Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:58 PM
Arkansas Granny (16,392 posts)
And this is what the gun enthusiasts in our fair city want to do.
Gun Group Wants Fort Smith Laws Repealed
A pro-gun group from Arkansas has again asked Fort Smith to repeal three ordinances it says violate state law.
Two of the ordinances in question prohibit firearms in city parks while the third bans firearms from cemeteries. The group Arkansas Carry contends that all three conflict with state law.
In a letter to city officials dated Sunday, Arkansas Carry’s chairman, Steve Jones of Fort Smith, disputes a 2009 opinion from the city’s legal advisers.
“In 2009, Arkansas Carry contacted Mike Alsup, director of Parks and Recreation, informing him of the illegality of these city laws, and asked him to have the city directors repeal them,” Jones wrote. “Mr. Alsup referred the request to Wyman R. Wade, attorney representing Daily & Woods. Mr. Wade responded by letter in June 2009, informing Arkansas Carry that Arkansas law allows Fort Smith to enact firearms legislation. Arkansas Carry disagrees.”
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If some people had their way, we'd be looking like the Wild West again with everyone packing heat on their hips.
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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)
Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:05 PM
nick of time (651 posts)
2. If your state has a pre emption law on the books,
then cities cannot institute their own gun laws, they have to abide by state law and can be sued for it.
Not saying it's right, that's just the way it is.
A bunch of FL. cities and towns had to do away with their gun laws last year due to the threat of being sued because they violated state law.
Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #4)
Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:44 PM
nick of time (651 posts)
5. You may want to see if your state does have a state pre emption law.
If it does, it doesn't matter what the city attorney thinks.
In FL. last year, the state specifically passed a law stating that if any city/town passed gun laws more stringent than state law, then the officials who defied state law could be removed from their position, fined and, I belive, face possible jail time. Only the state can make gun laws in FL.
Like I said, not saying it's right. Most states are moving to state pre emption laws due to the fact of how confusing gun laws can be from city to city, town to town, what may be legal in one city, may be illegal in another city.