What police chief can, can't do | Cincinnati.com | cincinnati.comCan Cincinnati Chief Craig carry a gun?
The short answer is probably. The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution proclaims â€œthe right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.â€ But many states, including Ohio, have placed restrictions on the Second Amendment. Rules get even more complicated for peace and law enforcement officers, but Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney, Craigâ€™s boss, says he wants the chief to carry a gun. John Curp, Cincinnati city solicitor, said heâ€™s â€œnot aware of anything that would not allow (Craig) to carry his gun anywhereâ€ and that while he â€œdoesnâ€™t get dressed in the morningâ€ with the chief, Curp expects Craig is usually carrying a gun, even when heâ€™s out of uniform.
It's an interesting situation...
IMHO, things would be much simpler and just by changing the law to reflect "shall not be infringed."