State Supreme Court to hear preemption case October 12
Earlier this month, the Ohio Supreme Court announced that it will hear oral arguments for an important gun rights case, City of Cleveland v. State of Ohio, on October 12, 2010.
The case came about after the Ohio General Assembly voted to override Governor Bob Taft's veto of HB347 - Ohio's "preemption" law - which codified R.C. 9.68, ensuring that firearms laws would be uniform throughout the state.
The City of Cleveland immediately sued the State of Ohio, and the Supreme Court is now going to be forced to issue a ruling that will decide once and for all whether R.C. 9.68 is valid. If it is valid, than other than ordinances banning the discharge of firearms inside city limits and zoning laws, Ohio cities are, once and for all, out of the gun control business.