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Wyoming Lawmakers Seek To Protect State From Gun Grab

January 11, 2013 by  

Wyoming Lawmakers Seek To Protect State From Gun Grab
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Lawmakers in Wyoming are gearing up to take action against any Federal, State or local threats to the 2nd Amendment rights of the State’s residents.

The State’s proposed bill, the Firearms Protection Act (HBO104), would nullify any Federal restrictions on guns. It threatens to jail Federal agents attempting to confiscate guns, magazines or ammunition, thereby allowing rightful State gun regulation.  The rule would apply to those firearm products manufactured and kept in the State.

The bill, sponsored by eight Wyoming State Representatives and two State Senators, would declare any Federal gun regulation created on or after Jan. 1, 2013 to be unenforceable within the State if it passes. It would also give State authorities the ability to arrest Federal officials attempting to enforce Federal firearm laws and would make said Federal officials making them “subject to imprisonment for not less than one (1) year and one (1) day or more than five (5) years, a fine of not less than five thousand dollars ($5,000.00), or both.”

It would also grant Wyoming’s Attorney General the power to defend State residents brought up on Federal firearm charges.

Wyoming State Senator Larry Hicks said the legislation should send a message to Federal gun grabbers.

“It says that your one size fits all solution doesn’t comport to what a vast majority of the State believes,” Hicks explained in an interview.

Vice President Biden signaled yesterday that President Barack Obama was willing to issue an executive order to tackle the gun issue — something Hicks says his constituents are livid about.

“They are very, very upset that we’re going to see some level of federal takeover of our weapons and abuse of our rights given to us by the Second Amendment,” Hicks stated. “Also that the Federal government will bypass our legislative officials and confiscate our weapons through executive order. This gives citizens of the Western United States a great deal of concern.”

The Wyoming bill is based on a law passed in Montana in 2009 that exempts firearm products made in the State from draconian Federal laws.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • FreedomFighter

    More stats should do this kind of action, to protect citizens from the gun-grabbin lefties.

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

    • robert

      About time people started reacting to this communist government. More people need to take a stand.

    • FreedomFighter

      If I could type without typos “stats” my wife said I would be dangerous…something a bit humerous, yet educational:

      Shatner On Gun Control
      http://vimeo.com/2505088

      Laus Deo
      Semper Fi

      • Hedgehog

        Freedom Fighter:
        Don’t sweat the typos. A well educated friend of mine once said that if a typo does not change the meaning of what is being said, ignore it! What’s more, English spelling was once much more variable than it is now. Some holdovers of this still exist, such as: neighbour (Canadian), neighbor (American), harbour/harbor, labour/labor, etc.. Just consider your typos as your contribution to the evolution of the American language and just for fun look at what the youngsters are doing with texting.

    • wandamurline

      Every state needs to simply “nullify” the law. Our forefathers gave us the right to do away with any laws of the state finds “unconstitutional” can simply nullify that law within their state….which tells the government to *&ss off.

      • old hillbilly

        Excellent idea! THERE’S HOPE FOR SANITY

    • ChristyK

      If you want to follow more information on this bill and other similar bills you can follow Kendell Kroeker on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/events/list#!/pages/Kendell-Kroeker-Wyoming-House-District-35/111603015518585 The end of the above article talks about Montana’s law that doesn’t allow the Feds to regulate guns made & used in the state. Wyoming has a law that does the same thing, but Wyoming’s law allows for jail time for anyone trying to enforce gun laws on in-state guns. Wyoming is also a constitutional carry state. You can carry concealed or open without a permit everywhere except schools and state or federal buildings. You can only open carry in a bar.

      • Jimmy The Greek

        We in Texas should let the mexcans carry in the mexican bars ! in four weekends they would get drunk and kill each other off that would save having to hunt them down to deport them LOL

    • JeffH

      However futile it may be, I did send a request to my two state representative in Sacramento, Ca to introduce and sponsor similar legislation in California.

      Note: California is fully controlled by the Democrats who are supported by the SEIU/Teachers unins and the environmental extremist wackos…the Democrats run the show and they shun anyone in goverment that doesn’t tow their party line which is exactly the reason why California is near bankrupt and losing businesses and tax paying citizens on a daily basis. Industry is but a pittance of what it once was and these progressive legislators will destroy what is left through onerous taxation and extreme epa requirements. These are just facts that cannot be disputed.

