A pair of bills meant to challenge local ordinances that have been passed in violation of Tennessee’s firearms pre-emption law are now making their way through both statehouses.
Pro-gun groups have sued Seattle, arguing that its punitive taxes violate Washington state’s firearms pre-emption law, but so far they have been unsuccessful.
The Missoula, Mont., City Council voted Wednesday to require background checks on all transfers of guns between private individuals, in violation of state pre-emption laws that bar such actions by local authorities.
A Cuyahoga County, Ohio, judge has struck down several provisions in a Cleveland gun-control ordinance Monday, ruling that three laws imposed last year violated the state’s firearms pre-emption law, while upholding other provisions, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Keystone State lawmakers passed House Bill 671 on Wednesday, sending it to the full House for consideration. Sponsored by state Rep. Mark Keller, HB 671 would ensure that firearm and ammunition laws are consistent throughout the state by preventing municipalities from enacting local ordinances that are stricter than the state law.