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Rhode Island Bar Journal Article

Columbia, SC's Gun Ordinances Struck Down:

Posted by Keith G. Langer | May 06, 2021 | 0 Comments

Columbia, SC just lost in its effort to flout the state pre-emption law:
Columbia citizens paid TWICE for their city's posturing; paying the city's legal costs, plus the state's when the AG brought Columbia to court. The city had been notified by the AG its actions were illegal - and ignored him.
This comes just a week after Illinois had its requirement of a Firearms Identification Card for a gun in the home struck down in Federal court - again.

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Keith G. Langer

Keith G. Langer, Attorney at Law SERVING NORFOLK COUNTY, MA, AND SURROUNDING AREAS Solo practitioner concentrating in civil litigation, collections, family law and administrative law, particularly firearms licensing.Professional Qualifications: One of the longest-serving member of the Firear...


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