Wyoming’s Firearms Protection Act: Wyoming Proposes Jail time for Feds who Enforce Gun Laws

wyomingWyoming legislators are telling the Federal Government that their Unconstitutional Actions will not be tolerated in the State of Wyoming. In response to the coming Federal Gun Control Proposals, Wyoming Legislators are proposing the Wyoming Firearms Protection Act (HB0104)

The Legislation, sponsored by Rep. Kendell Kroeker, attempts to nullify all federal laws made after Jan. 1, 2013 and states that they will be unenforceable within the borders of Wyoming. If the bill passes, it will allow Wyoming Law Enforcement to criminally charge any federal agent who attempts to take away a Wyoming resident’s 2nd amendment rights.

The Proposed Legislation states:

No public servant as defined in W.S. 6-5-101, or dealer selling any firearm in this state shall enforce or attempt to enforce any act, law, statute, rule or regulation of the United States government relating to a personal firearm, firearm accessory or ammunition that is owned or manufactured commercially or privately in Wyoming and that remains exclusively within the borders of Wyoming.

It then goes on to say that any Federal Agent who attempts to go after a Wyoming Citizen’s 2nd Amendment right, will be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, will be subject to imprisonment for at least one year. The proposal tells the federal government that Wyoming will not allow them to Ban or restrict ownership of a semiautomatic firearm, and they will not comply with any attempt to register any state residents under a federal firearm registry.


  1. Tj Bronson
    January 10, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    AMEN for those that have the gumption to do so.I hope all states adopt Wyomings beliefs and enforce it.. However, my system carries a stricter sentence than jail time. I will enforce mine just the same and those that try to take my guns,whether it be by force or legistlated law will pay a severe price for their arrogance!

    • Kim
      January 21, 2013 at 9:25 pm

      We desperately need more leaders like those in Wyoming to take a stand. The United States of America and freedom as we know it is at risk. If we don’t take a stand, we are going to lose everything our forefathers fought so hard to create for us.

      • james
        February 13, 2013 at 10:40 pm

        I’m thinking of moving to the great western state of Wyoming where men are men!

  2. Ieuan
    January 10, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    *Looks for jobs and housing in Wyoming*

  3. bigred
    January 10, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    I think this is great and wish all the states would do the same.

    • Deb
      January 10, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      Bigred you are so correct every state should do this before the white house passes anything. Every person that reads this should be calling their Reps and telling them to pass such a bill or face us on re-election day.

      • Tj
        January 10, 2013 at 4:21 pm

        Hey Deb? I believe TjBronson said what Bigred said aleady. first comment!

  4. DEB
    January 10, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    My new address,,,,,anywhere in Wyoming as long as Ted Turner is not my neighbor.

  5. Bobbie
    January 10, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    God,I love Wyoming!! Sooo glad I live in a place with sane people around me!! God bless Wyoming and its people.

    • anne56
      January 10, 2013 at 4:51 pm

      Amen, the government needs to leave us and our guns alone and I agree all state need to make sure they adopt this same legislation. Go after these mentally unstable people and get them the help they need before they lose it and start killing. Honestly it is the governments fault all this is happening, they are greedy beyond belief and take, take, take everything they can possibly get out of us and it is sending them off the deep end and this is the result, MASS MURDERS AND SUICIDE ALL IN ONE BIG UGLY PACKAGE. IT NEEDS TO STOP NOW.

  6. tex may
    January 10, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Well good luck with that….

  7. Vance Durrance
    January 10, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Thank you Wyoming, surely other states will follow if someone takes a lead. I cetainly hope Georgia is one who will. The more controlling our government becomes the more I sense firearms are a neccesity.

  8. Shawn English
    January 10, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    I love it, thank god there are still Americans that have some balls! The government is trying to rule us not represent us. If my father wasn’t in poor health right now I’d sell both my homes and move to Wyoming in a flat second, build me a cabin back in the woods and live free!

  9. It’s about time that the People and elected officials of a State are putting their foot down and stating, unequivocally, that they will not tolerate violations of their 2nd Amendment rights. I hope more states follow Wyoming’s example and send Washington a clear message that the People will NOT allow ANYONE to strip them of their Constitutionally protected and guaranteed rights.

  10. Runner
    January 10, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Way to go, Wyoming!

  11. Scott
    January 10, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    I hope Indiana is following this!

  12. James
    January 10, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    I hope there are many more states that have the gumption to stand up to this tyrant. No one believed before the election what his intents were. Only now are some beginning to see the light. Thank you Wyoming. I hope other states follow your lead.

  13. ace
    January 10, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    way to go Wyoming keep up the good work. i wish more stats had more balls and stand up for your rigths. the place wecall home has lost trust in us and it’s up to us to gain it back. i always said it’s not guns that kill ppl it’s buttets and nuts that kill ppl.