      • momo

        JeffH, you need to move, California is a lost cause.

      • JeffH

        momo, eventually I will. Until my brother is fully independent and back on his feet(we currently share a home and split the living expenses for economic reasons). I’m personally obligated to stick it out here until that time arrives because he helped me out in tough times back in 2008. Family. :)

      • BobfromSoCal

        Moving is beginning to sound better all the time. Wyoming and Montana may be worth looking at. Except I may need a thicker coat.

      • JeffH

        BobfromSoCal, …New Mexico, Arizona and Idaho along with Wyoming and Montana are my thoughts.

        You have to have thick skin to live in SoCal…anywhere close to LA and their ultra-progressive mayor Villaraigosa. He’s been investigated several times and even accused of ethics violations as well as nepotism as well as being a member of Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

        .

      • Chad E. Collins

        I have sent an email to the governor her in Pennsylvania asking him to push for the passage of a bill like this for the citizens of Pennsylvania have got no response yet will be sending emails to my state lawmakers also

    • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.fox.98892 Benjamin Fox

      I agree Freedom Fighter and I live near by and if they pass it and my state doesn’t I’ll move there, where those with brains aren’t into the nazi dream nation obozo is making us into. God Bless Semper Fi Friend:

    • nabiru

      Now, This is the first step to the American Revolutionary Government. God bless them all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jerry.pettibone Jerry Pettibone

    If I get tired of living where I do, I think I can move to Wyoming….

  • MontanaGrandmom

    Nice to know my state of residence was smart enough to protect us in 2009. Now I understand the recent influx of gun related manufacturing to our area.

  • Bill

    It blows me away that Obama and his merry band of communists are ready to bypass the constitution and try to rule by executive order.

    This gun grabbing is just part of their plan for complete control

  • jdn

    I’m sure the feds will put a clause in their law that states no one can infringe upon their RULE.

  • Edwin Stewart

    When you give up your Guns you will give up your freedom Don’t let Obama take away your Freedom.

  • RF

    Hooray for Wyoming! It’s about time someone took a stand against Obama and his commie buddies using executive privledge like it was candy.

  • Jimmy The Greek

    Texas is getting ready to do the same thing !

    • ranger09

      Texas is my home State, I sure would be Proud if they do protect the Rights of its Citizens.If not i sure would be disappointed.

      • Jimmy The Greek

        I read it on the E-mail from the Texas State Rifle Ass . this morning !

  • http://google Richard

    I’m with you Wyoming. Now, why is the opinion of Biden or Obama or any other gun “grabbing” control nut more important than mine? I guess I must live in a different world than those nut cakes because in my world this a government of the people, by the people and for the people. These two idiots have done more to destroy this country than anyone in recent or late history. People, you better be prepared for what is coming.

  • Jim White

    The 2nd Amendment to the U. S. Constution does not GRANT the right to keep and bear arms. It PRESERVES a right that was already in existence. Also, nowhere in the Constitution can the words “hunt” or “hunting” be found.

  • offguy

    Remeber history? The Revolutionary War began with “gun control”. The British were coming to confiscate the firearms of American citizens. This is was “the shot heard around the world”.

    • ibcamn

      so offguy,what will the one(first shot) in 2013 be called if this stupider than Biden law get crammed,i mean passed?……..OH yeah,almost forgot,if this thing goes forth,what is Michelle”O”. going to do with her black SS nazi outfit in the closet?i mean and empty black leather luger holster just won’t make the outfit complete and sexy,would it?or wait,was it a field marshal outfit?..AAHHHH,i get what he and she wear mixed up!…Obama will just put in an earmark that say’s they can have one but no one else can!kinda like his can’t arrest or convict me(Obama)law he passed in the middle of the night!oops!did i say that out loud,dam lack of inner monalog!

  • tony newbill

    Has anyone got this in their emails ? Its really a great read and makes you think about the idea of Pride , Honor , Dignity and Respect for each others Human Life being the remedy and this can only come from a Unalienable right to Freedom which God is the Grantor of . We are not teaching the Value of Life and Liberty as God intended and the results are unfolding right before our eyes !

