Originally Posted by hamster
I understand that the guy was in violation of the law, that he should have known better and that he will likely end up in jail.
I had just hoped that the response here on GT would be "Wow, this is terrible what can we do to change the law?" Rather than the Nuremberg defense.
As for the paperwork comment. Remember he was charged with a felony, not a misdemeanor. In my opinion for a felony charge, there should be a victim. But for applying for a CCW licence... OR removing the rounds from the magazine this man did nothing wrong.
He didn't hurt anyone
He didn't threaten anyone
He didn't destroy property
He didn't cause someone injury of any kind.
He didn't trespass
He even announced to the officer the fact he had a pistol for the officer's safety and piece of mind (as per Ohio CCW law).
It is my opinion that people should not be branded as felons over some minor technicality.
The victim is the state of Ohio.
It's not a paperwork mixup, he failed to follow the laws as written by the state of Ohio.
Sent from my PKE meter.