Currently I thought drug use is a disqualifier for owning firearms. so why did the office place the firearm back in the car ?
https://www.cleveland.com/berea/index.s ... er_ma.html
A North Ridgeville man, 73, was arrested at about 8 p.m. Jan. 26 after police caught him with a container of marijuana.
Police had stopped the man's Nissan Rogue after seeing the vehicle turn from Wesley Drive to North Rocky River without signaling. After stopping, the man tried to hide something in his car. Police noticed a sword in the backseat, so they told the man to place his hands on the steering wheel.
When police sought permission to search the driver's Nissan, the man said no. Police asked dispatchers to send a K-9 to the scene. Before the K-9 arrived, the man handed over the marijuana. The man said no weapons, aside from the sword, were in the car. However, police found a firearm, wrapped in a T-shirt inside a reusable shopping bag, in the car's backseat.
The man said he had purchased the firearm "from someone" outside a Fin Feather Fur Outfitters store. Police determined that the man was "transporting the firearm properly" so they placed it back inside the car.
I get this is a cruddy news article probably missing the pertinent details, that one line just kind of threw me. Especially since they apparently arrested the guy.