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Utah County Mayor Institutes Rule Requiring Background Checks on Private Sales at Gun Shows

Second Amendment advocates are concerned the new rule violates the intent of state pre-emption laws.

Gun-Rights Group Sues L.A. Over New Gun Laws

The lawsuit challenges the ordinance on legal pre-emption grounds, because California state law specifically allows for the possession of such magazines.

Cleveland Tried to Blame Freedom—Court Said No

The city ignored Ohio pre-emption by enacting gun restrictions that overstepped state laws, and now it will pay for it.

Tennessee Pro-Gun Measure To Be Heard On Senate Floor

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.

Critics Say Seattle’s Gun & Ammo Tax Intended To Kill Firearms Commerce

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.

Pittsburgh Proposal Would Ban Guns In Parks

A bill proposed in the Pittsburgh City Council would prohibit guns in the city’s parks, violating state firearms pre-emption laws and leaving law-abiding gun owners at the mercy of violent criminals.

Missoula City Council Votes To Restrict Gun Transfers, Flouting State Law

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.

Florida Gun Store Owner Wins Zoning Lawsuit

A gun retailer in North Miami Beach challenged the city’s attempt to ignore the state’s pre-emption law when it came to restricting where gun stores can operate.

Ohio Judge Strikes Down Cleveland Gun Laws As Unconstitutional

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.

Pennsylvania Pre-Emption Bill Moves Forward

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.

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