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Help Wyoming Put Teeth into Their State Firearms Preemption Law
Ammoland ^ | 14 February, 2012 | Anthony Bouchard

Posted on 02/15/2012 6:31:01 AM PST by marktwain

Wyoming --( As early as today HB-60 will be introduced in the house by Representative Kendell Kroeker (R-Casper) — It will require a 2/3rds vote to advance to committee.

Please email your House Representative ASAP and ask them to support this legislation that will put a end to local governments placing restrictions on your right to carry.

Wyoming has enjoyed a preemption since 1995, but unfortunately the “local” municipal politicians seem to believe that they hold more than the keys to the city.

Simply put, many city politicians believe they are above the law and ignore the state the preemption.

These brazen gun-grabbers’ have launched their own “Gun Free Zone” blitz — a full bore movement to increase gun free zones or better named “Criminal Safe Zones”.

Their scheme is simple — leave our new Constitutional Carry Law on the books but render it virtually MEANINGLESS by using local government to pass new gun “regulations.”

* The city of Gillette, anti-gun Mayor Tom Murphy announced a push for a new local ordinance turning virtually every city-owned property into a “Gun Free Zone”

* Following anti-gun Murphy’s lead, Casper Mayor Kenyne Schlager led another gauntlet — passing a ban at city hall and at all government gatherings inside city limits, even when meetings are conducted off city property.

This is just the beginning of more gun control measures by local government!

In fact, this is just how they have chipped away at the Second Amendment in cities on both coasts–by enacting incremental gun control inside of municipal boundaries.

And if these regulations are allowed to advance around the Wyoming, I’m afraid the anti-gun politicians will slowly gut the “constitutional carry” legislation you and I worked so hard to pass just last year.

The goal of HB-60 is to strengthen Wyoming laws FORBIDDING local governments from putting up any Criminal Safety Zones. And if they dare they will have penalties to pay!

So please email your State House Representative right now and ask them to support HB-60–stopping local municipalities–from restricting your right to self defense.

* Click here to find your House Representative.

* Or here listed alphabetically.

To Liberty, Anthony Bouchard Executive Director Wyoming Gun Owners

P.S. Please contact your state representative immediately and ask them to support HB-60 “Preemption Defense” legislation.

P.S.S. Similar legislation was passed in the retirement capital of the nation. Florida passed an almost identical “preemption defense” law.

***Read about it here — Gun Rights Win in Florida:State Law Will Soon End Local Restrictions.

About: Wyoming Gun Owners is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, single-purpose citizens’ organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the Right to Keep and Bear Arms as guaranteed by Article 1 Section 24 of the Wyoming Constitution and the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Wyoming Gun Owners is the only organization taking action at this level–with an aggressive program designed to mobilize public support for pro-gun legislation as well as opposition to gun control.

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: banglist; gun; preemption; wy

1 posted on 02/15/2012 6:31:08 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Virginia had a similar thing happen a couple of years ago. Virginia has an open carry law, it is lawful to open carry in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

A couple of years ago a resident of the city of Norfolk was arrested for open carrying in the city. The case eventually made it to the state Supreme Court, which ruled that no city or county could pass a law that overruled a state law, i.e. open carry could not be restricted by the city of Norfolk.

2 posted on 02/15/2012 7:16:58 AM PST by fredhead (Vegetarian - Old Indian word for poor hunter.)
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