Tucson’s challenge to ‘2nd Amendment sanctuary’ law is latest in local control saga

Tucson’s challenge to '2nd Amendment sanctuary' law is latest in local control saga

alert top story The city of Tucson recently passed a resolution saying it would enforce federal gun laws, which is at odds with a recently approved state law. The city of Tucson and the state of Arizona are once again at odds on how to regulate the sale and use of firearms. The city has long attempted to enforce gun laws stricter than the state’s, which have included mandating background checks for guns purchased on city property and destroying seized firearms . Over the years, those measures have been met with legal challenges from the state. Three months ago, the state of Arizona declared itself a so-called Second Amendment sanctuary, and now the state and city could be headed for another legal battle. Last week, Tucson Mayor Regina Romero and the Tucson City Council unanimously passed a resolution proclaiming that “federal laws, orders and acts that regulate firearms in a manner that is consistent with the requirements of the United States Constitution,” will “remain in full force and effect” within city limits “regardless of whether those laws, orders or acts are more restrictive or prohibitive than regulations established under the laws of this state.” The resolution comes in direct response to House Bill 2111 , which Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law in April. Known as the Second Amendment Firearm Freedom Act, the law says the state of Arizona, which has some of the highest gun-related mortality rates in the country and earned an “F” rating from the Giffords […]

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