Well, how does it feel to want, Don?
But a ban has been on the books in Indianapolis since at least 1975. It prohibits target practice, hunting and random shooting of guns. Violators are subject to a fine.Boom. Taste the preemption, beeyotches.
City lawyers discovered that the ordinance was actually “void,” or unenforceable, because of the state law. Councilwoman Angela Mansfield pressed ahead anyway with an ordinance that would expand the ban to the outer county. She said those once-rural areas are now developed and populated and it was dangerous to allow guns to be discharged there.
Councilman Will Gooden said state law allows citizens to sue municipalities that pass their own gun laws.
“My concern is we are exposing ourselves to extreme consequences, extreme liability and extreme costs,” Gooden said.