§8-12-5a. Limitations upon municipalities' power to restrict the
purchase, possession, transfer, ownership, carrying, transport, sale
and storage of certain weapons and ammunition.
The provisions of section five of this article notwithstanding, neither a municipality nor the governing body of any municipality may
limit the right of any person to purchase, possess, transfer, own, carry, transport, sell or store any revolver, pistol, rifle or shotgun
or any ammunition or ammunition components to be used therewith nor to so regulate the keeping of gunpowder so as to directly or indirectly
prohibit the ownership of the ammunition.
Nothing herein shall in any way impair the authority of any municipality, or the governing body
thereof, to enact any ordinance or resolution respecting the power to arrest, convict and punish any individual under the provisions of
subdivision (16), section five of this article or from enforcing any such ordinance or resolution: Provided, That any municipal ordinance
in place as of the effective date of this section shall be excepted from the provisions of this section: Provided, however, That no
provision in this section may be construed to limit the authority of a municipality to restrict the commercial use of real estate in
designated areas through planning or zoning ordinances.