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  • Wyoming targets ATF in suit over gun rights

    05/11/2006 8:13:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies · 1,010+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | May 11, 2006 | Dan Lewerenz
    Associated Press CHEYENNE - Wyoming Attorney General Pat Crank has sued the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, saying the agency is relying on a "hyper-technicality" to refuse some Wyoming residents - people convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence - the right to bear arms. "We really are arguing about what is an 'expungement' - that is the critical question here," Crank said Wednesday. "Essentially, what the dispute involves is the meaning of the word 'expungement' and how it is applied to firearms disability under federal law," said Eric Epstein, division counsel for the ATF field office in Phoenix....
  • Anti-federal bills move forward in House (Montana)

    02/16/2005 1:26:49 AM PST · by TERMINATTOR · 154 replies · 2,197+ views
    Bozeman Daily Chronicle ^ | February 15, 2005 | WALT WILLIAMS
    HELENA -- Lawmakers in the Montana House of Representatives collectively thumbed their noses at the federal government Monday by approving two bills exempting guns from federal regulations and driver's licenses from national standardization requirements. The bills by Reps. Diane Rice, R-Harrison, and Roger Koopman, R-Bozeman, do different things but are driven by the same concern: the erosion of personal liberties by the federal government. Koopman said Monday his gun bill, House Bill 366, would inspire a home-grown industry of gun-makers who produce firearms to be sold in Montana. It also sends a message reaffirming states' rights. "In that regard, this...