Wyoming to Nullify Federal Gun Laws?

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In response to current threats from the Federal Government on banning firearms, firearms accessories and ammunition, States are beginning to take action to hold the Federal Government to its constitutional limits under the 2nd Amendment. “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

Wyoming Rep. Kendell Kroeker has sponsored and introduced HB0104. the Firearms Protection Act. Representatives Baker, Burkhart, Jaggi, Miller, Piiparinen, Reeder and Winters and Senators Dockstader and Hicks have co-sponsered this bill.

Wyoming’s Firearms Protection Act, is “an act relating to firearms; providing that any federal law which attempts to ban a semi-automatic firearm or to limit the size of a magazine of a firearm or other limitation on in this state shall be unenforceable in Wyoming; providing a penalty; and providing for an effective date.” This act nullifies all federal laws made after Jan. 1, 2013.

“We need the second amendment because it is the protection for all of our other rights. Without it, those rights have no protection,” Kroeker said.

Passage of the bill is more than a statement; it’s a line in the sand: Wyoming will not let its citizens be intimidated by federal laws. “No public servant…or dealer selling any firearm in this state shall enforce or attempt to enforce any act, law, statute, rule or regulation of the United States government relating to a personal firearm, firearm accessory or ammunition that is owned or manufactured commercially or privately in Wyoming and that remains exclusively within the borders of Wyoming.”

Read more at the Tenth Amendment Center

Photo credit: Tango McEffrie

Comments

  1. Jonathan Schattke says

    Well, now… I don’t know Wyoming native law, but unless they have state law against fully automatic weapons, silencers, and such, a Wyoming gunsmith could go ahead and make those for locals.
    And then the BATF is going to get wind of it, and raid that gunsmith. And then what – is the Sheriff going to stand down the BATF, both of them with para-military equipment? Because that is what it would take.

  2. Cory says

    Im pretty sure I read the it only nullifies laws made after Jan 1 2013 meaning automatic weapons would still be banned.

    “We need the second amendment because it is the protection for all of our other rights. Without it, those rights have no protection,” Kroeker said.

    This is the best line in the article and hits the nail right smack daddy on the head.

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