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Litigation Highlight: Ohio Judge Grants Injunction of State Preemption Law in Suit Brought by the City of Columbus

Posted by on December 5, 2022

On November 2, an Ohio state trial court judge granted a preliminary injunction of the state’s firearms preemption statute, in a lawsuit brought by the city of Columbus.  Ohio’s “firearms uniformity law” was amended in 2018, over the governor’s veto, to both preempt additional municipal actions that might “interfere with the fundamental individual right” protected […]

Zoning, Outliers, and the Second Amendment

Posted by on August 20, 2021

Earlier this week, in Drummond v. Robinson Township, the Third Circuit concluded that a Pennsylvania township’s zoning changes plausibly violated the Second Amendment. At issue in the case were two changes that Robinson Township made to the rules governing property on which a shooting range had previously existed and on which a new owner wanted […]

Scholarship Highlight: “State Preemption of Local Gun Regulations: Taking Aim at Barriers to Change in Firearm Policy”

Posted by on April 30, 2021

Although the Second Amendment still tends to get all the attention in debates about firearms law, scholars are starting to pay more attention to state-level preemption laws, which currently present a more significant legal barrier to gun regulation than the Constitution. Broad changes in preemption law have been a topic of particular concern to scholars […]

Litigation Highlight: Florida Appeals Court Upholds Broad Preemption Statute

Posted by on April 14, 2021

Last Friday, in DeSantis v. City of Weston, Florida’s First District Court of Appeals reversed a lower court ruling that had invalidated several provisions of Florida’s recently expanded preemption statute. Preemption laws have been in the news a lot lately. The mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado brought attention to a court ruling just days prior […]

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