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  1. Laws and Politics - Firearms/Self Defense/Weapons
    Since we are all US citizens and NYS residents, do we have a shot with federal preemption? If we are obeying federal laws, how can we get in trouble in NYS? We do pay federal taxes, so we should be able to enjoy what the federal government allows.
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    Scranton City Council Proposes Attack on Pennsylvania's Preemption Statutes On Tuesday, the Scranton City Council introduced a proposal that would require gun-owners to report a lost or stolen firearm within a 48-hour period or face fines and possible imprisonment...
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    Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh may ignore pre-emption law Pittsburgh's short lived ban on assault weapons, quashed by the General Assembly in 1994, is still on the city's books, and it may get new life under legislation driven by next month's G-20 summit...
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    Erie City Council ignores state pre-emption law The City Council voted 7-0 in favor of the law Wednesday, giving gun owners 72 hours to file a police report after discovering their gun lost or stolen. Owners who don't file a report will be fined $500 for the first offense; subsequent violations...
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    Utah: Midvale to honor preemption law After a gun-rights advocate brought the issue to city officials' attention, Midvale is working on amending its firearms ordinance in an effort to comply with state law. Midvale is among a handful of local governments -- including Salt Lake County, Salt...
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    Pennsylvania: City of Erie disregards pre-emption law Erie City Council is pulling the trigger on a new law that would penalize gun owners who fail to report their guns missing or stolen. The National Rifle Association in April filed a lawsuit in Allegheny County Court seeking to overturn...
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    Virginia: Pre-emption law invalidates local Right-to-Carry ban Isle of Wight county likely will repeal a new ordinance that prohibits concealed weapons from being taken into public parks and recreational facilities. State law says that local governments can't adopt ordinances controlling the...
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    Tennessee: Nashville City Council tramples gun rights, preemption law The City Council on Tuesday approved two pieces of legislation aimed at shooting down gun laws recently approved in Nashville. The council passed on first reading an ordinance banning firearms in city parks and also approved...
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    Pennsylvania: Cities across state ignore preemption law The coalition's goal puts the municipalities at odds with the powerful National Rifle Association, which has followed through on its vow to sue Pennsylvania cities that approve what it called illegal gun laws...
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    Wisconsin: Milwaukee Mayor Calls for the Repeal of Statewide Preemption Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) has again renewed his calls for repealing statewide preemption in Wisconsin so that the city can enact stricter, more outrageous gun control laws. Wisconsin passed its preemption statute...
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    Pennsylvania: Lancaster City Council ignores preemption law Gun owners living in Lancaster city now have 72 hours to tell police if they discover their firearms have been stolen, or they could be sent to prison. At issue is whether ordinances enacted at local levels preempt -- or supersede --...
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    Pennsylvania: Brady Center attacks NRA pre-emption lawsuit Attorneys with the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence asked a judge Monday to throw out the National Rifle Association's lawsuit challenging Pittsburgh's controversial lost or stolen gun ordinance. The ordinance requires gun owners to...
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    Judge gives Pittsburgh deadline to respond to pre-emption lawsuit An Allegheny County judge this afternoon gave Pittsburgh 10 days to respond to a lawsuit over a controversial ordinance that penalizes gun owners who don't report lost or stolen guns within 24 hours of discovering they're...
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    Pennsylvania: Lancaster Mayor ignores pre-emption law The proposed ordinance, which was tabled by City Council in October, would require gun owners to notify authorities of lost or stolen handguns within 72 hours. At issue is whether ordinances enacted at local levels pre-empted or superseded...
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    West Virginia State Senate Passes Preemption Clean up Bill! Senate Bill 621 was passed Tuesday, March 31, by a unanimous vote of 34 to 0. This is a technical clean up of the existing firearms preemption statute which prohibits local jurisdictions from imposing ordinances more restrictive than...
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    South Dakota Preemption Bill Passes House, Heads to Senate! http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=4501
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    NRA-ILA: Maryland: Baltimore City Council Violates Preemption, Passes Lost or Stolen Ordinance! Maryland: Baltimore City Council Violates Preemption, Passes Lost or Stolen Ordinance! Yesterday, Monday, August 11, the Baltimore City Council approved legally questionable legislation that would...
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    West Virginia: Help Overturn Martinsburg's Violation of Preemption! In a direct violation of West Virginia's preemption statutes, the Martinsburg City Council continues to publicly disregard state law by keeping a 2005 ordinance on the books. http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=4129
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