Wyoming Lawmakers Propose Legislation to Protect Gun Owners From Federal Firearms Ban

Wyoming lawmakers are proposing legislation to protect gun owners from a federal firearm ban.
K2Radio reported:

Several Wyoming lawmakers are proposing legislation designed to protect gun-owners from any potential federal firearm ban. The “Firearms Protection Act” bill, introduced this week, would make any federal law banning semi-automatic firearms or limiting the size of gun magazines unenforceable within the state’s boundaries.

Anyone trying to enforce a federal gun ban could face felony charges under the proposal. It also includes a provision allowing the Wyoming Attorney General’s office to defend any state resident against any federal firearm ban.

The proposed bill would make it a felony for federal agents to enforce a firearms ban within the state borders.

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  • mark1973


  • Highlander

    Beautiful! It’s time we started fighting back, and this is a great first step. I hope more states follow suit …

  • Highlander

    In fact, I’d take it a step further, and expand it to include the ENTIRE CONSTITUTION. Any attempt to enforce any unconstitutional federal law in this state ….

  • Oliver

    Obamacare outlaws government gun registration


  • Patty

    And every state in America needs to get on board. Obama can try to change a lot of things but our Constitution isn’t one of them. If he does then impeachment proceedings and if the Congress is too spineless then Americans will.


  • Finally! It’s about time a State spoke up!

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  • Marcy

    Too bad I live in New York with the craziest governor I’ve ever seen. Last night he was screaming at the legislative body in Albany. Literally screaming some crazy ass speech about gun control. He wouldn’t stop. He was so scary I said, “We need a gun just to protect ourselves from Gov. Cuomo.”

  • Bill Schuster

    “Whatever it is, I’m against it.”
    ~Prof. Quincy Adams Wagstaff

  • Patty

    #2 January 10, 2013 at 12:22 pm
    Highlander commented:

    On much the time has come and went with Obama regulations, etc. We needed to stop Obama on a great many things. We may have failed but on gun control? Obama hasn’t a prayer. He is messing with the CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES. He has no power to change the Second Amendment no matter how powerful he thinks he is. Too many Americans will not let that happen. That is a promise.

    We still live in a nation that is free and our Constitution protects it people from the very people like Obama and others.

  • Frito

    I forsee a land rush to Wyoming!

  • Skandia Recluse

    In 1957 Eisenhower sent federal troops into Little Rock Arkansas, and federalized the Arkansas school system.

    In 1965 LBJ sent federal troops to Montgomery Alabama to enforce federal civil rights legislation.

    Does anyone think that Obama would not send federal troops into Wyoming to enforce federal gun safety legislation?

    Does anyone not think that Obama would welcome the opportunity to send federal troops anywhere to enforce his imperial edicts?

  • bg


    not understanding the excessive hype pertaining to gun laws by former pro,
    now anti, gun politicians , as a distraction however, it’s an excellent ploy..
    what better way to appear to be doing something that has already been
    done in order to do more in order to acquire more fire power so to speak..

    seems to me everything is a dog and pony show, they keep US
    busy with one thing, while doing other things behind our back..

    Federal Assault Weapons Ban

    [The Federal Assault Weapons Ban (AWB), or Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act, was a subtitle of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, a federal law in the United States that included a prohibition on the manufacture for civilian use of certain semi-automatic firearms, so called “assault weapons”. The 10-year ban was passed by Congress on September 13, 1994, and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton the same day. The ban only applied to weapons manufactured after the date of the ban’s enactment.

    The Federal Assault Weapons Ban expired on September 13, 2004, as
    part of the law’s sunset provision. There have been multiple attempts
    to renew the ban, but no bill has reached the House floor for a vote.

    a False Assault on Assault Weapons

    [Machine Guns Still Illegal

    Contrary to what the ad clearly implies, any weapon that can fire 300 rounds per minute remains illegal for civilians to own without specific clearance by the US Department of Justice.

    In fact, machine guns have been tightly regulated since the passage of the National Firearms Act in 1934, in the wake of the gangster era. Legal ownership of a machine gun requires an extensive federal background check, fingerprinting, signed clearance from the chief of local law enforcement (such as a county sheriff), a $200 excise tax, and weeks of paperwork. That was true before the assault-weapon ban was enacted in 1994, and it remains true with the expiration of the ban at midnight Sept. 13, 2004.

    That’s made clear in a question-and-answer document posted Sept.
    13 on the Web site of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
    Explosives (ATF), explaining the effect of the expiration of the assault
    -weapon ban:

    ATF: All provisions of the National Firearms Act (NFA) relating to registration and transfer of machine guns . . . still apply.

