A recent decision by the Ohio Supreme Court, slapping the hands of local governments trying to enforce restrictive anti-firearms ordinances, is the latest in a string of judicial decisions protecting our rights secured by the Second Amendment.
Over the last few years at the national level, we have witnessed court rulings that have begun to restore the Second Amendment to the original intent of the Founding Fathers. In 2008, the Supreme Court ruled in District of Columbia v. Heller that the Second Amendment did in fact protect the individual right to keep and bear arms; as opposed to the so-called “collective right” preferred by gun control advocates. And just last year in McDonald v. Chicago, the Court incorporated that right to the states.
Now, the top court in Ohio has placed another roadblock in the path of gun control advocates; striking down local gun laws enacted by municipalities that are more restrictive than those enacted by the state legislature. The state