Updated: Jan 13, 2020
Update 1/13/20. See bottom of article.
On 1/8/20, the mayor of Tucson signed a pledge to join Everytown’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns (as reported by KVOA):
Why is this important and why should it raise concern for residents of Arizona? Let’s take a brief look at Arizona law:
13-3108. Firearms regulated by state; state preemption; injunction; civil penalty; cause of action; violation; classification; definition
A. Except as provided in subsection G of this section, a political subdivision of this state shall not enact any ordinance, rule or tax relating to the transportation, possession, carrying, sale, transfer, purchase, acquisition, gift, devise, storage, licensing, registration, discharge or use of firearms or ammunition or any firearm or ammunition components or related accessories in this state.
B. A political subdivision of this state shall not require the licensing or registration of firearms or ammunition or any firearm or ammunition components or related accessories or prohibit the ownership, purchase, sale or transfer of firearms or ammunition or any firearm or ammunition components, or related accessories.
Firearms preemption, meaning local municipalities can’t enact stricter laws than the state. Which brings us to the point of getting mayors in gun friendly states on board with Mayors Against Illegal Guns (an oxymoron in itself). Everytown is recruiting mayors to challenge preemption laws. Here’s proof (days after the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh on 10/27/18):
(**Here’s what they’re talking about regarding Parkland and preemption.)
Pennsylvania, like Arizona, has firearms preemption. It got so messy in Pittsburgh that the county DA threatened to arrest Peduto over his overstep.