Wyoming Residents Protest SHARE Act, Gun Violence

Wyoming residents protest the SHARE Act, which would ease restrictions on guns. (Courtesy photo)
Wyoming residents protest the SHARE Act, which would ease restrictions on guns. (Courtesy photo)

A group of 10 Wyoming residents protesting the SHARE Act were escorted out of the Radisson Hotel in Cheyenne Friday where Congresswoman Liz Cheney was speaking at a Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

The 10 held sheets and wore clothing with the words “No SHARE Act” and “End Gun Violence.” SHARE is the acronym for the “Sportsmen Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act,” which Cheney has sponsored.

In a release issued earlier Friday, Sara Burlingame, who's spokesman for Wyoming Women March for Equality, said the organization's prayers, thoughts and actions are with the family and friends of the victims, and with the entire community of Las Vegas. She said the shooting in Las Vegas, which killed at least 58 people and wounded hundreds, was the worst mass shooting in modern history.

She accused Cheney and Wyoming's U.S. senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso of taking no action to establish reasonable policy to limit gun violence in America, and will not admit that the problem of easy, unlimited access to guns in our country is their responsibility to fix.

Burlingame said the SHARE Act would endanger the lives of everyday Wyomingites and law enforcement by easing restrictions on interstate gun transportation, sale of suppressors, also called silencers, and the classification of armor-piercing ammunition. She said Cheney needs to stop prioritizing the NRS and their funding over preventing mass shootings and gun violence in our country.


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