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Arguments set for case of Ohio gun owner drunk inside house


Added 11-16-19 09:22:02am EST - “The Ohio Supreme Court will hear arguments in February to decide whether a law prohibiting gun owners from carrying firearms while intoxicated should be applied inside a gun owner's home.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Arguments set for case of Ohio gun owner drunk inside house”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Supreme Court will hear arguments in February to decide whether a law prohibiting gun owners from carrying firearms while intoxicated should be applied inside a gun owner’s home.

Lawyers for a Clermont County man arrested in 2018 after he acknowledged having an unloaded shotgun while drunk say the law is unconstitutional when applied to homeowners.

They say a person’s sobriety or intoxication level should have nothing to do with possessing a weapon “in the hearth and home.”

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Gun control advocates argue the safety of Ohio residents and responding police officers would be jeopardized if the court overturned the arrest.

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