What does that mean?
Municipal governments cannot ban lawful open carry from any public land, i.e. streets, sidewalks, boulevards, alleys, parks, lawns of public buildings. Public land within a school zone are prohibited under a state statute. However, the League of Muncipalities has advised that local municipalities can ban parks, because that would be similar to the state statute banning state parks. Not all municipalities have done so, infact few have.
The problem is that the laguage in the preempion law 66.0409 states," is the same as or similar to, and no more stringent than, a state statute".
On ordinance can be exactly the same as a state statute, or similar(less stringent) but absolutley not more stringent than.That is what the League of Municipalities does not get. They could model an ordinance that is exactly the same as a state statute, except for the penalty. They could even scale the model back so that it is less stringent than a state statute. For expample, the county could pass an ordinance banning the carry of firearms within 100 feet of any buildings within the state park within the county. That would be similar and not more stringent than the state statute. Local municipalities cannot ban the lawful carry of firearms in county or city parks because there is no state statute that does so.
For example, a local municipality could ban firearms 500 feet from a school, 1000 feet from a school, but not 1001 or more feet from a school. Also, if a state park was within a county, they could pass an ordinance banning firearms, except those properly unloaded and encased. They could not make an ordinance that would ban firearms that were properly unloaded and uncased. They cannot ban firearms from county or city parks, because there is no state statute that does that.
If I come across as incoherent, I aplogize. It's hard to concentrate right now. Myblood sugar might be low.