said. "But what I can say is that we are here and we have the opportunity. And this opportunity is golden."
docachna wrote:Google "Kabuki theatre". That's all this is, and they know it good and damned well.
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