Franklin Co. judge overturns Columbus bump stock ban; upholds ban on criminals possessing guns

Franklin Co. judge overturns Columbus bump stock ban; upholds ban on criminals possessing guns

Video COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A local judge struck down a recently-adopted ordinance that outlaws bump stocks in the city of Columbus. At the same time, he upheld a law that keeps firearms out of the hands of some convicted criminals. Ohioans for Concealed Carry sued the city, saying two of the ordinances Columbus City Council passed in May were unconstitutional. READ MORE: Gun rights groups sue Columbus over bump stock ordinance Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein announced that Franklin County Judge David Cain made the ruling Friday on Ohioans For Concealed Carry Vs. Columbus. Cain ruled that the bump stock ban is "in direct conflict" with the Ohio Revised Code. Read Cain’s full ruling below or click here to view. Dean Rieck, executive director of the Buckeye Firearms Association, said the ruling is "exactly what we expected. "We told the city that it could not pass any gun laws," he said in a statement. "But they ignored us and did it anyway. This victory is not a surprise, but it should be a warning to other cities in Ohio. Buckeye Firearms Association will not tolerate infringements against the Second Amendment and will take action against any city that passes unconstitutional laws. "Not only has Columbus lost this lawsuit. They will now be forced to pay all attorney fees and legal costs. Instead of using that money for legitimate programs that would reduce crime, they have just thrown their money away on a completely useless lawsuit everyone knew they would […]

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