Second amendment rights bulked up
A bill intended to protect Wyoming gun owners from potential federal restrictions passed unanimously out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.
Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Cheyenne, says he penned SF 81 as a way to protect the Second Amendment in Wyoming and to preempt efforts by Congress to further regulate, restrict or confiscate firearms.
It seeks to invalidate federal laws governing gun ownership among law-abiding citizens, spanning taxation, transfer, confiscation, and registering or tracking firearms or owners.
State lawmakers have unveiled more than a half dozen bills this session to help Wyoming’s coal sector stay afloat. Most of the bills have not advanced, but a few pieces of coal legislation have gained traction.
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