Legislature Takes On Guns This Week

Legislature Takes On Guns This Week

The Wyoming Legislature intends to cram some contentious issues into just four workdays this week.

A Senate committee will consider two hot-button gun bills on Wednesday while a lottery bill is set to hit the Senate floor, perhaps on the same day.

One of the gun bills would expand an existing provision in state law that bans local governments from enacting any gun-control measures of their own.

The other bill would seek to specify that any federal ban on assault weapons or high-capacity ammunition magazines wouldn't be valid in Wyoming. It would also specify that any federal officials who tried to enforce such a ban would be guilty of a misdemeanor, a provision some critics say is unconstitutional.

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