Miami commissioners are eying a possible challenge to a Florida state law barring municipalities from enacting local gun laws.

The Miami Herald reported commissioners have approved a resolution empowering the city’s attorney to examine a 2011 state law that imposes fines and possible removal from office on municipal officials that try to pass local gun laws.

That resolution gives the city’s attorney Victoria Méndez the ability to sue the state if she determines that the law violates the constitution or is faulted in some way.

“We have empowered our attorney to take on the state with regard to that legislation to see if it’s even constitutional for them to bind our hands like that,” Commissioner Ken Russell told the Herald on Wednesday.

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