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  • Wyoming sues feds over gun rights

    05/11/2006 10:42:47 AM PDT · by archy · 68 replies · 1,750+ views
    The Casper [WY] Star-Tribune ^ | May 10, 2006 | TOM MORTON
    Wyoming sues feds over gun rights By TOM MORTON Star-Tribune staff writer Wednesday, May 10, 2006 Wyoming is suing the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The lawsuit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court, centers on whether its the federal government or the state that has the final authority to restore gun rights to those guilty of misdemeanor domestic violence offenses. Under federal law, people convicted of any misdemeanor crime of domestic violence used to be prohibited from possessing a firearm. In 1986, that changed: Those convicted could own a gun if their records were expunged. A new...