    COLUMBINE STUDENT’S FATHER 12 YEARS LATER

    Guess our national leaders didn’t expect this On Thursday, Darrell Scott,

    the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings

    in Littleton , Colorado , was invited to address the House Judiciary

    Committee’s subcommittee. What he said to our national leaders during this

    special session of Congress was painfully truthful.

    They were not prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received well.

    It needs to be heard by every parent, every teacher, every politician, every

    sociologist, every psychologist, and every so-called expert! These

    courageous words spoken by Darrell Scott are powerful, penetrating, and

    deeply personal. There is no doubt that God sent this man as a voice crying

    in the wilderness.. The following is a portion of the transcript:

    “Since the dawn of creation there has been both good & evil in the hearts of

    men and women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the seeds of

    violence. The death of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Joy Scott, and the

    deaths of that heroic teacher, and the other eleven children who died must

    not be in vain. Their blood cries out for answers.

    “The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel out

    in the field. The villain was not the club he used.. Neither was it the NCA,

    the National Club Association. The true killer was Cain, and the reason for

    the murder could only be found in Cain’s heart.

    “In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how

    quickly fingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA. I am not a

    member of the NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own a gun. I am not here

    to represent or defend the NRA – because I don’t believe that they are

    responsible for my daughter’s death. Therefore I do not believe that they

    need to be defended. If I believed they had anything to do with Rachel’s

    murder I would be their strongest opponent

    I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy — it was a

    spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the real blame

    lies! Much of the blame lies here in this room. Much of the blame lies

    behind the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves. I wrote a poem just

    four nights ago that expresses my feelings best.

    ” Your laws ignore our deepest needs,

    Your words are empty air.

    You’ve stripped away our heritage,

    You’ve outlawed simple prayer.

    Now gunshots fill our classrooms,

    And precious children die.

    You seek for answers everywhere,

    And ask the question “Why?”

    You regulate restrictive laws,

    Through legislative creed.

    And yet you fail to understand,

    That God is what we need!”

    “Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, mind, and

    spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we create

    a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and wreak havoc.

    Spiritual presences were present within our educational systems for most of

    our nation’s history. Many of our major colleges began as theological

    seminaries. This is a historical fact. What has happened to us as a nation?

    We have refused to honor God, and in so doing, we open the doors to hatred

    and violence. And when something as terrible as Columbine’s tragedy occurs

    — politicians immediately look for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They

    immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that contribute to erode away

    our personal and private liberties. We do not need more restrictive laws.

    Eric and Dylan would not have been stopped by metal detectors. No amount of

    gun laws can stop someone who spends months planning this type of massacre.

    The real villain lies within our own hearts.

    “As my son Craig lay under that table in the school library and saw his two

    friends murdered before his very eyes, he did not hesitate to pray in

    school. I defy any law or politician to deny him that right! I challenge

    every young person in America , and around the world, to realize that on

    April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School prayer was brought back to our

    schools. Do not let the many prayers offered by those students be in vain.

    Dare to move into the new millennium with a sacred disregard for legislation

    that violates your God-given right to communicate with Him. To those of you

    who would point your finger at the NRA — I give to you a sincere

    challenge.. Dare to examine your own heart before casting the first stone!

    My daughter’s death will not be in vain! The young people of this country

    will not allow that to happen!”

    – Darrell Scott

    • ranger09

      Mr.Scott is one hell of a Man, And one hell of an American. Would be an Honor to meet such a Man. Its to bad people like him are not in our Govt running it for the Country and its People.

    • JeffH

      tony, thanks for sharing this email and this story. I’m always skeptical about email’s circulating around the net so I searched and confirmed that Darrell Scott did infact make those comments in front of Congress. Of course the media gave Mr. Scott’s speech much coverage…as usual.

      Good job!

      • JeffH

        correction…should have been…”Of course the media didn’t give Mr. Scott’s speech much coverage…as usual”.

