Yes, I said it. Retard. I believe the term’s meaning has changed. “Going full retard” isn’t a slam against people who are genetically mentally or developmentally challenged. It now refers to ostensibly smart people doing something unbelievably stupid. If I’m wrong, tell me. If I’m not, the Cleveland City Council qualifies for the term. Despite the fact that the Ohio State Supreme Court ruled that The Buckeye State’s state gun laws preempt local laws – ’cause that’s the way they’re written – Cleveland is set to enact a new gun control ordinance that violates state law anyway. And how . . .
Some of the elements of the legislation being pushed by the city administration include requiring private sellers to report sales to police, prohibiting the concealed carry of handguns, which state law allows and requiring a gun owner to report a lost or stolen firearm to police.
I can’t find a link to the actual ordinance. (Thanks for nothing, local news media and clevelandcitycouncil.org.) Until and unless TTAG’s Armed Intelligenstia help me out, we’ll just have to assume that wkyc.com‘s got it right (autoplay video at the link).
This much we know: Cleveland City Council’s got it wrong. Americans have a natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. Any laws that infringe upon that right are illegal, immoral and, for all we know, fattening. It’s time for Cleveland and its ilk to go on a gun-law-free diet. As the state Supreme Court will no doubt remind them. Again. Still.