Sunday, January 13, 2013

Wyoming House Bill 104

Wyoming H.B. 104, a Firearm Protection Act, will be an interesting one to follow.

H.B. 104 is "AN ACT relating to firearms; providing that any federal law which attempts to ban a semi-automatic firearm or to limit the size of a magazine of a firearm or other limitation on firearms in this state shall be unenforceable in Wyoming; providing a penalty; and providing for an effective date."

From the bill:
(d) 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 semi-automatic firearm or any magazine of a firearm; or
(ii) Require any firearm, magazine or other firearm accessory to be registered in any manner.
This bill amends Wyoming Statute 6-8-405. Offenses and penalties; defense of Wyoming citizens, also known as the "Firearms Freedom Act".  This is the infamous Wyoming law that makes it a crime to enforce Federal firearms law against Wyoming residents who own firearms that are manufactured in Wyoming.  The Firearms Freedom Act was signed in to law and is now in the Ninth Circuit.

So, right now Wyoming law states that a Wyoming firearm manufacturer can produce fully automatic firearms and sell them to Wyoming residents without filing paperwork with the ATF.  Problem is, until the courts clear this up, owning an unregistered fully automatic firearm will still most likely get you tossed in prison for a long time.  On a positive note, your name will end up as a plaintiff when the case goes to the Supreme Court.

6 comments:

Creative Competitive Advantage said...

I just hope people who owns a gun should be responsible enough to avoid any accidents happening in our country nowadays. Let's be responsible with our actions.

Anonymous said...

Rock on Wyoming i love my state! Let's go Texas Montana Utah Colorado Idaho and all us other gun loving states!

DParker said...

Proud to be from Wyoming, where we take gun ownership seriously. In the last two weeks, Casper has had two attempted robberies thwarted by "pistol packing mommas". THAT's gun control.

Anonymous said...

Go Wyo! We love this state!

Anonymous said...

Tho awesome, this law still does NOT make fully automatic weapons legal to manufacture and purchase in Wyoming, outside of fedral law, as this article states. The definitions portion of this law keeps fully automatic guns from qualifying: 6-8-403 (a)(iii) "Firearm" means any weapon which will or is designed to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive. "Firearm" shall not include any fully automatic weapon or any weapon designed to fire a rocket propelled grenade or any explosive projectile;

JR said...

Thanks for the clarification Anon.