Saturday, February 13, 2010

Gun Nut Roundup February 2010

New Nat'l Parks Gun Rules To Take Effect

The National Rifle Association reports that a law passed last spring, which would allow visitors to carry guns into national parks (contingent upon state and local laws) will take effect February 22.

There are still details being worked out, and guns may still be banned from some "facilities" within a national park. Firing your weapon into geysers, as always, remains discouraged.

Wyoming Bill Has Balls and Teeth

One Wyoming legislator has introduced a "Firearms Freedom Act" (FFA) into the state legislature. Modeled after similar laws passed by Montana and Tennessee (and under consideration in at least 21 other states), the bill states “that specified firearms that are manufactured, sold, purchased, possessed and used exclusively within Wyoming shall be exempt from federal regulation, including registration requirements."

Unlike some of the other FFA laws in other states, the Wyoming law would include penalties for federal agents who try to enforce federal gun laws in the state that conflict with the Wyoming law. Such official "shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be subject to imprisonment for not more than two (2) years, a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00), or both."

While these laws obviously involve the 2nd Amendment and gun owners, they deal more with 10th Amendment issues.

Forward, March!

Gun nuts, keep this date open: April 19, 2010. This will be the date of the Second Amendment March upon Washington D.C. Thousands of Second Amendment supporters from around the country are expected to converge on D.C.

Smaller marches will be held at state capitals around the land. Check out the Second Amendment March website, to see if any groups are headed to D.C. from your area or when and where a rally may be held in your state.

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