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Wyoming lawmakers propose bill to nullify new federal gun laws
The Washington Examiner ^ | January 10, 2013 | Charlie Spiering

Posted on 01/11/2013 7:09:13 AM PST by KeyLargo

Wyoming lawmakers propose bill to nullify new federal gun laws

January 10, 2013 | 11:03 am 202Comments Charlie Spiering Commentary Staff Writer The Washington Examiner

Wyoming lawmakers have proposed a new bill that, if passed, would nullify any federal restrictions on guns, threatening to jail federal agents attempting to confiscate guns, ammunition magazines or ammunition.

The bill – HB0104 – states 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 firearms in this state shall be unenforceable in Wyoming.”

The bill is sponsored by eight Wyoming state representatives ad two state senators. If passed, the bill would declare any federal gun regulation created on or after January 1, 2013 to be unenforceable within the state.

In addition, the bill states would charge federal officials attempting to enforce a federal gun law within the state with a felony – “subject to imprisonment for not more less than one (1) year and one (1) day or more than five (5) years, a fine of not more than two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) five thousand dollars ($5,000.00), or both.”

The bill also allows the Attorney General of Wyoming to defend a state citizen from any prosecution by the United States Government.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: 1; 10thamendment; banglist; guncontrol; guns; nullification; secondamendment; statesrights; wewillnotcomply; youwillnotdisarmus


1 posted on 01/11/2013 7:09:19 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

In contrast to the Colorado governor calling for more gun control.


2 posted on 01/11/2013 7:12:14 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: KeyLargo
RE :”Wyoming lawmakers have proposed a new bill that, if passed, would nullify any federal restrictions on guns, threatening to jail federal agents attempting to confiscate guns, ammunition magazines or ammunition. “

That would be the show of a lifetime.
My guess is Justice would take it to court and try to get a hold put on it.

is one of the southern states defying the Bush/Pelosi light bulb manufacturing ban?

3 posted on 01/11/2013 7:13:10 AM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to O is NO principle!)
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To: KeyLargo

Maybe this is the first volley in the next “Civil War”?


4 posted on 01/11/2013 7:13:16 AM PST by HOYA97 (twitter @hoya97)
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To: HOYA97

Boo-rah to Wyoming.

Gotta force the pansy Dem governor of Montana to do same.


5 posted on 01/11/2013 7:18:19 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: HOYA97

6 posted on 01/11/2013 7:19:25 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

This is a strong offensive slap in the face to Obama, he is the Red Queen that will not tolerate dissent against his Wonderlands policies.

Even if not on a state wide level we are obligated to defend our communities in the same fashion, to have at the ready 24/7 people who will be able to perform a 2A citizens arrest upon any gun grabber.

A four man grabber team hits a neighborhood, word gets out, they are then subjected to an escort out of that community or to be detained as enemy combatants.


7 posted on 01/11/2013 7:19:41 AM PST by Eye of Unk (AR2 2013 is the American Revolution part 2 of 2013)
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To: sickoflibs
Any state can easily tell the Supreme Court to take a hike. If they nullify a Federal law the Supremes can't do anything about it. They have no enforcement authority. The Executive Branch has the law enforcement authority. Do you think they will come to Wyoming and do anything. No way. Good on you “Cowboys”. In the future if you need any help put the word out. Your state is surrounded by millions of law abiding citizens with rifles and plenty of ammo.
8 posted on 01/11/2013 7:19:49 AM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: KeyLargo

Why is time wasted on blatantly Unconstitutional laws? There are SO many ways to promote, and protect, gun rights that will ensure those rights for us and all I see are idiot State level proposals and lunatics on TV screaming.

And we wonder why we are getting blitzed at the polls and only have one demographic that supports us.

I am tired of watching morons try to protect my rights. Standing there screaming like a 2 year old will ENSURE that I lose my rights.

This is flat out stupid.


9 posted on 01/11/2013 7:20:41 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Fightin Whitey

It is my understanding that the unrestricted right to bear arms was a pre-condition for Montana to join the United States


10 posted on 01/11/2013 7:21:52 AM PST by kidd
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To: sickoflibs

How Will They Confiscate Your Guns?

by John A. Sutter
in California

For decades I have heard gun owners claim that the government would never be able to confiscate our firearms because the government would lose too many men. The implication being, of course, that gun owners would actively resist confiscation, even to the point of shooting back. But I believe this thinking is outdated and doesn’t align very well with reality. But before you tell me how big your honor guard in Hell will be when that day comes, let’s think about how the government could really do it.

Suppose, for the sake of argument, the government bans all civilian possession of firearms at the end of this month. Congress passes a total ban and the President cuts his own re-election throat by signing it. Gun owners get some grace period to turn them in, even beyond the deadline, without being charged with a crime. If we use Australia and Britain as examples there will still be a significant number of firearms that are not turned in. Some estimates put the Australian turn-in at less than 25% and the British faired only about 28%. But Australians and the British have long been used to obeying almost every gun control law. Not so the Americans. When laws are passed that we don’t like, we bite. We scratch. We vote. So here we sit after the guns have been collected and the amnesties have run out. Now what? Send out the personnel carriers, swat and shock troops to seize the guns from those militia “terrorists” who refused to turn them in? Don’t be silly.

