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Firearm Preemption Laws

Gun control supporters demand that state legislatures impose a wide variety of gun control restrictions within their borders. However, they hypocritically cry foul when legislatures use their power to limit gun control. Frustrated at their inability to convince state legislatures to adopt the restrictive firearm laws they propose, gun control supporters say that local jurisdictions should be able to adopt those restrictions independently.

Aside from gun control supporters’ hypocrisy, there are multiple arguments against local restrictions on basic firearm rights. Historically, some local jurisdictions have imposed clearly unconstitutional restrictions on gun ownership—the District of Columbia’s and Chicago’s since-overturned handgun bans being two recent examples. It also creates confusion when laws vary widely within a state, potentially placing otherwise law-abiding citizens at risk of violating an ordinance of which they were not previously aware, as they travel within their states, and more so when they travel outside their state of residence.

As a result, almost all states today have a law prohibiting local jurisdictions from imposing gun control restrictions that are more severe than state law.

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Anti-Gun ABQ City Councilmembers Triple Down Against Your Second Amendment Rights!

Friday, August 28, 2020

Anti-Gun ABQ City Councilmembers Triple Down Against Your Second Amendment Rights!

Not satisfied with restrictive gun control measures already enacted by the New Mexico Legislature, like the ban on private ...

Virginia: Norfolk Delays Gun Ban Decision

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Virginia: Norfolk Delays Gun Ban Decision

The Norfolk City Council has removed Item R-11 from the agenda for tonight’s 6:00PM hearing. This is following many questions from ...

Virginia: Norfolk Considering Gun Ban Today

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Virginia: Norfolk Considering Gun Ban Today

Today, the Norfolk City Council will consider banning firearms in certain public locations. Second Amendment supporters are encouraged to ...

Virginia: Richmond Considering Expanding Gun Ban Tomorrow

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Virginia: Richmond Considering Expanding Gun Ban Tomorrow

On Thursday, August 20th, the Richmond City Council will consider banning firearms in certain public locations. 

Virginia: Pro-2A Legislation in Special Session

Monday, August 17, 2020

Virginia: Pro-2A Legislation in Special Session

Ahead of the August 18th start date for the Virginia special session, Delegate Glenn Davis (R-84) has introduced two ...

Albuquerque Resolution Calls for Re-Writing the New Mexico Constitution, Ripping Out the State Firearms Preemption Clause

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Albuquerque Resolution Calls for Re-Writing the New Mexico Constitution, Ripping Out the State Firearms Preemption Clause

During the 2019 session of the New Mexico Legislature, anti-gun Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and state lawmakers who were ...

Virginia: Falls Church Considering Gun Ban Tonight

Monday, July 27, 2020

Virginia: Falls Church Considering Gun Ban Tonight

Today, at 7:30PM, the Falls Church City Council will consider banning firearms in certain public locations.

Virginia: Arlington Considering Gun Ban Tomorrow

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Virginia: Arlington Considering Gun Ban Tomorrow

Tomorrow, the Arlington County Board will consider banning firearms in certain public locations. 

Virginia: Newport News Considering Gun Ban Tomorrow

Monday, July 13, 2020

Virginia: Newport News Considering Gun Ban Tomorrow

Tomorrow, the Newport News City Council will consider banning firearms in certain public locations. Second Amendment supporters are encouraged ...

Mississippi Legislature Adjourns from Session Interrupted by COVID-19

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Mississippi Legislature Adjourns from Session Interrupted by COVID-19

COVID-19's disruption of the legislative session, which ended last week, stalled efforts to pass NRA-backed House Bill 1215 by Rep. Shane ...

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.