Ask Wyoming House to Stop Localities from Passing Gun Control
GOA-Backed SF0148 passed the Wyoming Senate! This bill will fix a problem in Wyoming’s “Preemption” statutes and stop localities from passing more restrictive gun control than allowed by the state legislature.
To make a long story short, a numerical error made within the Wyoming Firearms Freedom Act made Wyoming’s previous preemption law only apply to firearms made entirely within the Cowboy state. That means a locality could now pass restrictions on concealed carry, magazine size, or legal activities allowed under Wyoming law as long as they exempted Wyoming-made firearms and accessories.
As a Wyoming Judge wrote: “To the extent that the Wyoming Firearms Freedom Act preempts regulation of firearms by cities, towns, counties, and political subdivisions and/or any other entities, it does so only with respect to firearms, firearms accessories and ammunition that are manufactured in Wyoming.”
SF0148 is a very simple and short bill that restores the intent of Wyoming local preemption law. It will change the statute numbers referenced in the Wyoming Firearms Freedom Act to start at 6-8-402 rather than the erroneous beginning at 6-8-401. This will restore the power of Wyoming’s local preemption law found in 6-8-401 and stop local authorities from regulating ANY FIREARMS, FIREARMS EXCESSORIES, AMMUNITION, ETC.
SF0148 is a common sense bill to restore the legislative intent to stop local authorities from having firearms restrictions not authorized by the Wyoming Legislature.
We are working hard with Representatives and Senators to advance pro-Second Amendment and pro-hunting measures, and we are also diligently working to ensure that no bills pass this Legislative Session that will restrict your Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
Please be on the lookout for more e-mails coming from us in the coming days.
P.S. Please be watching for updates on this and other bills in the coming days, and be on the lookout for information about other important GOA-supported bills that will advance your Second Amendment Rights!