Wyoming considers bill against more gun control - KOTA Territory News

Wyoming considers bill against more gun control


On the eve of new federal gun restrictions, Wyoming lawmakers consider a bill that would pre-empt any national law.

The Firearm Protection Act would make any future federal law banning the sale of semi-automatic weapons or limiting magazine size unenforceable in Wyoming.

The bill is sponsored by Kendall Kroeker (R-Evansville) and awaits discussion in the State House.

A Sheridan gun club says members like seeing legislators show support for the state's current gun laws.

"We need to tell Washington D.C. that we have control of things in Wyoming and we'll take care of our own affairs," said Bruce Yates, Vice President of the Sheridan County Sportsman Association.

Opponents like James Byrd (D-Cheyenne) say the bill is a waste of time and if passed would get defeated in federal courts.

President Barack Obama is expected to announce his new gun control plan Wednesday.

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