Think Progress: In a move that is as unconstitutional as it is presumptuous, lawmakers in Wyoming have already mounted their effort to block whatever legislative measures Biden might suggest. They aim to nullify any federal law that they do not like, and to create punishments for federal agents who might try to enforce new gun safety measures.
Any federal law which attempts to ban a semi-automatic firearm or to limit the size of a magazine of a firearm or other limitation on firearms in this state shall be unenforceable in Wyoming.
Any official, agent or employee of the United States government who enforces or attempts to enforce any act, order, law, statute, rule or regulation of the United States government upon a personal firearm, a firearm accessory or ammunition that is owned or manufactured commercially or privately in Wyoming and that remains exclusively within the borders of Wyoming shall be guilty of a felony.
And, upon conviction, shall be subject to imprisonment.
“Constitutional conservatives” either haven’t picked up on this story yet, would rather not say anything that might remove them from power, or are proving just how little they know about their guiding document. Plus, it’s back, “nullification.” Did you ever get the idea these guys really don’t like being a part of the greatest country in the world.
There’s just one glaring problem with the legislators’ plan: If the federal government were to pass such measures, the bill would be unconstitutional. The constitutional theory they are implementing is called “nullification” … The constitution actually stipulates that federal law “shall be the supreme law of the land.”
But just like carrying guns before concealed carry laws, not implementing federal law reforming health care, undermining legal abortions and voting, Republicans only follow laws they like and break all the others. Think I’m exaggerating? Well...:
Rep. Kendell Kroeker adds that, no matter the constitutionality, “I think that its necessary when the federal government violates our rights in the Constitution we have to act.” On the state’s ballot in November, lawmakers added a proposed constitutional amendment that would have exempted the state from Obamacare.But the real reason, paranoia:
"I think there are a lot of people who would want to take all of our guns if they could."