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Sun Jun 9, 2019, 08:42 PM

Cincinnati Sues State of Ohio Over Gun Law Restrictions

Can Ohio cities pass gun control laws stricter than the state's? That will be up to courts to decide.

The city of Cincinnati filed a lawsuit against the state of Ohio in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court today alleging that Ohio's House Bill 228 violates the so-called "home rule" rights of municipalities.

Those rights, spelled out in the Ohio Constitution, guarantee that towns, cities and other local governments can pass laws as they see fit.

The city's complaint alleges that HB 228 also violates separation of powers spelled out in the state constitution and that the state "acted unconstitutionally and illegally by enacting a punitive firearms preemption law."

Read more: https://www.citybeat.com/news/blog/21072092/cincinnati-sues-state-of-ohio-over-gun-law-restrictions

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