    The fully automatic version of the AK47 — pictured and described
    in the ad — remains just as illegal as it was before the ban expired.


    But it is also a fact that Bush was publicly committed to sign
    an extension if Congress passed it, and it was Congress that
    failed to do so.]

    The Obamas of The World ‘Don’t Want to Save Lives’:
    The Ted Nugent Gun Interview You’ve Been Waiting For


  • Patty

    Liberals get something in their head and do just about anything from reporting addresses to destroying credibility and character of good men and women. This is from a playbook and it is all part of a Socialization of America. They will break laws to do it even if that Law is The Constitution of the UNITED STATES.

    And THIS IS THE TIME, we have been Biotched Slapped by the left for way too long. And if there ever was a time to STAND TOGETHER FOR OUR FREEDOMS THIS IS THE TIME and we won’t be swayed or detoured again. Maybes, mights, should haves aren’t going to fly this time it is time to act. Time to set these liberals straight. We are tired and we won’t take it anymore.

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  • Maudie N Mandeville

    Nice. Our Founders would have considered it treason=death but it’s a start.

  • Gregor

    I keep hearing so-called conservatives and other gun owners defending these proposed new laws with statements such as “nobody is going to take your guns” or “they aren’t talking about confiscating your guns”, suggesting that they will only outlaw the future sale and transfer of certain types of guns. They keep telling us that we’ll get to keep our currently owned guns, but might have to “register” them.

    There’s a problem with this absurd thinking by non-thinking zombies who claim to be on our side …


    The answer is … your guns will no longer be able to be transferred to your family members, or to anyone else, and your family members will then be required to turn them over to the government or face felony charges for possession of illegal weapons.

    These clowns know this. They know what they’re doing. They are playing you. They are conning you. People need to be pointing this out anytime some buffoon attempts to calm you down by telling you you’ll be able to keep your current guns.

    Additionally, this doesn’t take into account the fact that they’ll most likely make it illegal to buy, sell, or transfer magazines or ammo for those weapons. It also doesn’t take into account that they’re almost guaranteed to make it illegal to use these guns outside of the home, therefore, you’ll be allowed to keep possession of what amounts to a useless piece of metal.

    Maybe you can hang it on your wall and look at it all day long, but I doubt it, because you’ll be required to keep it locked up in a safe at all times.

  • RedBeard

    I’ve always loved visiting Wyoming. Now I want to live there. Well, if they can make it warmer, maybe……..

  • Tony

    Look, I hate this liberal attempt to use the current crisis to undermine Second Amendment rights. But, please look to the Supremacy Clause at Art. VI in the body of the Constitution. Wyoming’s attempt to make it felony for Federal Agents to enforce laws, with which it disagrees, is Unconstitutional. If they could, California and Colorado would make it a felony for DEA to try to enforce the Federal Contraband statutes that outlaw distribution of marijuana.

    Other aspects of the statute might have merit. Financial support in opposition to Federal enforcement might be useful. We are in a lot of difficulty here. The Democrats think they can obliterate their opposition during the lame duck administration of an arrogant narcissist. It’s going to get worse before it gets better.

  • Ronald Schwartz

    It appears there WAS an armed guard at today’s school shooting in California.

  • Downer

    Wyoming should consider themselves a ‘sanctuary state’ for gun owners, as some mayors called their cities in opposition to federal immigration laws. Other sane and Constitution loving governors should follow suit.

  • Look-Out

    School Tragedy Averted As Teacher Draws Her Gun on Crazed Gunman

    Gudger, the school resource officer (I called her a “teacher” in the headline just because I do not know what a “resource officer” is and I figure that most people don’t either) held the gunman in a standoff for two minutes, until police arrived. After they did, the cops again demanded Cowen drop his gun. He didn’t. Shooting broke out (I don’t know who shot first, thus the passive voice) and Cowen was killed.


  • Redlight

    It is a great day to live in the Cowboy State.

    No 18- The weather here today is really nice, 35 and sunny.

  • #19 Take a second look at Article VI.

    This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.

    One might argue that a federal law passed that does not comply with the Constitution or with a state law that IS in compliance with the Constitution is null and void. In other words, if the state law is supported by the Constitution (in this case the Second Amendment), federal gun-grabbing laws can be considered null and void. I think that might be the approach Wyoming is taking, and I am sure they have had lawyers look at the proposed law before introducing it.