  14. Tim
    January 10, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    I’m headed for Wyoming! Outta my way or you’ll have tire tracks on your back!

  15. MissScarlettInTheLibrary
    January 11, 2013 at 2:34 am

    Love my WY brothers! Being originally from MT I moved to Minneapolis so my kids would have more educational opportunity. I feel so persecuted for my “Western” beliefs! I recently got laid off and returned to school needing post grad certification taking 1 year to complete. This will allow me to make a good living in any small town. Then I’m gone!!! WY, ID or MT

  16. Jerry
    January 11, 2013 at 5:21 am

    This entire problem is caused by the ignorant, brain washed, fools who gave the tyranical boob four more years. Now we all get the shaft. Thank you fools………..

  17. JAS
    January 11, 2013 at 5:27 am

    I commend their actions, however if they go thru with it I am afraid all the government will do is have BATF revoke all firearm dealers license in Wyoming. This will in effect prevent them from buying any new firearms from outside the state of Wyoming. No distributor will risk losing their license to send firearms to a non-licensed dealer.

    • Edward
      January 18, 2013 at 1:36 pm

      Do you remember Prohibition? Perhaps not. I don’t either, but there is a ton of information showing it didn’t work. So, prohibit guns? Don’t make me laugh.

    • clif
      February 2, 2013 at 12:22 am

      the arms dealers will not need outside manufactures. thell just start making the guns in state. ive made an ar-15. took me three days and that was my first one. not hard at all. with a cnc i could whip out 30 a day

  18. Fen
    January 11, 2013 at 6:47 am

    While I support this new law and hope the legislature will pass it. It will however, be largely symbolic. The US Supreme court has expanded commerce clause of the US Constitution far beyond its original intent (IMHO) and the statute if passed would surely be overturned as in contradiction of that provision. Weapons exclusively manufactured, sold and possessed in Wyoming may be might pass muster but I suspect there are precious few that would qualify especially when you consider that even guns assembled in Wyoming would probably have many parts actually manufactured elsewhere.

    Furthermore the supremacy clause does not allow state law to directly conflict with federal law. The Federal law is the “Supreme Law of the Land” and state law such as the one proposed by Wyoming would also run afoul of that principle.

    Sorry to rain on your parade but it is important to understand how thoroughly the US government is entrenched in your everyday lives.

    • Joe Rocket
      January 11, 2013 at 7:41 am

      Actually, the Constitution is “The Supreme Law of the Land”, so Wyoming’s proposal would not run afoul of anything but unconstitutional federal regulations.

    • Sam
      January 13, 2013 at 12:20 pm

      Shut up Fen, you moron. Lick the hand that feeds you.

  19. DK
    January 11, 2013 at 8:47 am

    States can nullify any Federal Law if they wish …

    • Wkb
      January 11, 2013 at 11:58 am

      Wishful thinking, but all firearm transactions through dealers are regulated by the federal government and state law cannot make federal law less restrictive, nor can they punish federal agents enforcing federal law.

      • eric
        January 11, 2013 at 12:22 pm

        Sorry retard any state can do what the hell they want! no one has to obey the federal government or agents! if local law enforcement wants to arrest a federal agent they can! states rights idiot. i see a civil war coming soon

      • Enforcer
        January 13, 2013 at 1:06 pm

        Watch what will happen..for your sake, I would keep the lily white where your at..with that attitude..you would not even survive the weather in Wyoming, let alone an all out conflict to protect the rights of Americans..All you who question this..stay where your at, we don’t want your kind.

    • Ze Kaiser
      January 12, 2013 at 10:56 pm

      If states can nullify Federal law then why is the South no longer segragated?

      • Sam
        January 13, 2013 at 12:24 pm

        Because they have shown restraint and not resorted to their arms…….yet.

  20. Michel Labelle
    January 11, 2013 at 8:55 am

    ” Wyoming’s Firearms Protection Act: Wyoming Proposes Jail time for Feds who Enforce Gun Laws ”


    Provision should be:

    ” Wyoming’s Firearms Protection Act: Wyoming Proposes shoot on sight for Feds who Enforce Gun Laws ”

    Americans, stick to your guns!

    Supreme Court of the United States said so on June 26, 2008:
    District of Columbia, et al. v. Dick Anthony Heller
    No. 07–290

  21. pdh
    January 11, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Whether or not this passes, if I were a Federal Agent in Wyoming in charge of enforcing gun laws, I might want to consider relocating. Not going to have much of a social life.

  22. marcus
    January 11, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Native wyomingite, God i am proud of my state.

