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  • Wyoming Tackles Immigration

    01/21/2011 4:33:25 AM PST · by WilliamHouston · 10 replies
    Youth for Western Civilization ^ | January 21, 2011 | William L. Houston
    Wyoming is one of the many Western states that will be taking on illegal immigration this year. Every Western state with the exceptions of Oregon and Washington have some type of bill under consideration that I am tracking. In Wyoming, Rep. Pete Illoway in the Wyoming House is introducing an Arizona-style immigration law. He describes it as a "clone" of Arizona's popular SB 1070 which has become a model for other states. The bill would allow any state resident in Wyoming to file an action in court against a local government or police department for failing to enforce federal immigration...
  • Plan B - Freestate Project

    11/04/2008 8:47:39 PM PST · by Retired Greyhound · 83 replies · 2,654+ views
    I have been looking into this for quite a while now. I found out about it from Walter Williams. The American government has been steadily eroding our constitutional rights for quite some time. Conservatives have been successful in slowing this negative process for a time, but we may have reached a tipping point. I have been criticized on FR for talking about secession. It is something to consider. The American government has broken its contract with the people and the states. Freestate Project is not exactly a secession movement, but it is an opportunity for freedom loving citizens to gather...
  • Wilkie v Frank Robbins Case: Right to exclude argued

    03/21/2007 12:36:36 PM PDT · by archy · 26 replies · 837+ views
    Pinedale Online! ^ | February 28, 2007 | Cat Urbigkit
    Wilkie v Frank Robbins Case: Right to exclude arguedWyoming Rancher refuses to grant BLM a right-of-way across his private land by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online! February 28, 2007 In late January 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court has received its first briefs in federal appeal filed by Bureau of Land Management officials after an appeals court sided with Worland-area rancher Frank Robbins case. It’s been just over a year since the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that BLM employees cannot retaliate against a ranch owner for refusing to grant the BLM a right-of-way across his private land. The court’s ruling...
  • The Tale of the Invisible Seven-Hundred-Mile Fence

    01/06/2007 8:31:55 AM PST · by joanie-f · 169 replies · 3,740+ views
    self | 6 January, 2007 | joanie-f
    Ever since the crisis at our southern border was recognized as one, there have been countless meaningless rumblings, and one actual piece of ‘legislation’ (not suprisingly, still unsupported by the funds to back it up) from congress -- all aimed at suppressing citizen outrage regarding our open borders -- none of which is destined to see realization. When it comes to genuinely and resolutely addressing the crisis occurring across the border, everything that emanates from Washington is simply window dressing. To the majority of opportunistic traitors in our government, the invasion that is destroying our national identity, making a...
  • Wyoming senator diagnosed with leukemia

    11/09/2006 1:10:23 PM PST · by beezdotcom · 107 replies · 6,853+ views
    CNN ^ | Nov. 9 2006 | AP
    CHEYENNE, Wyoming (AP) -- Sen. Craig Thomas, hospitalized since Monday with pneumonia, has been diagnosed with a form of leukemia, his spokesman said Thursday. The Wyoming Republican, who was easily elected to a third term while in the hospital, issued a statement saying he will undergo treatment and plans to return to Congress in January.
  • I've Lived Too Long (Vanity)

    05/28/2006 5:46:49 PM PDT · by elkfersupper · 70 replies · 1,071+ views
    myself | 5/28/06 | myselff
    I’ve come to the conclusion that I’ve lived too long. I spent a lot of time outdoors over the last few days, and the mockingbirds are imitating cell phone and video game noises. I can’t risk inviting people over for a traditional holiday weekend party because LEO may visit due to excessive smoke, noise, parking violations, dust, or watering the lawn at the wrong time of day, etc, etc. If I do invite people over for a traditional holiday weekend party, they risk getting caught up in a “Click It Or Ticket” or “DWI” checkpoint - something my 7th –grade...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • House reverses course, supports expanded use of deadly force (NH)

    04/28/2006 7:01:09 AM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies · 511+ views
    Portsmouth Herald ^ | April 26, 2006 | Anne Saunders
    Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. -- Gun owners and advocates carried the day in the House on Wednesday. In a surprise turnaround, the House supported legislation it defeated last month that would give people more leeway to use guns to defend themselves in public places. It also voted for a bill to bar the state from taking guns or ammunition from people during a state of emergency. "Nothing should chip away at our freedom," argued Rep. Lynne Ober, R-Hudson. If weapons had been confiscated centuries ago, "we might have been singing God Save the Queen," she said. A Senate-passed bill gave...
  • WY: Concealed gun bill worries police

    03/03/2006 12:56:32 PM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 33 replies · 804+ views
    Laramie Boomerang (Wyoming) ^ | 3/3/06 | Micah Sturr
    Concealed gun bill worries police By Micah Sturr Boomerang Staff Writer Today, to carry a concealed gun in Laramie, you need to apply for a permit. If House Bill 78, which has passed the house and is currently in the senate, becomes law, you could carry without a permit — if you are a Wyoming resident 21 or older who can legally own a gun, are physically able to safely handle the gun and have not been committed to a facility for drug or alcohol abuse in the past six years. You would also have to inform police that you...
  • U.S. to use air patrols along Montana border

    02/04/2006 1:26:24 PM PST · by BigSkyFreeper · 40 replies · 1,031+ views
    Regina (Saskatchewan) Leader-Post ^ | February 3, 2006 | Julia Necheff, Canadian Press
    EDMONTON -- The United States will be using Blackhawk helicopters and planes along the Montana border with Alberta and Saskatchewan to watch for terrorists, drug-runners and illegal immigrants. The aircraft will be equipped with cutting-edge photographic surveillance and monitoring equipment to watch for any suspicious activity, a spokesman for Montana Republican Senator Conrad Burns said Friday. Matt Mackowiak said the beefed-up border security comes in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the U.S. "(Sept. 11) taught us a lot, and the northern border requires greater security and greater surveillance," Mackowiak said from Washington, D.C. "I think...
  • Outsourcing City Hall - A leaner, more efficient way to push people around

    01/03/2006 8:38:09 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies · 551+ views
    Reason ^ | January 3, 2006 | Jesse Walker
    A leaner, more efficient way to push people around At the beginning of 2005, Sandy Springs was an unincorporated Georgia suburb with a history of grousing that its taxes were subsidizing the rest of Fulton County rather than funding needed services at home. At the beginning of 2006, it is the seventh largest independent city in the state, population circa 85,000, and has mostly succeeded in crawling out from under the Fulton authorities' rule. The wealthy town's new government consists of a mayor, a city council, and a skeleton crew of public employees. Nearly everything else, from public works to...