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HOMELAND REBELLION: WYOMING DECLARES ITSELF THE 4TH STATE EXEMPT FROM SOME FEDERAL GUNS LAWS
WND ^ | 14 March, 2010 | Bob Unruh

Posted on 03/15/2010 6:28:47 AM PDT by marktwain

Wyoming plan will fine feds $2,000 over gun rules and/or possible 2 years in jail for violations committed by federal agent enforcing U.S. regulations on firearms in the State.

Wyoming has joined a growing list of states with self-declared exemptions from federal gun regulation of weapons made, bought and used inside state borders –but lawmakers in the Cowboy State have taken the issue one step further, adopting significant penalties for federal agents attempting to enforce Washington's rules.

According to a law signed into effect yesterday by Democratic Gov. Dave Freudenthal, any agent of the U.S. who "enforces or attempts to enforce" federal gun rules on a "personal firearm" in Wyoming faces a felony conviction and a penalty of up to two years in prison and up to $2,000 in fines.

WND reported just days ago when Utah became the third state, joining Montana and Tennessee, to adopt an exemption from federal regulations for weapons built, sold and kept within state borders.

A lawsuit is pending over the Montana law, which was the first to go into effect.

But Wyoming's law goes further, stating, "Any official, agent or employee of the United States government who enforces or attempts to enforce any act, order, law, statute, rule or regulation of the United States government upon a personal firearm, a firearm accessory or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in Wyoming and that remains exclusively within the borders of Wyoming shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be subject to imprisonment for not more than two (2) years, a fine of not more than two thousand dollars ($2,000.00), or both."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: 10thamendment; banglist; constitution; donttreadonme; liberty; lping; shallnotbeinfringed; statesrights; wy; wy2010
Restoring the Constitution by using the 10th amendment.
1 posted on 03/15/2010 6:28:47 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: Squantos; Joe Brower; Lion Den Dan; archy; marktwain

I am wondering why I left Wyoming 40 years ago? Looks better and better to retire and move back there.


2 posted on 03/15/2010 6:32:43 AM PDT by SLB (23rd Artillery Group, Republic of South Vietnam, Aug 1970 - Aug 1971.)
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To: marktwain

I’ve always liked that state. A streak of independence runs deep through the people there, along with a healthy distrust of the federal government.


3 posted on 03/15/2010 6:34:58 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Our politicians are stupid and our policies unsustainable)
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To: marktwain

What this is doing is forcing a confrontation on the 10th and the “interstate commerce” clause.

It either has to go in favor of the states, or there will be a mass secession and reset of our country.


4 posted on 03/15/2010 6:36:29 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: marktwain
".....to adopt an exemption from federal regulations for weapons built, sold and kept within state borders......"

This is OK, except why the restriction on where the firearms are maufactured....? Does it really matter?

This is a self-limiting clause, since how many states have weapons industries?

5 posted on 03/15/2010 6:37:07 AM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: Victor

agree.........they should’ve placed a 3 year window, in which if the gun has been ownned by the same indiv, with no gun law offenses......that gun would be “deemed” the same as if made, mfg and bought in the State of Wyo.

......but after Obama Care everyone and anyone can start “deeming” what they want or need......

deeming -—the new catch word.


6 posted on 03/15/2010 6:44:01 AM PDT by sbark
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To: SLB

I am wondering why I left Wyoming 40 years ago? Looks better and better to retire and move back there.
????????????
I wouldn’t retire in Casper, Rock Springs,Cheyenne or Rawlings.

Lusk would be nice, Newcastle maybe


7 posted on 03/15/2010 6:49:16 AM PDT by South Dakota (Drill baby, drill)
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To: South Dakota

Wheatland!


8 posted on 03/15/2010 6:50:45 AM PDT by SLB (23rd Artillery Group, Republic of South Vietnam, Aug 1970 - Aug 1971.)
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To: Victor

The whole point of this is to force a challenge to old rulings about interstate commerce, specifically the Wickard v Filburn decision, which greatly expanded the tentacles of the federal government.

The Montana law will be the one that gets the challenge to the high court first, but showing a trend among the states toward this type of law can influence the justices’ decisions on the matter.

Several justices have expressed interest in revisiting Wickard, so it isn’t inconceivable that a decision could go our way. Overturning Wickard would be a huge advancement for the cause of limited government and freedom.


9 posted on 03/15/2010 6:51:53 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: SLB

hold on to your hat


10 posted on 03/15/2010 7:01:20 AM PDT by South Dakota (Drill baby, drill)
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To: Victor
“This is a self-limiting clause, since how many states have weapons industries?”