    • Kimi
      January 13, 2013 at 1:00 pm

      Ditto…Hurrah!!! Interesting ..didn’t they just purchase an Aircraft Carrier? Go Wyoming!!!

  23. Mike
    January 11, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    I live in Ontario Canada and contrary to popular belief, our gun laws are pretty lax compared to some places. All you have to do is take a weekend course and you can(legally)own pretty much whatever you want. Pistols, “military style rifles” (AR-15s) are restricted (registered, if you will) So are handguns. Full autos and short barrel pistols are nearly impossible to get. I don’t think handguns or “military style” rifles should be registered. I don’t agree with any gun regulations at all, so I’ve been looking into the great state of Wyoming as a potential place to move. Seems to be a good place for a hard working, gun owning white guy who drives a dirty old 73 ford F-100 to set up a home for himself. Sounds like a great place to live.

    • Kimber
      January 13, 2013 at 1:03 pm

      Bring it down here..now Wyoming is some country to live in..

  24. elidommom
    January 11, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    I always thought i’d move to Texas, might be time to reconsider.

    January 11, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    You go wyoming…Iam so proud of you guys…I live in la la land California….Iam locked and loaded…can’t wait to get the hell out of this commie state! God Bless Wyoming!

  26. DEB
    January 12, 2013 at 7:43 am

    I wonder if Wyoming has enough jobs and housing for the millions of people that are going to move into their state?


    • JB
      January 14, 2013 at 10:01 pm

      That would be awesome!!! All gun owners move to one state, while you have the right to bear arms, why not get yourselves some “nucular” devices,too. Neanderthals used weapons some 600,000 years ago…It’s the 21st century and it seems that evolution skipped some parts of this overly-medicated and frustrated nation…

  27. Jeff Hageman
    January 12, 2013 at 10:20 am

    God Bless WYO. The right to bear arms.!!!

  28. Greg
    January 12, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Guess where my next move is.

  29. george
    January 12, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Wyoming should be the new Capital of U.S. D.C. can be the newest federal prison with the current residents.

  30. Bryan
    January 12, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    This type of move is over due in the USA and Canada it can be summoned up as common sense, most lacking in North America one thing for sure the criminal element will not be moving to Wyoming.

  31. jack
    January 12, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Hope they are conferring with and encouraging the other states on this, remember it is the United States of america, not the disunited States of America, “united we stand, divided we fall.”

  32. dswan
    January 12, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    From all I’ve been reading on this, each county sheriff also has the authority to deputize and equip as many citizens as he wants for a militia, as well as tell any invading army, foreign or domestic, to get the heck out of Dodge.

    • Sam
      January 13, 2013 at 12:31 pm

      Correct dswan. It IS his responsibility.

  33. David Currie
    January 12, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    What a brilliant idea! This bill needs to be passed, and other states do the same.

  34. Make Cannabis a non-crime and I’m moving to Wyoming.

  35. The Freedom Weapon
    January 13, 2013 at 3:16 am

    Does anyone realize that we need semi-auto guns to keep from being invaded by another country? “Oh right we would be invaded. Who would dare to invade us?” Well, do you really trust that the Government would defend this country? Really?

    Well, Japan in WWII was planning it but, reconsidered it when they learn how much firepower the citizens had to throw at them….check out the historical facts.

    What would stop a foriegn power from invading America if, our economy collapsed? A broke military? Broke police departments. A broke National Guard?

    Does anyone honestly think that if we were invaded by another country, the Government would help us? Look at Katrina, Sandy, etc. and these were just severe storms. Don’t expect help if, a storm can’t get them to focus their attention on the public’s safety and well being. Expect to have to defend yourself along side your neighbor!

    • Enforcer
      January 13, 2013 at 1:12 pm

      Ditto…LOL..our Gov’t help us? Sneaking around making all these back door deals with the Corporations – Pharma Giants, GM Crop Giants..poison the US and the people..!!Yes, look at the track record!! No they will not help us, they have destroyed our families with their schools and moneymaking schemes.. We need God in our lives again, Ethics, Morals and Compassion!!! FREEDOM!!

    • dswan
      January 13, 2013 at 7:01 pm

      Actually, the U.S. government IS a foreign power. There are 2 countries and 2 constitutions. Washington D.C. is on foreign soil, and the United States of America is now a corporation. We in these 50 United States do not have a president or a military. Their acts, statutes, rules and regulations do not apply to us unless we “consent” to them.

      Thanks goodness states do have the final say in everything.

  36. John
    January 13, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    I’m completely fine with this, but as a general policy for Wyoming’s prison I would love to see protective custody denied to these scumbags. Protective custody is a cell block where pedophiles, rapists and other scumbags go to be safe from the general prison population. These scumbags deserve every fistful of beating the guards and other inmates can serve up to them and then it would never be enough.

