COVID-19's disruption of the legislative session, which ended last week, stalled efforts to pass*NRA-backed*House Bill 1215*by Rep. Shane Barnett*(R-Greene, Perry & Wayne Cos.).* This legislation*would have added state agencies to the*existing preemption*statute which*limits the authority of cities and counties to pass arbitrary restrictions on firearm possession and also*would have*provided*citizens a remedy for challenging unlawful gun restrictions imposed by these*entities. *This is*an especially important protection for enhanced and regular carry permit holders.* Preemption statutes protect gun owners by ensuring there is uniformity of laws across the state and not a "patchwork" of confusing and conflicting regulations.**NRA-ILA*will continue to work to pass this key measure in 2021.

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