Did you know that local governments – like cities and townships – are not allowed to make gun laws in most circumstances?
State laws regarding gun use & ownership preempt local laws in almost all cases.
Local governments CAN make laws about guns in the following situations:
- If the conduct with a gun is a crime under State law;
- If the law concerns employees of that local unit of government;
- If the person using the gun is a minor;
- If the law prevents a person from waiving their gun in a threatening manner;
- If the law prohibits discharge of a gun.
- Other than laws concerning 1-5 above, a local government does not have the authority to make gun laws.
If you have gotten a ticket for possession or use of a firearm written under a local ordinance, we may be able to get it dismissed.