Gun Ban 2013

Within the coming weeks VP Biden and his Gun Task Force will present their recommendations to the President. It is expected that the Obama administration will then push hard for legislation that strips the gun rights currently guaranteed by our Constitution. This will most likely call for bans of so-called “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines. One state believes they have a way around it, a way that preserves their 2nd Amendment rights, but only does so within the state’s borders. Wyoming legislators have recently introduced House Bill HB0104, which makes it a felony for a federal official to attempt to enforce a ban on semi-automatic firearms or magazine capacities.

It reads, in part:

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.

The full bill can be found here: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2013/Introduced/HB0104.pdf It is 3 pages double-spaced so you can get through it in a few minutes.  

I urge you to write your state legislators and ask them to introduce a similar bill. If you live in Wisconsin, you can find your state legislators at the following site: http://legis.wisconsin.gov/Pages/waml.aspx

If you’ve never written your representatives before don’t feel intimidated. Remember that they are elected to serve you. They need to hear from their constituents.  Do not email them as that will essentially guarantee that your rep will never see it. Spend the few cents on a stamp and mail a letter. Be brief and polite. Tell them where you stand and that you’d like them to consider similar legislation to what Wyoming is working on. You can include a copy of the Wyoming Bill for their reference. It may take a few weeks, even months, but you’ll most likely get some kind of response, even if it is a form letter that they threw your name on.  Keep the pressure on your representatives to uphold the 2nd Amendment.