  37. Greg
    January 13, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    I hope Idaho follows soon.

  38. rsmith
    January 14, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    It is refreshing to see that there are some senators left that have the balls to tell D.C to go climb a tree. As for the supreme court who the hell gave God’s job to these fat ass windbags? I have long thought that Wyoming or Montana ,home of the freemen, would be a great place to live. This seems to be a state where being politicaly correct is not as important as being moraly right and common sense oriented. The ONLY reason the D.C bullies want our guns is to make it easier to threated the citizens. ie Russia,Iran and a few more. You stick to your guns Wyoming and if there is a fund to help support this effort please post it as I am sure a great many of us would lend our support both finacialy and vote wise to champion this cause. This affects every American citizen not just Wyoming. Let’s support them any way we can!!

  39. Lorraine
    January 15, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    So far, as I understand it,this Wyoming bill HB 104 has been proposed but not yet passed. I will be watching and holding my breath. If they get enough mail and other support perhaps it will actually be made into law. Other states would be sure to follow.

    We should all write to Wyoming and let them know how proud we are of their actions.

  40. DEB
    January 16, 2013 at 9:37 am

    If you don’t think your in trouble, just look at the picture on top right of page.

  41. Edward
    January 18, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Wyoming has the smallest population of all the states, except maybe for Alaska, so if you like friendly people and fewer people, you’ll love Wyoming. You’ll love the tax policies, as well. If all the states were like Wyoming, this would be one hell of a country.

  42. Da
    February 2, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Hello Gun Owners
    With the anti gun talk going on I began doing some research and discovered that there are nine categories of people that are precluded from gun ownership. The category that is most alarming is the Lautenberg Amendment.
    (Please Google Lautenberg Gun Ban Racking Up Horror Stories.)
    I just recently discovered that this amendment even existed. Probability is there are thousands upon thousands of citizens in violation of this Federal Law and do not know it. We have been conditioned to believe Felons could not possess firearms. Not Misdemeanors. The Lautenberg Amendment has been in existence far too long. Enough is enough. Too many lives and careers have been ruined for a Misdemeanor Domestic Violence conviction. Women unable to protect them self. Careers ended for Law Enforcement and Military. Not to mention Sportsmen. If the courts had found the act was serious enough the person would have been convicted of a Felony.
    Contact your elected official to get this law repealed. This injustice could happen to anyone.

  43. paparooster
    February 4, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    sorry just click on link to get there . way to go for Washington state …

  44. Benjamin
    March 14, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    This is not only a major waste of time, it is highly unconstitutional to jail Federal agents who are doing their job. Jailing Federal agents would be cause for Wyoming to be placed in a state of treason against Federal Authority which was written deeply into the heart of the constitution. There would be some very serious consequences to such action, consequences that would be very unpleasant.

    Jailing Federal authorities for doing their job is the biggest joke I think I’ve ever heard. Sounds like John C. Calhoun has been resurrected with these extremist pre-civil war secessionist Southern style statements. Most of all this fear-mongering is just that, fear-mongering. There is no evidence that the Feds are going to take away anyone’s firearms, including mine or my neighbors. Background checks and a ban on the manufacturing or sale of any future assault weapons is not an extreme thing. It is responsible. There are certain guns that belong in the hands of our military and our police, not regular civilians. We still are not allowed to purchase machine guns. I would suppose that if the gun lobby and big gun industries were to have gotten a bill passed through congress that would allow civilians to carry machine guns then you’d think that was your God given right also. I think that the Founding Father’s would roll in their graves if they knew how extreme this issue has become.

    I read an article in the Jackson Hole News & Guide written by the brother of our Governor. He said the same thing about the fact that if such an extreme law were passed the law would face serious constitutional problems. He knows because he is a very smart lawyer who has studied the constitution in depth and not just picked the parts he liked and ignored the parts he did not like.

    Wyoming is far greater than this. This state was known as the Equality State, a state that was led by some great women in history. It’s time that we lived up to our progressive name and led instead of reacting in fear like a mob, filled with ignorance and stupidity. We are smart, innovative, strong, independent and resourceful people who have the capacity to lead in all important aspects of life.

    I seriously think that the subconscious issue here has little to do with the gun issue. I think it is about fear of Washington D.C., fear of the President and a fear of change. There is no evidence that Washington is going to take away any of our guns. Unfortunately the GOP, a party that is not coming up with anything new or innovative (thus causing the party’s demise) can only spin and react to things to cause the more red states to go nuts and to simply obstruct. That’s the sign of a party that is dying, not a party that is robust and thriving. It’s a sign of desperation. Last time I checked Romney lost the election in the Fall and he lost decisively. It’s time to move on.

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