Thursday, November 26, 2020

Court Victory

 Buckeye Firearms Found., Inc. v. Cincinnati, 2020-Ohio-5422:

 The issue presented in this appeal is whether the city of Cincinnati exceeded its home-rule authority by enacting a municipal ordinance banning the possession and transfer of firearm “trigger activators.” Because the ordinance conflicts with a state law governing an individual’s rights to ownership and possession of firearms, we determine that the municipal ordinance is an invalid exercise of home-rule authority. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.

My experience with trigger cranks is that make the most sense for bipod mounted weapons where you have hope of holding the weapon to ground, stable enough to do more than scare the enemy.

1 comment:

  1. "Firearm 'Trigger Activators'."
    My first thought was this had to be void for vagueness without more definition, as I immediately recalled a Charles Russell story entitled "Finger That Kills."
    The story tells of an Indian who lost three fingers on his right hand in a horse thieving raid on another tribe, retaining only his thumb and index finger. The last lines were "'The dog-eater's foolish like a squaw when he leaves me this,' says he, smilin' an' holdin' up his lone finger. 'For this one has killed two Big Bellies for every one of his dead brothers, an' their scalps have long dried in the lodge of the Finger-That-Kills.'"

    One hundred years ago, and one hundred fifty years ago, it was customary to use the language that was common to the native Americans, and the people of the various tribes used to regularly insult each other. This attitude has remained with us by use of the nicknames of other tribes that have endured as the names of tribes. One tribe may have a nickname based on how the moccasin style of the other tribe resembles ears of corn whose husks pucker up as they are roasted. The tribe known as "the Hurons" got that name as the French equivalent of another tribe's name for them as "The Rough Ones." The various tribes in the intermountain Basin-and-Range area were called Digger Indians because food was hard to get, and they would eat anything, including the insect pupae that would accumulate on Mono Lake. The Gros Ventre are so named because the food in their territory was also scarce and was a reference to the bellies swollen by hunger common during starvation and allegedly a recognizable feature of that tribe. "Dog-eater" and "Eater of Carrion" were also common insults between tribes.