This is what happens when politicians who know nothing about firearms and even less about the law pass gun laws. The people pay the price!
Let this be a lesson to you, cities: Tucson got grounded last month for thinking it was too big for its britches. Now, it's losing some of its allowance as well.
Tucson has agreed to pay the state $100,000 in legal fees after losing a lawsuit over whether Arizona cities have the right to ignore state laws in matters of local interest.
The Arizona Supreme Court put the city in its place, at least when it comes to destroying guns.
Tucson had argued that the Arizona Constitution gives it, as a charter city, control over local matters, regardless of state law. The court narrowed that control, saying it doesn't apply to police matters such as weapons.
It said Tucson's 12-year-old gun ordinance allowing for the destruction of confiscated guns conflicts with a 2016 state law that requires cities, towns and counties to assure their local ordinances comply with all state laws. Another Arizona law requires such weapons to be sold.
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