The National Rifle Association may have jumped the gun in its call for a mass protest of a proposed Columbus pawn shop ordinance.
An NRA mass email sent to Bartholomew County residents Thursday urged them to contact Columbus Mayor Kristen Brown and the city council to protest council consideration of a "firearm registration ordinance." The NRA alleged the proposed ordinance "blatantly disregards Indiana's firearm preemption law."
But it turns out the NRA is upset about an early draft of the ordinance, not the one that will be considered by the city council Tuesday. That version specifically excludes firearms, stating the ordinance "shall not in any way apply to firearms, ammunition and firearm accessories as defined by Indiana law."
Read more details in Saturday's edition of The Republic.