posted on Jan, 17 2013 @ 01:11 PM
Edit: I found a different source: www.huffingtonpost.com...
I know the source is "before its news" but being from Wyoming I will say that we are all talking about this here.
Before I begin I would like to tell you a little bit about Wyoming. First and foremost our gun laws are easily the most lax of any state including
Texas. We are allowed to conceal and carry a firearm without a permit as long as you are a resident of Wyoming. If you are not a resident you can
still open carry. Walking down the street about every other person you see most likely has a firearm on their person at any given time.
We are a state of proud gun owners with an average of 6 guns per person. It is also worth noting that we also have the lowest violent crime rate per
capita of any state in the US. We also have a castle doctrine law that allows the use of deadly force to protect your home and property.
(neat little fact) We also have a law in place allowing farmers to hang you on their property if you are caught attempting to steal livestock.
We sort of consider ourselves as the last bastion for freedom in the US.
With that said:
As the Obama administration plots various assaults on gun rights by "executive order" and legislation, proposals described as "very extreme" even
by some Democrats, state lawmakers in Wyoming have another idea. Republican legislators are rallying behind nullification legislation that would void
unconstitutional infringements on the right to keep and bear arms, even providing prison time for any federal agents who may try to enforce
Washington, D.C., gun control in the state. Lawmakers expect it to pass. The new bill, H.B. 0104 or the "Firearms Protection Act," would nullify any
new federal infringements on the constitutionally protected gun rights of state residents – who enjoy some of the lowest crime rates while being
among the most heavily armed people in America. Unconstitutional federal gun registration schemes, as well as restrictions on semi-automatic guns or
standard-capacity magazines, would also be nullified under the legislation.
"We take the Second Amendment seriously in Wyoming.... If the federal government is going to pass laws taking back our rights, it is our right as
a state to defend those rights."
So ATF be warned.. you try and take my guns and you will be escorted away in handcuffs and enjoy a stay in one of our fine prisons.
I am proud of my state for this as no state should allow the federal government to dictate their way of life nor bully them into enforcing
unconstitutional laws. Knowing my state... This bill will not only pass but get every single one of them re-elected.
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