If the laws are upheld, you can bet that every gun mfg in America will relocate to those states that pass similar laws. Ditto on ammo mfgs.

11 posted on 03/15/2010 7:03:10 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: ForGod'sSake

Ping


12 posted on 03/15/2010 7:13:58 AM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: marktwain

Wow. We have this law in place here in Tennessee? I didn’t know that-holy cow. What a wonderful thing. Oh and ya know-Barrett firearms are made here in Tennessee. A .50 cal would do nicely......


13 posted on 03/15/2010 7:20:09 AM PDT by murrie (For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son..........)
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To: marktwain

Rodney Wimberly, Sr. will be back on the air in El Dorado, Ar radio, KELD on April 5th, Mon- Thurs. He is a Constitutionalist who like a LOT of us feels the government is truly heading toward making us subservient.

ANY emails that you think need sharing about proposed gun control, hunting, fishing, expropriation of personal property, any emails relating to our rights being reduced, or any other gross violation of the Constitution.. please send to him at live.free@suddenlink.net

He is a Vietnam USMC and he has a website blog at rodneywimberly, sr. com

He needs research material for his radio show and blog. I figure I’ll send anything that smacks of big brother-ism and government intrusion. It is one small crack in getting real folks views heard. Please add him to your email list.

Thanks
diji


14 posted on 03/15/2010 7:23:56 AM PDT by diji (IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS, PLEASE, FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM !)
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To: marktwain

Outstanding.


15 posted on 03/15/2010 7:25:10 AM PDT by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: marktwain
Restoring the Constitution by using the 10th amendment.

States can do the same thing with Obomas Death Care, too.
I really, really hope this is a growing trend. Shut the feds out once and for all. They're involved in things that aren't any of their business.

16 posted on 03/15/2010 7:52:10 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: perfect_rovian_storm
"...specifically the Wickard v Filburn decision...."

Do you know the specifics of the case? This is very interesting...

17 posted on 03/15/2010 8:02:13 AM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: Victor

bump for freedom


18 posted on 03/15/2010 8:04:38 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Victor

It was a case where a man who was growing wheat on his own land for his own use was penalized by the federal government for growing more than they said he should under FDR’s agriculture laws.

The court ruled that even goods only intended for personal use can affect the flow of interstate commerce, therefore can be regulated by the feds. Overturning it could call into question everything from CAFE standards to the federal minimum wage law.

It’s an exciting idea and I hope it is successful. Rolling back the feds is long overdue.


19 posted on 03/15/2010 8:16:15 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

My memory is that the FDR ag law case was eventually overturned, wasn’t it?


20 posted on 03/15/2010 8:19:01 AM PDT by Pecos
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To: Pecos

I don’t think so.
If it had been overturned, some FReepers would have been stating that every time anyone posted anything about it

(Wickard v Fillburn, FYI)


21 posted on 03/15/2010 8:20:05 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

We simply need a SC decision that neuters the “interstate commerce clause” loophole the feds use.

This can be as simple a ruling as affirming what the founders intended by it -

it has to be “commerce”, it has to be “interstate”, and there has to be a dispute between the states involved in order for the feds to step in.


22 posted on 03/15/2010 8:22:06 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: marktwain

And Heart of Atlanta; Katzenbach (“Ollies Bar-B-Q”)
The federal govt. was created by the states, not the other way around. While the feds original intentions, to protect civil rights created under the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments were salutary, now that they are using the commerce clause to infringe upon civil rights, it is time to remind them ‘who made who’.


23 posted on 03/15/2010 8:42:28 AM PDT by tumblindice
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To: Pecos

Not to my knowledge, no.


24 posted on 03/15/2010 9:24:31 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: marktwain

Go Cowboys!

My favorite state.


25 posted on 03/15/2010 9:49:58 AM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (Light up the Planet! Use lots of power during "Earth Hour;" Sat. March 27, 8:30 PM.)
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To: Victor
This is OK, except why the restriction on where the firearms are maufactured....? Does it really matter?

If the item is manufactured OUTSIDE of the state and then sold and used within the state, it would fall under the interstate commerce clause (or at least that is the argument by which the Feds would claim jurisdiction for their regulations). By specifying the restriction on manufactured, sold, and kept within state borders, the state is affirming that the congressional authority to regulate interstate commerce does NOT apply and therfore any attempts to enforce federal regulation is unauthorized.

26 posted on 03/15/2010 10:07:35 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: Victor

Wyoming makes its own firearms.

http://www.freedomarms.com


27 posted on 03/15/2010 7:43:09 PM PDT by eabinga
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