The geniuses in Columbus are drafting a new law (http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/02/25/secret-compartments-could-get-drivers-busted.html) stating that any vehicle with a hidden compartment, defined as a “space, box, or other closed container” that is added, modified or attached to an existing vehicle, will be guilty of a fourth-degree felony. Kasich claims that this law is designed to combat drug trafficking, but the definition seems to include locking toolboxes as well as locking pistol cases that many people use to secure their weapons. Let's put a stop to this idiocy before it's signed into law!
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So much for adding an aftermarket lock-box to your Jeep so you can leave the top off in the summer.
I agree the law is asinine, but I’m not sure a tool box or aftermarket lock-box is considered “a hidden compartment”. I don’t understand how having this makes drug enforcement easier. If they want to make it harder for drug dealers, make the law about transporting and/or selling drugs tougher.
I put my carry piece in a lockbox when I have to disarm and leave it in the vehicle. I would rather take the chance of being a felon than having my piece stolen by a felon.
So much for Republicans being in favor of a smaller, less intrusive government. Like most government action with relation to the war on drugs, this is just political theater. Kasich's solution to preventing drug trafficking is making secret compartments illegal and putting up signs? Yeah, that will work.
Seems like a law/rule that would be abused in the wrong "law enforcement" hands.
Golly jee, wherever will those drug traffickers hide their drugs after lockboxes in vehicles are illegal? They will probably just give up on the whole Ohio market since our governor and his buddies are so clever.
That article also mentions the addition of signs to warn drug traffickers of Ohio's stance. I can't wait to see all those cars pulling U-turns at the border.
Kasich: “A lot of the people that are dealing these drugs are after our kids.” No, the kids are typically the ones chasing down the drugs.
OR, we could just legalize cannabis, tax it and create a huge commercial hemp industry, and use the tens of billions of tax dollars to reinvest in our city cores?? Ehhhhh?
A guy can dream, can't he?
If the drug dealers are after your kids, then FUCKING DRUG TEST THEM, PARENTS!
yes, more laws, same amount of police adn people to enforce them. For instance, anyone hear of someone being pulled over and ticketed for "texting"?
So much for hiding your valuables when traveling within Ohio or staying in a motel that does not offer a safe or secure locker or while at Cedar Point.
I thought transporting drugs was already illegal regardless of where you hid them.
"So much for Republicans being in favor of a smaller, less intrusive government."
That's similar to when he was talking about spending tax dollars on switching the color of our licenses because he doesn't like pink... regardless that it's that color specifically because it's difficult to reproduce/fake.
If they outlaw toolboxes, only outlaws will have tools
They can have my hammer when they pry it from my cold, dead hand. lol
This is another stupid waste of time. They introduce these stupid laws only to get them removed, or even not vote on them. The should be spending more time on important issues.