State of New Mexico "Firearms Protection Act."
Mrs. Martinez, please make the appropriate changes to this bill and defend the rights of New Mexicans from an out of touch President. We, your constituents, ask you to be our voice and stand for what we believe to be just and constitutional. We ask that you serve as our shield and our sword against a Federal Government that does not see clearly past the boarders of Washington D.C. "My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government." Thomas Jefferson We, as a people, understand the tragedy that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary and the other sites where lives were lost. We offer our prayers to the families and the victims and we in no way mean to down play the loss that resulted on those fateful days. However, we do not feel that the actions of a handful of mentally disturbed individuals should be used to Infringe upon the Constitutional Rights of the Majority. "A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference." Thomas Jefferson The focus of our Presidents concerns should be primarily on mental health and responsibility we have to the afflicted to provide proper care. Also, we as a people need to practice the ability, nae, the responsibility we have to our neighbors and to our communities to keep ANY kind of weapon out of the reach of individuals with mental health and behavioral concerns. "The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government." Thomas Jefferson In closing, we, the people of this Historically Proud and Morally Powerful State of New Mexico ask you Mrs. Martinez, to stand behind us. Help us prove to the nation and all that may witness. We will not stand for injustice. We will not turn the other cheek. We come from a long and proud heritage and we will not let anyone push us around. We are the Heart of the west and the western culture. We are Cowboys and Warriors. We are Fighters and Conquistadors. We are Americans and we are proud and free and we do not need Washington! Washington needs US! STATE OF WYOMING 13LSO-0426 1 HB0104 HOUSE BILL NO. HB0104 Firearm Protection Act. Sponsored by: Representative(s) Kroeker, Baker, Burkhart, Jaggi, Miller, Piiparinen, Reeder and Winters and Senator(s) Dockstader and Hicks A BILL for 1 AN ACT relating to firearms; providing that any federal law 2 which attempts to ban a semi-automatic firearm or to limit 3 the size of a magazine of a firearm or other limitation on 4 firearms in this state shall be unenforceable in Wyoming; 5 providing a penalty; and providing for an effective date. 6 7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Wyoming: 8 9 Section 1. W.S. 6-8-405 is amended to read: 10 11 6-8-405. Offenses and penalties; defense of Wyoming 12 citizens. 13 14 (a) No public servant as defined in W.S. 6-5-101, or 15 dealer selling any firearm in this state shall enforce or 16 attempt to enforce any act, law, statute, rule or 2013 STATE OF WYOMING 13LSO-0426 2 HB0104 1 regulation of the United States government relating to a 2 personal firearm, firearm accessory or ammunition that is 3 owned or manufactured commercially or privately in Wyoming 4 and that remains exclusively within the borders of Wyoming. 5 6 (b) Any official, agent or employee of the United 7 States government who enforces or attempts to enforce any 8 act, order, law, statute, rule or regulation of the United 9 States government upon a personal firearm, a firearm 10 accessory or ammunition that is owned or manufactured 11 commercially or privately in Wyoming and that remains 12 exclusively within the borders of Wyoming shall be guilty 13 of a misdemeanor felony and, upon conviction, shall be 14 subject to imprisonment for not more less than one (1) year 15 and one (1) day or more than five (5) years, a fine of not 16 more than two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) five thousand 17 dollars ($5,000.00), or both. 18 19 (c) The attorney general may defend a citizen of 20 Wyoming who is prosecuted by the United States government 21 for violation of a federal law relating to the manufacture, 22 sale, transfer or possession of a firearm, a firearm 23 accessory or ammunition owned or manufactured and retained 24 exclusively within the borders of Wyoming. 2013 STATE OF WYOMING 13LSO-0426 3 HB0104 1 2 (d) Any federal law, rule, regulation or order 3 created or effective on or after January 1, 2013 shall be 4 unenforceable within the borders of Wyoming if the law, 5 rule, regulation or order attempts to: 6 7 (i) Ban or restrict ownership of a semi- 8 automatic firearm or any magazine of a firearm; or 9 10 (ii) Require any firearm, magazine or other 11 firearm accessory to be registered in any manner. 12 13 Section 2. This act is effective immediately upon 14 completion of all acts necessary for a bill to become law 15 as provided by Article 4, Section 8 of the Wyoming 16 Constitution. 17 18