Some body please 'splain to me why preemption doesn't cover state parks.
I guess the simple answer is that State Parks are not a local government entity or agency. State Parks are not locally independent, but are a State level entity.
Now having said that, I wonder why they wouldn't fall under the definition of "any authority", which is not qualified in the law with the word "local". See the last paragraph in Section A. The title of the law even states "applicability to authorities and local governmental agencies", leaving "local" out of the description of "authorities".
Â§ 15.2-915. Control of firearms; applicability to authorities and local governmental agencies.
A. No locality
shall adopt or enforce any ordinance, resolution or motion, as permitted by Â§ 15.2-1425
, and no agent of such locality
shall take any administrative action, governing the purchase, possession, transfer, ownership, carrying, storage or transporting of firearms, ammunition, or components or combination thereof other than those expressly authorized by statute. For purposes of this section, a statute that does not refer to firearms, ammunition, or components or combination thereof, shall not be construed to provide express authorization.
Nothing in this section shall prohibit a locality from adopting workplace rules relating to terms and conditions of employment of the workforce. Nothing in this section shall prohibit a law-enforcement officer, as defined in Â§ 9.1-101
from acting within the scope of his duties.
The provisions of this section applicable to a locality shall also apply to any authority
or to a local governmental entity
, including a department
, but not including any local or regional jail or juvenile detention facility.
B. Any local ordinance, resolution or motion adopted prior to the effective date of this act governing the purchase, possession, transfer, ownership, carrying or transporting of firearms, ammunition, or components or combination thereof, other than those expressly authorized by statute, is invalid.