  • ibcamn

    well that’s just it,Obama just wants to rule us and tell us what to do and try to make us do what he wants and do it his way!this man(using that one loosely)thinks himself as a king,he and his henchmen simply have ignored the fact they works for us!each state,i’m sure,will follow suit when it comes to this law he is trying to pass(oops,cram down our thraot’s)if it won’t hold water,just have each state cut off the funding to(FEDS,DEA,HLS,ATF&B,or even border patrol) enforce only that and any related laws,it would be easy to jerk Obama’s gerkin on this one,and it will but a dent in his ego(only thing big on this man[other than his ears]according to a collage friend!)so he should just keep this law he wants so bad to himself.let his wife tell him little bedtime stories of him being king and wearing the gold crown while she polishes his septure and makes him feel all warm and fuzzy inside!

  • ranger09

    At lest there might be some politicians that still believe in the rights of Americans, And to the People of these States may god bless you and keep you safe.
    More States need to protect the rights of its Citizens If the Feds refuse to.

  • JimH

    A state that understands the Constitution, and has Yellowstone National Park. Gotta love it.

  • jerry

    Thank God there still are brave individuals who will stand up to [expletive deleted] Barack’s policy’s.

  • http://NA Paul Willis

    How about we make all of Washington DC a gun free zone! No guns in the Whitehouse, the halls or offices of congress or the senate? And of course, no guns for the secret service or anyone else. Wouldn’t that make everything and everyone safer?

  • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.fox.98892 Benjamin Fox

    Refreshing, no eddie teddy 47 ways to be a commie and no trashy flashy dashy around with their propaganda remarks.

  • gunner

    Check out the 2009 Montana Firearms Freedom Act.

  • jopa

    Well I see James Yeager lost his CCW permit in the state of Tenn.after claiming he was going to start killing people in a video that went viral if there were gun law changes.That is one dude that should have his guns taken away and be sent to an asylum along with a whole host of others from this site.Too many crazies in the world today and to know they even have guns is scary.

    • Jeff

      Absolutely, jopa, the guy is obviously banging on only five cylinders. He says he’ll shoot people if the gov’m’t tries to take his guns away?! Damn, he’s making their point for them. I don’t know if you’re for or against guns, but those of us who support the 2nd Amendment need to be the ones most careful about how and where we use firearms

  • d. hopkins

    these dictatorial decree`s from d.c. are in contempt of the law, invented by criminals to better and only serve criminals. the 1st 10 amendment`s are immutable, in, (not un) alienable, granted by God and not subject to legislation, executive order, or government, period. in 1902, the 2nd amendment received emphatic and protective congressional endorsement, under what was called the dick act. as tony newbill shared earlier, mr. scott expressed himself both eloquently and factually. very few of these congressmen have ears to hear that sort of truth, that slaps w/the ring of a silver dollar on a hard-wood bar, but it was put before them, by a courageous and honest american.

  • Liberterian

    Kudos to Wyoming, someone needs to breath some sanity into the discussion. Let’s stand tall and tell the Federal Government where they can get off. We are the people of this nation.

  • Dave67

    Pathetic… Once again the “guns to anyone at anytime” crowd is at it again.

    Israel:

    They have a 60 day waiting period, a psych evaluation before guns are sold, a national database to track weapons, training on the use and storage of weapons and limits on the amount of ammo that is sold.

    This is common sense gun control to help prevent gun deaths. The Gun nuts do not care about the deaths from guns, as they don’t care about what a “well regulated militia” means in the 2nd Amendment.

    • shell

      Not that I even care about your opinion, but did you forget about the second part of that amendment? You know where it says “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”? Note the last four words, shall not be infringed. In case you are English impaired I shall repeat those words, shall not be infringed.

      Hmmm…I don’t see anything else after those words. Nothing in there that states except for automatic weapons or you can only have so many or you must limit the amount of ammo you have or high capacity magazines can be limited. Nope. I just can’t find the part that limits gun ownership. I really can’t. Let me look again, well, it seems to read “shall not be infringed.” Yep…it sure does.

    • Chad E. Collins

      They aren’t just giving guns to anyone these acts are not changing who can and cannot own guns. It will still be illegal for felons to possess firearms. These acts just protect the citizens right to own certain firearms. If the federal government would wise up and realize its not the guns that are the problem the states wouldn’t need to pass acts like these. The government needs to address violent criminals getting reduced sentences. The government needs to address gun free zones our children need to be protected arm teachers or place armed guards in schools.

  • Mike

    I echo and ditto Shell’s comments. He took the wind out of my sails. I was going to express the same sentiments!

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