Q:

What states have banned pit bulls?

A:

As of September 2014, no states have enacted breed-specific laws, or BSLs, banning pit bulls. However, there are over 700 U.S. cities in 40 states that have enacted these bans. Additionally, appellate courts in 12 states have upheld the constitutionality of breed-specific pit bull laws, including Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, New Mexico, Ohio, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C.

Both large urban centers and smaller, more rural communities, cities and municipalities across the United States have enacted pit bull bans. These cities include Denver, Colo., Miami, Fla., Cincinnati, Ohio, Yakima, Wash., Kansas City, Kan., Independence, Miss., Council Bluffs, Iowa and Jacksonville, Fla. In some places, entire counties have enacted bans, including Prince George's County, Md., and Bracken County, Ky., San Francisco enacted a pit bull sterilization law in 2006, and several other California municipalities have enacted a similar spay-and-neuter law.

While breed-specific laws were invented to regulate pit bulls, several U.S. cities have expanded these laws to incorporate other fighting breeds, including dogo argentino, tosa, Brazilian mastiff, cane corso, presa canario and presa mallorquin breeds. Pit bulls, however, continue to be the focal point of BSL laws because they are the most common and are widely believed to have a negative impact on communities.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    Where can you find replica guns in the United Kingdom?

    A:

    As of September 2014, the sale of replica guns to the general public in the United Kingdom has been banned by the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 or VCRA which came into force on October 1, 2007. The importation and sale of replica guns are only allowed under specific situations.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Which states are "wet funding" states?

    A:

    According to BankerBroker.com, 41 of the 50 States are wet funding states. Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington are the only dry funding states, and all of the others are wet funding states.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How long does a felony conviction stay on your record?

    A:

    As of September 2014, felony convictions stay on record until the person with the felony conviction has it expunged. To get a felony expunged, one must petition the state and/or jurisdiction to destroy or seal the conviction. Each state has its own laws regarding the expunging of criminal records.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is a mini-Miranda law?

    A:

    The mini-Miranda law refers to Section 807, Part 11 of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act as amended in September of 1996, requiring debt collectors to provide a certain statement in their initial contact with a debtor. It requires the collectors to identify themselves as attempting to collect a debt and inform the debtor that they use any information they obtain for that purpose.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore