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Gordon Signs Bill Giving Guns Rights Back To Non-Violent Felons

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State Sen. Eric Barlow, R-Gillette, sponsored Senate File 120, which allows some non-violent felons to own guns. (Matt Idler for Cowboy State Daily)

Wyoming’s governor on Friday signed into law a bill, sponsored by Sen. Eric Barlow, restoring gun and other civil rights for non-violent felons five years after their sentences are complete.  

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Feds Say Wyoming Man Has No Right To Make His Own Machine Gun

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A man shoots his homemade M16. (File Photo)

Saying a federal ban on machine guns is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment, a Wapiti man is suing the ATF and the nation’s top prosecutor, but the federal government says people have no right to build machine guns.

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Clearing Up Misconceptions: UW’s Firearms Research Center Strives To Bring Truth To National Gun Discussion

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In 2019, more Americans beat or stabbed somebody to death than murdered somebody with a rifle. So, the widespread angst over “assault rifles” is just one example of an inaccuracy that can be cleared up with some research, a UW law professor said. 

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Showdown Over Guns In State Capitol: “Gun-Free Zones Are Soft Zones For Mass Shooters”

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(Matt Idler for Cowboy State Daily)

Although a spokesperson for anti-gun group said permitting concealed carry in public spaces could create shootouts, Rep. Jeremy Haroldson said allowing citizens to carry arms wouldn’t spawn gunfights, it would discourage would-be mass murderers.

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Gun Owners vs Banks: “I Don’t Want Government To Know If I Bought A Twinkie, Let Alone A Gun”

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Gun owners and bankers were at odds on Thursday over legislation that would allow people to sue banks if they track credit card purchases of guns. Wyoming bankers, however, say they have no control over credit card processing at the national level.

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Biteman Says He’d Feel Safer Packing Heat In Capitol, Votes To Eliminate Concealed Carry Bans

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(Matt Idler for Cowboy State Daily)

When a woman began acting in a hostile manner in the gallery of the Senate on Thursday, Sen. Bo Biteman said, “The person looked very agitated and not right. I was thinking, ‘I wish I had my gun.’ I should be able to protect myself.”

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California’s New Gun Law Could Hurt Wyoming Gunmakers, Sellers

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A new California law could hurt Wyoming businesses because it enables individuals to sue gunmakers and gun dealers anywhere in the country. The law’s power is enhanced by California’s judicial system which is “notoriously hostile” against gun advocates.

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Legislators Blast Each Other Over Gun Letter; “How Ridiculously Stupid,” One Lawmaker Says

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It’s high noon in the Wyoming Legislature as one lawmaker called another’s letter “ridiculously stupid” and from the “Obama administration’s manual of public deception.” In turn, that legislator said he’s been double-crossed by him before and is considering filing a formal complaint.

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Gun-free zone repeal dies in committee

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By Cowboy State Daily A bill that would have eliminated Wyoming’s “gun-free zones” was killed by a Senate committee on Wednesday. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 3-2 to kill SF 75, proposed by Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Cheyenne. The bill would have eliminated areas where concealed weapons are not allowed, such as government buildings and school…

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