The Gongwer News Service reported recently on testimony offered in Columbus by Buckeye Firearms Association President Jim Irvine.
From the article:
Rules prescribing safety measures for foster parents were delayed this week after gun advocates warned that restrictions on firearm storage would likely be found unconstitutional.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services’ foster care rules were scheduled to come before the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review Monday, but the agency removed from the agenda.
ODJFS spokesman Ben Johnson said the agency identified a problem with one of the other rules in the package and plans to re-file them for a future hearing.
While ODJFS’s safety regulations on foster homes already require providers to keep guns and ammunition “stored in an inoperative condition in a locked area inaccessible to children,” the agency planned to revise the broader rule to include similar requirements for prescription drugs and to prohibit the use of unvented kerosene heaters.