Ohio Attorney General's office answers Sen. Randy Gardner on Section 9 violators

According to Senator Randy Gardner's office, the Ohio Attorney General's office has taken a firm position when it comes to Section 9 violators.

In an email response to CCW-advocate Bruce Beatty, who is waging a fight against multiple Section 9 violations by the Toledo Mayor and City Law Director, Sen. Gardner's office said the following:

"The AG's office is under the belief that public busses are not exempted and that local ordinances can't override state law."

The Ohio Attorney General has now concurred with the opinion we've been expressing for months:

  • Toledo's Mayor and City Law Director (and all the others listed as Section 9 violators on the Do Not Patronize While Armed list MAY NOT ban concealed carry in parks, city property, or anywhere else besides the public buildings already banned by HB12.
  • TARTA, Toledo's public transportation system (and Youngstown's, and Canton's, and Columbus'), MAY NOT ban concealed carry beyond their buildings.

Activist Bruce Beatty is actively pursuing Toledo city officials to retract their statements to the media on this subject three weeks ago. Beatty is distributing the following to Toledo media and grassroots activists city-wide (downloads are Word .doc files):

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OFCC puts Section 9 violators on notice

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