Saturday, January 12, 2013
Wyoming Bans Federal Gun Bans!
Wyoming has make it a felony to enforce the expected forthcoming federal gun ban.
A Republican state lawmaker in Wyoming has to prohibit enforcement of federal gun control measures that Vice President Joe Biden is likely to recommend next week.
State Rep. Kendell Kroeker (R-Evansville) has put forward a bill making it a felony to enforce in Wyoming any federal ban on assault weapons or high-capacity gun magazines.
Kroeker said his bill, which would hit federal agents with up to five years in prison and a $50,000 fine for attempting to enforce such bans in Wyoming, is designed to be proactive in preserving gun rights.
"We want to get things ahead of the game," Kroeker said, pointing to opponents of the Bill of Rights two centuries ago who argued that the amendments were not necessary because there was no issue over those rights. "We take the Second Amendment seriously in Wyoming."
Kroeker's bill covers gun bans that the federal government passes after Jan. 1, 2013.
"I take an oath to uphold, support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the constitution of Wyoming," said Kroeker. "I believe it is my duty to take that oath seriously. If the federal government is going to pass laws taking back our rights, it is our right as a state to defend those rights."
Underlying this legislation, Kroeker is making a . He told HuffPost that Thomas Jefferson helped lead Kentucky and Virginia lawmakers in resisting state enforcement of the Alien and Sedition Acts in the late 18th century.
Kroeker has been joined by several other GOP legislators in backing the bill, which could pass Wyoming's strongly pro-Second Amendment, Republican-controlled Legislature.
Posted by Zee at 8:05 AM