Re: Any C&R Experience in Cincinnati?
Thank you for your thoughts. I'm really not concerned that this fellow or his deputies will hassle me or anything like that. This fellow is an ex marine officer and an ex judge in the county, and generally holds the view that he is always right and anyone else who might have a different view or interpretation of the law is simply stupid and wrong. You’re absolutely right in saying that it might be an education for someone—him. It wouldn’t surprise me that even though he is CLEO he has no idea that such a thing as a C&R license exists. I can just imagine him receiving a copy of my form and a pleasant letter explaining the situtation and him hitting the roof, calling a hugh press conference and announcing how such a thing is a menace to public safety and beginning some sort of national campaign to abolish C&R licenses. I know it sounds paranoid, but I’d hate to be responsible for setting this guy off on some sort of anti-C&R campaign!!! You’re also right in that he should have better things to do, but as it is he has time to assign officers to such high priority tasks as having officers pose as underage girls in chat rooms to lure people into the county from all over the place just so he can make a big splash on the news for arresting perverts. He has also been known to do lots of other, crazier things. For example, he had one of his deputies return an AR15 that had been stolen. The person lived within the city limits of the Cincinnati, as I do, which means that all “assault weapons” must be registered with the city, and this one had been properly registered which is why the deputy returned it. However, when the deputy was returning it to the legal owner, he noticed that the owner had several 20 round magazines, none of which were registered in the city. You guessed it. High capacity magazines, even 15 round tube mags. on .22 rifles according to some interpretations, within the city limits of Cincinnati must be registered! The deputy arrested the owner of the AR15 for owning unregistered mags. Several trials and thousands of dollars and some jail time later, the fellow is now a felon. This CLEO even had a local businessman who happened to be a siek repeatedly arrested and tried for carrying the ceremonial knife which their religious beliefs require male sieks carry. This one went all the way to federal court. In this case the guy was acquitted, but it cost him tens of thousands of dollars. Hopefully these sort of incidents help explain my concern about the local CLEO.
Well, enough of that, now on to another question. I admit that I haven’t read the rules and regulations for a C&R lately, but I promise to do so. Until then, my only other major question concerns the firearms that I already own. If I get a C&R license, do they go into the A&D log, or is it only for things I acquire after I get the license?
Thanks again for all your help. Sincerely -- Steve
Last edited by sck; 02-04-2005 at 11:52 PM..