The government has lots of records about you. If you purchased a firearm since 1968, chances are that they have some record of it somewhere. Most likely, it will take quite some time for them to compile all the serial numbers of “surrendered” guns (surrendered essentially at gunpoint) and cross off the ones you turned in. It’ll take more time for them to attempt to “clean up” their data. Say, about two years, maybe three. Add to that the hordes of people keypunching in hundreds of thousands of sales and registration records from hundreds of gun stores forced out of business. At some point the government decides they have something approaching a “good” database of unaccounted-for guns.

Read at:

http://www.keepandbeararms.com/newsarchives/XcNewsPlus.asp?cmd=view&articleid=327


11 posted on 01/11/2013 7:21:56 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Patriots can store their guns in warehouses, patriot armories, in WY. So folks in CA, NY, IL know they can legally keep their semi-autos. There also will be plenty of space for practice.


12 posted on 01/11/2013 7:24:03 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; an EMP confined to DC would be much appreciated)
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To: mosaicwolf
RE :”Any state can easily tell the Supreme Court to take a hike. If they nullify a Federal law the Supremes can't do anything about it. They have no enforcement authority”

Your point was that if Brewer had defied the SCOTUS decision on AZ immigration law it would be up to justice to enforce it somehow? assuming the court make up penalties for defying it like fines?

Example : They could fine them but have no way to enforce it except send in FBI ?

It certainly sounds like it would be the show of a lifetime.

13 posted on 01/11/2013 7:25:23 AM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to O is NO principle!)
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To: KeyLargo

http://www.guncite.com/gc2ndbog.html


14 posted on 01/11/2013 7:30:06 AM PST by Chaguito
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To: KeyLargo
RE :”For decades I have heard gun owners claim that the government would never be able to confiscate our firearms because the government would lose too many men. “

Who says they have that as a immediate goal, or need it??

If they pass a law banning assault rifles again (after taking back the House) then they will no longer be made here.

If it also says we must turn them in then we are made into criminals having to hide our guns, while illegals are given amnesty by O (until a Dem House passes that too) with all our rights and benefits as Dreamers, so now the classes have been flipped.

That is doable some time in the future (not now because they dont have the House) and it flips right and wrong 180 degrees.

15 posted on 01/11/2013 7:34:14 AM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to O is NO principle!)
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To: KeyLargo

Aahmmm.....

“Wyoming lawmakers propose bill “

As I read the post, there is no law yet


16 posted on 01/11/2013 7:36:56 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Chaguito

Like a lot today, it sounds good but the Left is much better at rewriting history than conservatives.


17 posted on 01/11/2013 7:48:48 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: kidd

I did not know that.

Will have to do some checking.

I remember that the Montana Firearms Freedom Act took effect in 2009, declaring that any small-caliber firearms (excluding full autos) manufactured and sold within Montana cannot be regulated by federal authorities.

Of course the ATF jumped on that and the matter is making its way through the courts.


18 posted on 01/11/2013 7:51:03 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: riverrunner

So many liberals for California have moved to Colorado that it is no longer a free state.


19 posted on 01/11/2013 7:57:44 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The only thing that Hollywood gets right about guns is that criminals will always get them.)
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To: kidd

Found this Constitutional article listed, including the rather odd mention of conceal carry permits:

“Montana: ‘The right of any person to keep or bear arms in defense of his own home, person, and property, or in aid of the civil power when thereto legally summoned, shall not be called in question, but nothing herein contained shall be held to permit the carrying of concealed weapons.’ Mont. Const. art. II, § 12.”

The CC portion has to be a relatively recent addition. And whatever it means, I know personally that acquiring a carry permit is a county-by-county matter, and in many counties (excluding those where the rich lefties have taken over) the process is wonderfully simple.


20 posted on 01/11/2013 7:59:48 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Fightin Whitey

http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/montana_says_gun127.html


21 posted on 01/11/2013 8:10:26 AM PST by kidd
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To: Fightin Whitey

Here’s another:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/feb/25/montanans-insist-on-gun-rights/


22 posted on 01/11/2013 8:12:19 AM PST by kidd
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To: KeyLargo

Spent four years living in Casper. God’s country. And gun country! With a proposed new Federal law to ban certain types of weapons, I joined and bought a few - ‘Course if they come looking for them they’ll realize I lost them somewhere along the way.

Town of 50,000 then. Everyone had guns, lots of them. Yet there was only one murder in the four years I was there - a non-local, illegal I think, broke into the home of an 86 year old woman, raped her and killed her with a knife.

Multiply the population by the number of guns and their frequent presence and use, and multiply that by that four year murder statistic, and I think it presents a great argument against gun control.


23 posted on 01/11/2013 8:18:20 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Chaguito

Thanks for doing the research. It’s clearly a false quote, and you saved me some time...


