Small win for gun safety

Columbus Dispatch: It shouldn’t be so hard to keep us all a little safer from gun violence.

But a Franklin County Common Pleas Court ruling on Friday underscored – again – that it never has been, and probably never will be, easy to enact reasonable restrictions at any level when it comes to regulating firearms in the United States.

Columbus officials are rightfully pleased that Judge David Cain upheld at least part of a package of gun ordinances passed by Columbus City Council in May.

The judge ruled the city can disarm and file misdemeanor charges against those who carry guns after being convicted of domestic violence and other crimes. State law had been silent, and federal law was not being enforced.

Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein called Cain’s ruling on weapons under disability “a huge win for common-sense gun regulations.”

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