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Wyoming Fights Back: 2 Yrs In Prison for Feds Enforcing Gun Bans

Kimberly Paxton
www.TheDailySheeple.com
January 15th, 2013
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Wyoming is the first state in America to consider a “just say no”  approach to proposed federal gun bans.

A bill has been introduced in the state congress that would penalize any federal agent attempting to enforce an assault weapons ban or a limit on magazine capacities. The bill calls for a punishment of 1-5 years in prison and a $5000 fine.

According to The Daily Caller,

“it also contains broad language prohibiting any “public servant … or dealer selling any firearm in this state” from enforcing “any act, law, statute, rule or regulation of the United States government relating to a personal firearm, firearm accessory or ammunition that is owned or manufactured commercially or privately in Wyoming and that remains exclusively within the borders of Wyoming.””

The specific text of the bill states:

Any federal law, rule, regulation or order created or effective on or after January 1, 2013 shall be unenforceable within the borders of Wyoming if the law, rule, regulation or order attempts to:

(i) Ban or restrict ownership of a semiautomatic firearm or any magazine of a firearm; or
(ii) Require any firearm, magazine or other firearm accessory to be registered in any manner.

State Representative Kendall Kroeker, who introduced the bill, said, “We take the Second Amendment seriously in Wyoming.”

He went on to comment:

I take an oath to uphold, support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the constitution of Wyoming.  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.”

The bill, if passed, could potentially be nullified by the federal government, but it would require a court battle to do so. Under the Constitution, it states that “federal law shall be the supreme law of the land.”  Most importantly, this bill makes an argument about the constitutionality of the gun ban itself.  The big question becomes, can the government use the Constitution to overturn a law that protects citizens from another unConstitutional law?

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  • Anonymous

    Absolutely NOT. State rules 1st.

    “Thomas Jefferson knew about the Supremacy Clause, it’s safe to assume. The Supremacy Clause applies to constitutional laws, not unconstitutional ones. For a full reply to this objection, see Professor Brion McClanahan.”

    ” Since the peoples of the states are the sovereigns, then when the federal government exercises a power of dubious constitutionality on a matter of great importance, it is they themselves who are the proper disputants, as they review whether their agent was intended to hold such a power. No other arrangement makes sense. No one asks his agent whether the agent has or should have such-and-such power. In other words, the very nature of sovereignty, and of the American system itself, is such that the sovereigns must retain the power to restrain the agent they themselves created. ”

    Many court systems are dubious.

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely NOT. State rules 1st.

    “Thomas Jefferson knew about the Supremacy Clause, it’s safe to assume.
    The Supremacy Clause applies to constitutional laws, not unconstitutional ones. For a full reply to this objection, see Professor Brion McClanahan.”

    ” Since the peoples of the states are the sovereigns, then when the federal government exercises a power of dubious constitutionality on a matter of great importance, it is they themselves who are the proper disputants, as they review whether their agent was intended to hold such a power. No other arrangement makes sense. No one asks his agent whether the agent has or should have such-and-such power. In other words, the very nature of sovereignty, and of the American system itself, is such that the sovereigns must retain the power to restrain the agent they themselves created. ”

    Many court systems are dubious.

  • GPBEAR

    We need to be thankful for for the states that have Law makers who remember the Constitution and are willing to protect it

  • johnny

    would they serve their time in a federal prison ?

  • JGp

    Good for Wyoming, I hope the citizens of that state will take the initiative to thank their representatives for passing such a bill. Go Wyoming

  • agmand

    Sheriff Peyman of Jackson County, Kentucky to the feds:

    “You are NEVER going to pull guns out of Jackson County!”

    Here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co0tH9SkdZ4

  • Anon

    My condolences to Kim Paxton for living in a state of gun-grabbing tyrants.

    Glad to see Wyoming standing up for the 2nd Admendment! Texas is doing the same. If the Feddies think they’ll come to Texas and take guns, they better first contact a Medium and have a chitchat with Santa Anna. It just won’t be a healthy idea.

  • Jean

    Severe error:
    If the federal government is going to pass laws taking back our rights, it is our right as a state to defend those rights.”

    The Federal Government is NOT the source of the rights, and therefore the Federal Gov cannot “take them back.”
    We need the sentiment, yes, but must force a change in thought presented here.
    OUR RIGHTS. Natural. Not gifts from government.

    • SKIP

      We, the states, are also going to need governors and state legislators that are not afraid of the sacred negro, of being called racisssssssss and will fight the fed attempts to suppress states’ rights.

  • Michael Curcio

    This is a good start. When is somebody going to stand up and have Obama, Pelosi, and Reid removed from their offices, and have them shot for treason?

  • Eric

    The Supremacy Clause only applies to the enumerated powers granted to the General Government by the States.

    Had the Founders withed Federal law to be supreme in all instances the States would have been abolished at the time of ratification.

  • Confuzzled

    I don’t understand why Wyoming would be so opposed to registering their firearms. That process is not difficult and if you’re paranoid enough to believe that any sort of registration puts gun owners at risk because the government knows you own a gun then you may be too unhinged to have a gun at all. It seems to me that the gun lobby is arguing against itself by threatening our democraticly elected government.

  • coquillion

    @Confuzzled There are many historical precedents for the fear that registration leads to confiscation. It has happened in democratic societies repeatedly, sometimes with quite dire consequences and unintended side effects (Germany 1930s). If your position is that it couldn’t possibly happen here, then you are possibly delusional, naïve or are being disingenuous. Check out:

    http://www.guncite.com/gun_control_registration.html

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