Preemption laws have become the target of anti-gun politicians, gun control organizations and their cheerleaders in the media. Local pols who want to impose their own special brand of civilian disarmament in the cities they control are frustrated that they’ve been thwarted by their states’ preemption laws, which prevent a patchwork of regulations that would make compliance a nightmare for lawful gun owners.
Preemption is currently in place in 43 states. Two prominent examples where state preemption laws have come under attack are Florida and Pennsylvania.
In the former Gunshine State, a push was made following the Parkland shooting to invalidate preemption via the courts.
A lawsuit was filed by gun-grabbing city officials to effectively invalidate preemption. They’re challenging the constitutionality of the legal penalties imposed on them should they violate the law. The case is currently winding its way through the courts.
by Dan Zimmerman