Apparently our dump-sh*t Communist-majority City-County Council passed an anti-gun ordinance yesterday despite state-level preemption. This is per Abdul, to whom I haven’t been paying much attention lately because he seems to have turned into a massive RINO (in my honest opinion). I just happened to look at his site this morning and this story was top of the page.
Although it won’t take one gun off the street, the Indianapolis City-County Council passed its version of gun control by a vote of 18-5.
The measure would eliminate permitless carry, assault-style weapons and raise the age to purchase a weapon.
City Councilor Ali Brown said she was fed up with stories regarding mass shootings. While Minority Leader Brian Mowery said, he had an opinion from the Attorney General’s office saying the city was not allowed to regulate firearms under state law.
The legislation would only be able to go into effect if Indiana changed state law.
Earlier, the Council unanimously passed funding to hire three new attorneys to work with U.S. Attorney’s office on gun crimes.
<narrator voice> Indiana isn’t going to change its state law. </narrator voice>
The state legislature may be full to the gills with RINOs, but they’re not going to back down on permitless carry; they worked too hard to get it.
It’s not the first time the city has made itself look stupid by passing anti-gun ordinances that do not have any force of law.
I think I need to write another note to my communist councilman explaining how he and his buddies now look stupid for creating inoperative law for little more than the sake of grandstanding.
Also that apparently he hasn’t paid a lick of attention to the Trinity of Heller/McDonald/Bruen.
Edit to add: The State of Indiana preempts “political subdivisions” (which includes, for instance, municipalities and counties) from regulating guns and ammunition in IN Code § 35-47-11.1-2 (2021).
Sec. 2. Except as provided in section 4 of this chapter, a political subdivision may not regulate:
(1) firearms, ammunition, and firearm accessories;
(2) the ownership, possession, carrying, transportation, registration, transfer, and storage of firearms, ammunition, and firearm accessories; and
(3) commerce in and taxation of firearms, firearm ammunition, and firearm accessories.
As added by P.L.152-2011, SEC.4.
As noted, there are some exceptions noted in section 4, but other than the right of an employer to force an employee to be unsafe by prohibiting carry at work, most of them are nothing any law-abiding citizen will ever have to worry about. Others are the usual stupidity about no carry in buildings that contain courtrooms and suchlike.