Thanks for your quick response! I really appreciate that.
Also , thanks for providing me with the link to your city codes. I am not a lawyer, but it DOES look like you guys are violating state law.
Your ordinance 549.12 starts out by saying “(a) No person shall carry on or about his person a pistol…”
Unlike many other ordinances listed, 549.12 does not have a notation at the end showing what section of the ORC it is based on. I tried searching at codes.ohio.gov for a similar section but could not find one. If you know exactly which state code this ordinance is based on, could you forward that info, please?
Again, I am not a lawyer, but your ordinance 549.12 appears to violate Ohio Revised Code 9.68 and should probably be repealed or amended ASAP. Should a person be arrested for violating that ordinance, your city may be in danger of lawsuits. As an attorney, you probably know that ORC 9.68 provides for awarding costs and attorney fees should you be sued.
Thanks for your time and I hope to hear from you soon.