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(Wyo) Firearms Freedom Act passes; governor to sign it

• Billings Gazette
"it states that any state or federal official who tries to enforce any federal gun law on a firearms made and sold in Wyoming could face a $2,000 fine and up to a year in prison."

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Comment by PureTrust
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A bottom-line thought about this...

A new law has no actual effect until a Regulation is passed that implements the law, that is, makes it enforceable.

In the Federal Government, there is a much more voluminous set of "books" called the "Code of Federal Regulations" that covers implementation of the laws. We seldom hear about these books. The individual States have theirs, as well, though often called by other names.

The implementation of the law is the only thing that makes it effective. Once the law is effective, the sheriffs can do their duty legally.

If any State that signs a form of the FFA into law, and then writes the regulations that implement it, they should go the next step to make it securely enforceable. They should make law and regulation that REQUIRES all the sheriffs to enforce the law. This will make the law far more secure.

If your State has enacted a FFA law, make sure they enact the accompanying regulation. If they don't enact the regulation, you can be sure that they are just trying to pacify the people, and not really trying to make a law.

Comment by Don Wills
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The author of the article says that Wyoming is the third state to pass the FFA. The governor of Utah signed such a bill into law a week ago, so Wyoming will be the fourth state to enact the FFA.