Federal Assault Weapons Ban
CHEYENNE — The Wyoming House has voted to accept a Senate amendment that shoehorned an appropriation of money to fight any possible federal gun ban into a bill originally intended to encourage bison hunting.
CHEYENNE — The Wyoming State Senate has voted to shoehorn an appropriation of money to fight any possible federal gun ban into a bill originally intended to encourage bison hunting.
HELENA — Gun rights measures that include a plan to push back against potential federal restrictions on assault rifles were endorsed Thursday in the Montana House, despite criticism they may thwart law enforcement or lead to constitutional showdowns with the federal government.
CHEYENNE — Gov. Matt Mead said he has concerns with a bill pending in the Wyoming Legislature that would seek to exempt the state from any new federal ban on assault weapons.
CHEYENNE — Faced with the prospect of new federal gun restrictions, the Wyoming House gave initial approval Wednesday to bills that sponsors say would exempt guns in the state from new regulations while possibly taking the fight to criminals who might choose to attack public schools.
Last month, I sentenced Jared Lee Loughner to seven consecutive life terms plus 140 years in federal prison for his shooting rampage in Tucson. That tragedy left six people dead, more than twice that number injured and a community shaken to its core.