The city of Cleveland, Ohio is an extremely Democrat city. In the 2012 election, the city defied statistical probability when 149 precincts reported a total of less than 10 votes for Mitt Romney, leading to many suspect some form of voter fraud, but with Obama firmly in control of the Justice Department, nothing was ever done to investigate.
The city has passed several gun ordinances that further stripped citizens of their gun rights causing some gun rights advocates to file a legal challenge. In April 2017, the 8th Ohio District Court of Appeals struck the ordinances down, so the city appealed to the state Supreme Court, who refused to hear the appeals, leaving the lower court’s decision against the city ordinances, a victory for gun owners and citizens.
(Cleveland.com) – The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to take up Cleveland’s appeal of a decision that struck down a gun offender registry and several gun ordinances approved in 2015.
The decision lets stand an April 2017 ruling by the Ohio 8th District Court of Appeals. That ruling held as invalid a package of ordinances proposed by Mayor Frank Jackson and passed by City Council in the wake of a flurry of gun violence in 2014 and 2015.
Jackson on Wednesday expressed disappointment that the Supreme Court would not hear the case.
“I disagree with the Ohio Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the city of Cleveland’s appeal to uphold its own gun laws,” Jackson said in a statement. “The laws the city proposed and that were enacted by our City Council are reasonable and do not conflict with any state gun regulations.” …
The mayor of Cleveland claimed the ordinances were necessary to protect the people and reduce crime and violence, but the courts saw the ordinances as going beyond what was constitutionally allowable. More gun right advocates need to challenge local anti-gun ordinances in order to protect the constitutional rights of the people.