Recent United States Supreme Court Decisions
New York State Rifle & Pistol Association: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/20-843_7j80.pdf
West Virginia v. EPA: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/20-1530_new_l537.pdf
Kennedy v. Bremerton School District : https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/21-418_new_onkq.pdf
Carson v. Makin: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/20-1088_dbfi.pdf
Immigration case: Biden v. Texas: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/21-954_7l48.pdf
A comment on the July 2022 article: “Vehicle Safety: Securely Storing Firearms In Your Car”
I will start by stating that I am a Critical Response Attorney for USCCA in northern Ohio, more specifically, Cleveland, Ohio. Reading that Console Vault creator Scott Bonvissuto is a native of Parma, Ohio, I read the article, and immediately had to grab my laptop and write this response. I recently had a member of USCCA call me for representation. Due to the hard financial times created by the Brandon administration, she fell behind on her car note and her vehicle was repossessed. At the time she did not know it was repossessed, but unfortunately, her legally owned firearm, for which she has an Ohio Concealed Handgun License, was under the seat in a lockable container. She immediately called the Parma police and notified them of the fact that her car was taken and that there was a firearm in the vehicle.
She figured out the repossession, paid her car note up to date, and retrieved her vehicle finding that the firearm was still exactly where she had left it. Much to her surprise, the police charged her with Parma Codified Ordinance 672.08, Failure to Secure a Dangerous Ordinance! Read that again, she called the police to report that her firearm was in the car that had been taken, and they charged her with a crime! I was told by the prosecutor that because there have been a rash of kids breaking into cars, stealing guns, and using them to commit crimes, the police are, “cracking down on people who leave guns in their cars.”
The case has since been resolved in a manner that is favorable to my client, but the idea that the government can charge you for securing your firearm in your locked vehicle because a criminal might break in and steal it is just absurd to me.
-Tim Hess ,Esq.
USCCA Critical Response Attorney
This is why I have been working my entire career as a lawyer to keep young men OUT of prison and in the home.
Finally, the County recognizes the importance of assigned counsel for those who need it the most.
Video of a man stealing a "Yes to HESS" campaign sign out of a supporter's front yard raises the questions as to who would have such motivation to remove HESS campaign signs from private property.