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Wyoming Lawmakers Advance ‘Firearm Protection Act’

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming legislative committee says the state should not issue criminal citations to federal officers who attempt to enforce a possible federal assault weapons ban.

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday endorsed an amendment to a bill that already has passed the House. The bill now goes to the Senate floor.

The original House bill specified any federal ban on assault weapons or high-capacity ammunition magazines wouldn’t be valid in Wyoming. It specified any federal officials who tried to enforce a ban would be guilty of a misdemeanor.

Senators expressed concerns about the constitutionality of the House version. They recommended amending it to specify state law enforcement officers generally wouldn’t assist in implementing any federal ban.

Read The Original Firearm Protection Act Legislation

The amendment would call on the state Attorney General to defend citizens’ gun rights.

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