Toledo gun control policies continue to fail to protect residents from criminals

Toledoans wishing to exercise their recently-upheld Constitutional, "fundamental individual right" to bear arms for self-defense cannot do so in Toledo. The following ordinance is being cited by Chief Mike Navarre as reason for which anyone openly carrying a firearm for self-defense within the city limits would be arrested.

Toledo Municipal Code

549.18. Weapon possession in public places prohibited.

(a) No person, in and about the streets, alleys or other public places of the City, or at any place other than the residence
or fixed place of business of such person, or while on a suitable firing range, or while being used for lawful hunting, or while
unloaded at a public firearms display, show or exhibition, shall be in possession of; carry or have on or about his person, any
pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun or any weapon, by whatever name known, which is designed to expel a projectile or projectiles
by the action of expanding gases, or any bowie knife, dirk, blackjack, billyclub, brass knuckles or any other weapon capable of inflicting bodily harm.

(b) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.

(1952 Code § 17-13-121; Ords. 919-73, 122-74)

It's obvious from the constant headlines in the Toledo Blade that only the law-abiding are honoring such bans, and becoming defenseless victims in the process:

Point Place plagued by string of robberies

Gunman robs Kroger on Woodville Road

Officer shoots man after chase

Drive-by shooting suspect arrested during traffic stop

Inmate pulls gun, fires shots in county jail

Mall employee raped twice in 4-hour ordeal (more in separate story to follow - this is outrageous)

Toledo City Officials can be contacted as follows: (click on the "Read More..." link below for contact information.

Toledo Elected Officials:

Mayor Jack Ford: 419-245-1001

Toledo City Council Members:
419-245-1050 - meetings are held every other Tuesday at 4:00 P.M.

Toledo City Law Department:
Telephone: (419) 245-1020
Fax: (419) 245-1090

Chief Prosecutor:
David L. Toska
555 N. Erie Street
Toledo, OH 43624
Telephone: (419) 245-1975

Toledo Police Department

Police Public Affairs: 419-245-3205
Watch Commander: 419-245-3242
Neighborhood Crime Prevention: 419-936-3715

Toledo Police Dept.
525 N. Erie Street
Toledo, OH 43624

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