24 posted on 01/11/2013 8:21:09 AM PST by stormer
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To: RIghtwardHo

Hear, hear.


25 posted on 01/11/2013 8:23:29 AM PST by stormer
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To: KeyLargo

God I love Wyoming. We used to go there every summer for 10 years straight for vacation when I lived behind enemy lines in WA state. It was go good to go be with real people.


26 posted on 01/11/2013 8:24:42 AM PST by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: RetiredArmy

AR-15 Armed American: 15-year-old uses dad’s AR to defend self, 12YO sister
January 11, 2013

In Texas, a 15-year-old uses his dad’s AR-15 to defend himself, his 12-year-old sister and the family home against a pair of home invaders.

The AR-15 is America’s favorite rifle.

http://www.gunssavelife.com/?p=4620


27 posted on 01/11/2013 8:44:08 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: sickoflibs; mosaicwolf
>>RE :”Any state can easily tell the Supreme Court to take a hike. If they nullify a Federal law the Supremes can't do anything about it. They have no enforcement authority”
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>Your point was that if Brewer had defied the SCOTUS decision on AZ immigration law it would be up to justice to enforce it somehow?

There is one simple way which AZ could defy the FedGov -- declare a state of invasion and militarily (i.e. shoot to kill) shut down border crossings. Further, demand the FedGov assist (Art 4, Sec 4, US Constitution).

28 posted on 01/11/2013 8:45:04 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: kidd

That is most excellent info in a state where (Dem governor, two Dem senators) good news has been in short supply.

Thanks for the legwork and the good word.

(do you have a connection to Montana?)


29 posted on 01/11/2013 8:50:38 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: OneWingedShark; mosaicwolf
RE :”There is one simple way which AZ could defy the FedGov — declare a state of invasion and militarily (i.e. shoot to kill) shut down border crossings. Further, demand the FedGov assist (Art 4, Sec 4, US Constitution).”

Then O declares martial law in AZ, sends in the National guard from other states I assume and takes over?

30 posted on 01/11/2013 8:50:38 AM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to O is NO principle!)
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To: KeyLargo
Wyoming lawmakers have proposed a new bill that, if passed, would nullify any federal restrictions on guns, threatening to jail federal agents attempting to confiscate guns, ammunition magazines or ammunition.

A good law aimed at protecting the lives of federal agents.

31 posted on 01/11/2013 8:54:24 AM PST by TheDon (Criminalizing self defense contributed to the Sandy Hook massacre.)
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To: sickoflibs; mosaicwolf
>>”There is one simple way which AZ could defy the FedGov — declare a state of invasion and militarily (i.e. shoot to kill) shut down border crossings. Further, demand the FedGov assist (Art 4, Sec 4, US Constitution).”
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>Then O declares martial law in AZ, sends in the National guard from other states I assume and takes over?

That's one reaction -- and it would mean that he would be blatantly ignoring US Constitution, Art 4, Sec 4 -- but how many States would join w/ AZ? And, indeed, is not the waging of war on the States the very definition of Treason laid out by the Constitution?

The States, in that case, could indict Obama (and supporters) w/ Treason -- and, furthermore, it would mean the Fed were the undeniable aggressor in the Second American Civil War: The War of Federal Aggression.

32 posted on 01/11/2013 9:02:30 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

“...This is flat out stupid.”

I disagree. Nullification of most things federal these days is the only chance that I see we even have of getting our country to resemble the Constitution again. We need more red state governments to take this course. State Rights need to be reestablished with a vengence. The feds are way out of bounds and over the lines, and our national voting channels have become hostage to manipulation and thus nullified. If we think we can vote our way back on a national scale we are seriously kidding ourselves. I’m very curious to see how Gov. Mead reacts to this.

Now our state DEQ on the other hand... I think we import those fruitcakes right off the bus from Biodiversity and Berkley!


33 posted on 01/11/2013 9:14:27 AM PST by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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To: riverrunner

maybe these wyoming pols can visit denver and show my legislators what a true patriotic states’ rights American politician looks like. all the idiots that moved here from mexifornia to escape the mess they made just made a new mess here.


34 posted on 01/11/2013 9:37:44 AM PST by bravo whiskey (“People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.”)
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To: OneWingedShark; mosaicwolf
RE :”That’s one reaction — and it would mean that he would be blatantly ignoring US Constitution, Art 4, Sec 4 — but how many States would join w/ AZ? And, indeed, is not the waging of war on the States the very definition of Treason laid out by the Constitution? “

He’s not a dumb Republican silly. He doesnt broadcast his real plans so boldly unless public approval is with those plans, unlike many Republicans who go to kick Lucy's football over and over.
In those cases he says one thing and does another. He lies and says he is the only honest one at the table,.

Your scenareo had AZ declaring the state invaded and demanding further assistance. His assistance would be declaring martial law and putting its citizens under Federal protective custody.

By the time other states realized what happened it will be over, much like Republicans ‘after the fact’ reactions to O.

35 posted on 01/11/2013 9:39:10 AM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to O is NO principle!)
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