  • bg


    Ronald Schwartz #20 January 10, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    😯 so?? what are we to make of that outburst??

    it would be nice if you had provided a link,
    or at the very least, a tad more info..

    Look-Out #22 January 10, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    December 24, 2012

    Gunman killed at Sullivan Central

    thank you..


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  • And the madman was stopped by a good gal with a gun. No staff or students were injured. Imagine that Liberals, just like Wayne LaPierre said “The best way to stop a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun.” Hey, Leslie this is today’s headline. Another gun story were lives were saved. How come you have no comment today?

  • Militant Conservative

    All of my firearms have been sold already, to the next generation.

    I’m just minding the store. I’ll obey the law when my politicians do.

    Till then, come and take it.

  • To clarify: My above comment is in regard to the attempted school shooting by another wacko at the Sullivan Central High School in Tennesee on Monday that was stopped by an armed employee.

  • Sam Stone

    The NRA has been vindicated by none other than the parents of the school shooting victims.

    Newtown parents demand police presence at schools.
    “Parent Amy Roman implored both the Police Commission and the Board of Education Tuesday night to continue to provide two police officers at each of the district’s six schools.
    Roman, who has two young sons, said she moved with her family to Newtown three years ago because of the schools. In the wake of the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary shooting that left 20 children and six faculty members dead, Roman said she and other parents want to ensure their children are safe in whatever school they are assigned.
    “We feel this has gone from a want to a need,” Roman told both the commission and the board.
    She was not alone. A couple of other parents expressed similar sentiments, and the district has received close to 300 emails, many of them voicing concern about long-term security and police presence in the schools.
    Schools Superintendent Janet Robinson said this presence is “indefinite,” with Newtown’s department supplemented by officers from other departments.”I’ve told the police we need them,” Robinson said, noting that children have not ventured outside for recess “because of anxiety.”


  • Jimmy

    If Wyoming did that, other States would follow suit.

  • Greg E

    Soinds great but…… Lets prohibit taxes next or no OB care…. Or w
    whatever other federal crap law or regulation these Obama morons come up with. Wish it were that easy!

  • The Central Scrutinizer

    @ #19 Tony

    The Constitution doesn’t say the right of the people to keep and smoke dope shall not be infringed.

  • More Minty

    Even if this bill passes, it would do absolutely nothing. See Martin v. Hunter’s Lessee

    This is nothing more than the frantic flailing of right wingers who know nothing about actual Constitutional law.

    You are pathetic.


    Right now it’s not a gun grab especially worrying me, it’s the forerunner of a gun grab which is registration of ALL arms and the yearly accounting of said weapons. Another concern; how about the outlawing of all semiautomatics, both short and long weapons. Watch for each of these two bummers, gun registration and the outlawing of semiautomatic weapons, on the Obama/Biden list for immediate executive action.

  • Look-Out

    Re #22 linked story — just discovered it’s a 2yr. old event…however, that doesn’t change the fact that an armed, well-trained employee was able to contain the gunman til the cops arrived.

    Cruising the internet…found this, posted today —

    What you are about to read is astonishing. I’m not even sure what’s the right conclusion to draw from it. But here’s what we know so far:

    John Noveske is one of the most celebrated battle rifle manufacturers in America. His rifles, found at http://www.NoveskeRifleworks.com are widely recognized as some of the finest pieces of American-made hardware ever created. (I own one of his rifles, and it’s a masterpiece of a machine that just keeps on running.) Sadly, John Noveske was killed in a mysterious car crash just a few days ago, on January 4, 2013.

    According to the Outdoor Wire, his car “traveled across the oncoming lane onto the dirt highway shoulder until it struck two large boulders. The vehicle rolled and Mr. Noveske was ejected.”

    But barely a week before this incident, John Noveske posted a lengthy, detailed post on Facebook that listed all the school shootings tied to psychiatric drugs. At the end of the post, he asked, “What drugs was Adam Peter Lanza on?”

    Read for more odd stuff/coincidences noticed in article:


  • FurryGuy

    #31 January 10, 2013 at 3:26 pm
    Jimmy commented:

    If Wyoming did that, other States would follow suit.

    Not all, there would be enough Prog-run states that would gleefully comply with unconstitutional acts from this administration. In my home state of Washington there are quite a few politicians-for-life (Dems all) who are trying to make it a race as to who starts confiscating legally owned firearms first, the state or the Feds.

  • Warren Bonesteel

    Another civil war is inevitable.

    Prepare for it.

