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    Wyoming passed House bill 104 today.

    HB104

    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.

    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Wyoming:

    Section 1. W.S. 6-8-405 is amended to read:

    6-8-405. Offenses and penalties; defense of Wyoming
    citizens.

    (a) No public servant as defined in W.S. 6-5-101, or
    dealer selling any firearm in this state shall enforce or
    attempt to enforce 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.

    (b) Any official, agent or employee of the United
    States government who enforces or attempts to enforce any
    act, order, law, statute, rule or regulation of the United
    States government upon a personal firearm, a firearm
    accessory or ammunition that is owned or manufactured
    commercially or privately in Wyoming and that remains
    exclusively within the borders of Wyoming shall be guilty
    of a misdemeanor felony and, upon conviction, shall 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.

    (c) The attorney general may defend a citizen of
    Wyoming who is prosecuted by the United States government
    for violation of a federal law relating to the manufacture,
    sale, transfer or possession of a firearm, a firearm
    accessory or ammunition owned or manufactured and retained
    exclusively within the borders of Wyoming.

    (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.

    Section 2. This act is effective immediately upon
    completion of all acts necessary for a bill to become law
    as provided by Article 4, Section 8 of the Wyoming
    Constitution.

    (END)

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