Arizona: New Preemption Law Bans Stricter Gun Regulation by Cities


Arizona passes preemption law.Gov. Jan Brewer on Monday signed legislation which overrules any local ordinance which is more restrictive than those approved by the Legislature.

And even in situations where the rules are the same, cities and counties could not have a penalty more severe than permitted by lawmakers.

Most immediately the law, which takes effect later this summer, would overrule regulations that some cities have against people having handguns in city parks.

Instead, that would leave only state laws which spell out how far from a building someone must be to fire a weapon.

Separately, Brewer has penned her approval to legislation to exempt any weapons or ammunition manufactured and sold in Arizona from federal firearms laws.  Read more


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