William D. Lewis | posted Feb 9th 2013
A local gun owner is concerned about proper placement of firearm signs.
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Can any business or property owner prohibit firearms on the premises? Does that prohibition carry the force of law?
What an idiot.
Politely, Pat there are several errors in your video. The Ohio Revised Code says nothing about posting at entry doors or entrances. The Code simply says "conspicious" in those places where the State law requires signs. Furthermore, I haven't found any requirement for a restaurant owner to post these signs at all.
Pat you should have known, without the benefit of a sign, that ORC 2923.121 states :"(A) No person shall possess a firearm in any room in which any person is consuming beer or intoxicating liquor in a premises for which a D permit has been issued under Chapter 4303. of the Revised Code or in an open air arena for which a permit of that nature has been issued."
Maybe you didn't know there was a bar in the resaurant, as soon as you realized that you have left if you were carrying.
A restaurant that is not serving beer or liquor may still post a sign that infringes on your rights. However, absent any other violations, the party can only be charged with criminal tresspass (4th degree misdemeanor). If the violation occurs the a parking lot then the violation is a civil tresspass.
Happy Bob..... This law has changed. Don't run off at the mouth unless you know what your talking about.
Unfortunately, the Vindicator Reporter failed to ask Mr. McWreath what "Constitutional Right" was being violated by business placing signs in their windows. Businesses, like people , have a Constitutional Right to be secure in their homes. The US Supreme Court, in DC vs. Heller ruled that it is a Constitutional Right to have a firearm in your home for your protection. In addition, the Court stated the Second Amendment allows reasonable restrictions on firearms, including who can have them and under what conditions, where they can be taken, and what type of firearms are permissible. Mr. McWreath’s personal misinformed belief that his Right supersedes the Rights of others is wrong. If he wants to carry a gun, more power to him, but to force others to tolerate and give into his illogical interpretation of the most recent US Supreme Court ruling on the Second Amendment does not make sense. I am more disappointed in the reporter failing to have Mr. McWreath explain how his interpretation of the Second Amendment is so different than the US Supreme Court. Hats off to the businesses that stand up for their Rights and not bow to misinformed gun zealots.
To Ron and others:I think you are correct, the ORC 2923.121 (A) has been changed. So my apologies to Mr McWeathy and others.
My original source was codes.ohio.gov that still has the prohibition listed as in effect. But I see from BFA and others that ORC 2923.121 (A) has been changed.
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