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.

 

 

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