From K2 Radio, Wyoming:
Several Wyoming lawmakers are proposing legislation designed to protect gun-owners from any potential federal firearm ban. The “Firearms Protection Act” bill, introduced this week, would make any federal law banning semi-automatic firearms or limiting the size of gun magazines unenforceable within the state’s boundaries.If the bill is passed, it will nullify any federal gun control laws passed after January 1, 2013, making such federal laws unenforceable in the State of Wyoming.
Anyone trying to enforce a federal gun ban could face felony charges under the proposal. It also includes a provision allowing the Wyoming Attorney General’s office to defend any state resident against any federal firearm ban.
Rep. Kendell Kroeker, the lawmaker that spearheaded the bill, explained that he hoped that the federal government would recognize their constitutional rights based on the Tenth and Second Amendments.The Tenth Amendment Center, which I have had linked in my sidebar for sometime, has made Model Legislation available for states wishing to nullify unconstitutional federal gun laws. See The 2nd Amendment Preservation Act.
"I think that its necessary when the federal government violates our rights in the Constitution we have to act," he explained.
An Indiana Republican is also studying nullification as a means of beating federal gun laws. With any luck, the nullification movement will rapidly spread.