We’re hearing State Rep Ron Hood is is preparing to introduce a version of Kris Jordan’s crazy, anti-law enforcement, unconstitutional gun bill in the Ohio House.

TerminatorHoodThe bill would make it a first degree felony for any law enforcement officer – local, state or federal – to enforce a law that required Ohioans to register a firearm.

The Ohio FOP called the bill “grandstanding” and blatantly unconstitutional.

Hood and Wes Retherford, the bill’s other sponsor, are currently looking for co-sponsors in the House.

An attorney who regularly deals with constitutional issues described the bills this way:

Let me be blunt: this bill is a whole lot of constitutional-crazy.  The proposed statute makes it a felony for a federal official to enforce a federal law in Ohio.   In other words, an FBI Special Agent who sought to enforce a federal law could be hauled into state court and sent to a state prison.  This plainly violates the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution. 

Simply put, federal laws over-ride contradictory state laws, and states are not permitted to take actions to thwart federal law.  This is an effort at back-door nullification, a concept that has been uniformly rejected since before the Civil War.

Hood’s previous legislative achievements have included a homophobic bill (HB515) “to prohibit an adoptive or foster child from being placed in the private residence of a homosexual, bisexual, or transgender person”,  a bill to make Ohio a “right to work” state and bills that helped serve as a model for Ohio’s current disaster of a charter school system.

Over the past three years Hood, a self-proclaimed fiscal conservative, has been sued by multiple credit card companies for outstanding credit card debts totaling over $100,000.


  • SusanBeehler

    This bill can more likely be traced to your NRA lobbyist. Very similiar bills have been introduced in many of our legislature throughout the country. North Dakota introduced HB1183, our law enforcement filled the hearing room, the bill was amended to allow people to bring a civil suit against the locale who might disobey this and it is on to our Senate. Thank Wayne LaPierre for this crazy bill. Don’t let the lobbyist win, protest it at the hearings make noise on this and call your legislators tell them you think it is WRONG!!!!!

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