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September 30, 2021 Preemption Watch Newsletter

Extreme Preemption Stops Local Progress

All but seven US states already preempt local authority over firearms and ammunition, so the pro-gun lobby has shifted to promoting ever more extreme forms of preemption. Also known as “super” (or “punitive”) preemption, the new wave of preemption typically imposes severe penalties on local officials and governments for taking any action to prevent gun violence. Without local, grassroots gun control movements, preemption states can’t maintain the powerful statewide movements which are necessary to overcome inertia and the gun lobby.

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