State Could Take A Stand
By Harold Hutchison
Wyoming could pass legislation negating a federal semi-auto ban if a bill introduces in the state legislature is passed. The bill, HB 104, could create a 21st century nullification crisis if it were to become law. The legislation is introduces as gun-grabbers are proposing sweeping bills in Congress and state legislatures.
The bill sponsored by eight state representatives and two state senators, lays out a strong marker against proposals like those from Senator Dianne Feinstein of California. State Senator Larry Hicks told the Washington Examiner, that HB 105 “says that your one size fits all solution doesn’t comport to what a vast majority of the state believes.”
Among the provisions in the legislation are an authorization of allowing the state’s attorney general to defend any citizen who is prosecuted under any new federal semi-auto ban. The bill also ups the stakes, stating that federal officials who attempt to enforce any such ban will be “subject to imprisonment for not more less than one (1) year and one (1) day or more than five (5) years, a fine of not more than two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) five thousand dollars ($5,000.00), or both.”
The legislation is similar to a bill passed in Montana in 2009, which also tried to nullify certain federal laws concerning firearms made in the Treasure State. The Wyoming legislation has drawn support from across the country.
“Many citizens from other states have contacted me stating that they are envious of our state’s initiative,” Wyoming Representative Mark Baker told the Washington Examiner.