By Dean Weingarten
Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)-
Nearly all states have some sort of law preempting local gun laws. Preemption means that the State preserves to itself certain areas of the law. Firearms are a natural for this protection; most Most are comprehensive; a few are minimal. Massachusetts has very limited state pre-emption. From dovekopel.com:
Massachusetts preempts all gun licensing (Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 140 sect. 129B), and the state constitution forbids local laws inconsistent with state law; for this reason, Boston’s Dec. 1989 ban on “assault weapons” was not allowed to go into effect until the state legislature later passed a bill authorizing the ban.
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, FEB. 1, 2016…
Describing locally imposed restrictions in Massachusetts as threats to their constitutional rights, some gun owners have lined up behind a bill that …Read the Rest