Few corrections, the SYG part was not removed. Also, not sure who it disqualifies for a veteran at proposed. Yes, it has the possibility, but so does the federal government right now. I'm not sure how this changes anything for veterans.
But Sub HB 203 would take the the decision making from the local Sheriff and give it to the BATFE. I bet the feds wish they would have had that in place in Colorado when the Sheriffs stood up for their citizens. Other states are moving in the opposite direction. See http://reporting.sunlightfoundation.com ... ification/.
As to dudleydoright, I need more info. Is your record officially sealed or are you going by the logic of "sealed at 18?" Many think a juvenile record is automatically sealed at 18 when in many times it's not. The ORC doesn't mandate that it be done automatically, it only says "shall be sealed upon the juvenile being 18" or something along those lines. Which the way I read it (and keep in mind, it's been about 2-3 years since I've looked at that section) is that when you apply, it will automatically be granted.
It is a little more complicated than whether a juvenile or adult record is sealed. See State v. Hendren (2005), 9th Dist. No. 22464, 2005-Ohio-2814, http://statecasefiles.justia.com/docume ... o-2814.pdf. In that case, Mr. Hendren was convicted of 7 felonies for having firearms. The appeals court made the following ruling:
“In his argument in support of his assignment of error, Mr. Hendren argues only that his prior conviction was placed under seal by a court, and therefore essentially could not be used against him to convict him of the instant charge. Mr. Hendren invokes R.C. 2953.33, which governs the sealing of records. However, Mr. Hendren does not present any authority that provides that sealing of records under R.C. 2953.33 also applies to relieve a defendant of a disability imposed pursuant to R.C. 2923.13. See, e.g., State v. Conwell (Apr. 12, 2000), 9th Dist. No. 19482, at *17, fn. 3.***Thus, a defendant seeking to be relieved of a disability must do so pursuant to the procedure set forth in R.C. 2923.14. This statute section provides that a defendant seeking to remove a disability is to apply to the court of common pleas in the county in which the defendant resides. R.C. 2923.14(A).*** Mr. Hendren has failed to demonstrate that he followed this procedure.*** The judgment of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas is affirmed.”
Anyone who thinks they may be caught in the widening of the firearms prohibition net should consult a good attorney if Sub HB 203 becomes law.
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms**disarm only those who [don't] commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides." - Thomas Jefferson.