Posted February 6, 2016 7:58 am by Comments

By Dean Weingarten

Dean Weingarten

By Dean Weingarten

Massachusetts Capitol Building

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.

States without preemption make it dangerous to exercise Second Amendment rights in any meaningful way. This is the primary effect, and likely the purpose, desired by those who oppose statewide preemption laws. States without local preemption laws are potential legal minefields for people who are carrying guns. From wwlp.com:

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

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