  • wyntre

    The Second Amendment assault has been planned for over two decades and Eric Holder, who orchestrated Fast and Furious, is one of the architects.
    Here’s Holder in 1995 speaking of “brainwashing people” to shun guns and gunowners the same way people who smoked were shamed into “cowering outside to smoke in private.”

    (Tried to link clip but blocked. Check youtube)

    “We need to brainwash [people into thinking about guns in vastly different way.”

    “You know, when I was growing up, people smoked all the time. Both my parents did. But over time, we changed the way that people thought about smoking, so now we have people who cower outside of buildings and kind of smoke in private and don’t want to admit it.”

  • Austin Milbarge


    No Mr. Minty, you’re pathetic. This is a state that has the lowest taxes in the country and we finnish in the black, fiscally, every year. We have finnished a billion in the black in recent years. So much extra money that we ended sales tax on food. We have a 5.7 % unemployment, low crime, and nobody shooting up schools and theaters or malls…That only happens in sh*t hole blue states, with strict gun laws. People here are hard working, INDEPENDENT and FREE!!

    Keep your supposedly progessive B.S. to your stink blue states and stay the he** away from us!

  • Redlight

    The Revolutionary War started when the Brits tried to disarm the people. Paul Revere’s ride was to warn everybody that the Brit’s were coming to take their guns.
    This is a big reason why the 2nd Amendment is in the 2 slot not the 8 or 9 slot.

  • NoResolution

    It is great Wyoming is doing this but not every State will do it. South Carlina is another one backing legal gun owners.

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  • Lim Lynn

    Opps Eric Holder admits he have been brainwash America’s citizens.

  • bg


    Annie J #27 & #29 January 10, 2013

    believe that’san old story come to light so to speak..

    A school shooting avoided – because a Good Guy was there



  • bg


    More Minty #34 January 10, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    okay, i’ll bite..

    please, expalin the Constitutional Law you speak of to me..

    thanks in advance.. because i won’t be
    turning blue waiting for you to respond..


  • Sandy

    Patty #14 — Libs will fall of their own weight. Wait till it becomes clear to the poor that the redistribution of wealth has nothing to do with them. Problem for the libs is that being a low information voter doesn’t necessarily mean stupid. When the pain gets personal then everybody wakes up.

  • bg


    oh, btw..

    January 9, 2013

    This Is How a Secret Gun Provision
    Made its Way Into Obamacare Legislation

    [The Washington Post first reported on Dec. 30 about the presence of this controversial wording. Under a section with the headline “Protection of Second Amendment Gun Rights,” the NRA-advocated wording is nestled deep within the law. The Post called the inclusion, “a largely overlooked but significant challenge to a movement in American medicine to treat firearms as a matter of public health.”]

    January 10, 2013

    Gun Advocates Celebrate ‘Secret’ Obamacare Provision
    Forbidding Exec Order To Regulate Guns And Ammo ….

    [As for Reid’s reasons for burying a pro-gun measure into the body of the
    Affordable Care Act, the Majority Leader is said to have been concerned
    that the NRA planned to take an active position against the passage of
    Obamacare and decided, no doubt with the permission of Reid’s friend,
    NRA boss Wayne LaPierre, to head the problem off at the pass by putting
    language in the bill that would mollify the gun lobby.

    Further, there was concern that a conspiracy theory then in circulation
    among right – wing circles — a meme suggesting that the Obama
    Administration had cleverly planted language in the ACA that could be
    used as a tool to get to the guns—would further erode public support
    for the legislation. For these reasons, Reid determined to insert some
    cozy language for the gun people into the Senate version of the ACA
    — language certain to escape public review at a time when the
    conversation was far more focused on hot button subjects like death
    panels, taxes and mandates.

    if there’s anything these power hungry narcissists that
    rule the roost know how to do, it’s how to plan ahead,
    lets just hope & pray we won’t be losing ours any time
    soon.. *sigh* and go figure..


  • Grimsock

    I see you Texas, and raise you Wyoming….well played Wyoming. Well played.

  • bg


    Sandy #47 January 10, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    from your keyboard to Gods ears,
    only hope we’re listening to Him..


  • More Minty

    Did you even bother reading about the case I mentioned? It’s fairly self explanatory.

  • RedBeard

    Judging by the faulty conclusions, it seems that Minty went to the same constitutional law classes as did our pnony-baloney Dear Leader.

  • Lim Lynn

    Grandmother working in her family owned grocery store stop robbery with gun bought by her son.

  • rabble-rouser

    Time to invest in buying acreage in Wyoming because land value will soar once people relocate there (like me).