L.A. City Council votes to ban ‘ghost guns’
Los Angeles Times, 11/30/2021
Note: The passage of Los Angeles’ ghost gun ordinance is one of many examples of the critical importance of local leadership for the entire array of public health and safety issues. Under preemption, the innovation, leadership, and grassroots movement building that accompanies local ordinance campaigns is wiped out, often leaving a statewide dead end in their place.
Why the Second Amendment may be losing relevance in gun debate
ABC News, 10/28/2021
In more than 40 states, preemption laws expressly limit cities from regulating guns — with some going so far as to impose punitive damages such as fines and lawsuits on officials who challenge the state’s rules…
After the National Rifle Association formed its own political action committee in 1977, it began targeting state legislatures with the preemption model and found it was a more effective way to bolster the rights of gun owners than going through Congress. [Emphasis added]