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A man was driving through Wyoming one spring evening. The road
was deserted, and he had not seen a soul for what seemed like hours.
Suddenly his car started to cough and splutter and the engine slowly
died away, leaving him sitting by the road in total silence.

He popped the hood and looked to see if there was anything that he

could do to get it going again. Unfortunately, he had a limited knowledge
of cars, so all he could do was look at the engine, feeling despondent.

As he peered by the gradually fading light of his flashlight, he cursed

that he had not put in new batteries, like he had promised himself.

Suddenly, through the inky shadows, came a deep voice, “It’s your

fuel pump.” The man jumped up quickly striking his head on the
underside of the hood. “Who said that?” he demanded.

There were two horses standing in the field alongside and the man

was amazed when the nearest of the two horses repeated,
“It’s your fuel pump, tap it with your flashlight, and try it again.”

Confused, the man tapped the fuel pump with his flashlight, turned

the key and sure enough, the engine roared into life. He muttered a
short thanks to the horse and screeched away.

When he reached the next town, he ran into the local bar.

“Large whiskey, please!” he said.

A rancher sitting at the bar looked at the man’s ashen face and asked,

“What’s wrong? You look like you’ve seen a ghost!”

“It’s unbelievable,” the man said and recalled the whole tale to the rancher.

The rancher took a sip of his beer and looked thoughtful. “A horse, you say?
Was it by any chance a white horse?” The man replied to the affirmative.
“Yes it was! Am I crazy?”

“No, you ain’t crazy. In fact, you’re lucky,” said the rancher “…

that black horse don’t know diddly about cars”.

 

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WYOMING LAWMAKER PROPOSES FIRING SQUADS FOR EXECUTION

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This is from Breitbarts Big Government.

Why bother with a firing squad?

Just take a page from the ChiComs playbook a single shot

in the back of their head.

Sadly, it will never happen as convicts have more rights

than decent people.

 

CHEYENNE, Wyo.
A Wyoming lawmaker is pushing to allow use of the firing squad to execute condemned state inmates if constitutional problems or other issues ever prevented the state from using lethal injection.

Sen. Bruce Burns, R-Sheridan, said Monday that state law currently calls for using a gas chamber if lethal injection is unavailable.

“The state of Wyoming doesn’t have a gas chamber currently, an operating gas chamber, so the procedure and expense to build one would be impractical to me,” said Burns, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“I consider frankly the gas chamber to be cruel and unusual, so I went with firing squad because they also have it in Utah,” Burns said. He’s introduced the bill for consideration in the legislative session that starts Feb. 10 in Cheyenne.

“One of the reasons I chose firing squad as opposed to any other form of execution is because frankly it’s one of the cheapest for the state,” Burns said. “The expense of building a gas chamber I think would be prohibitive when you consider how many people would be executed by it, and even the cost of gallows.”

Burns said his bill addressed the possibility that the state could have to find a substitute for using lethal injection because a number of states are running short of the chemicals used for lethal injection.

In Missouri, for example, the state auditor is undertaking a probe of the Missouri Department of Corrections over its use of a new death penalty drug. That state for years had used a three-drug blend to perform executions until pharmaceutical companies stopped selling those drugs to prisons.

Missouri has executed two inmates in recent months using the sedative pentobarbital and plans a third execution later this month. The drug comes from a compounding pharmacy in Oklahoma not licensed to do business in Missouri.

The pace of inmate executions is much slower in Wyoming, which has only one inmate on death row and last executed an inmate in 1992.

Inmate Dale Wayne Eaton, 68, is challenging the constitutionality of the death sentence he received in 2004 for the rape and murder of 18-year-old Lisa Marie Kimmell of Billings, Mont. The Wyoming Supreme Court already has upheld Eaton’s conviction, but a federal court has put the execution on hold for the past several years while it considers his appeal.

Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center in Washington, D.C., said Monday he believes Wyoming could face constitutional challenges if it tried to use the firing squad as its only method of execution.

Dieter said Utah has offered inmates the choice of being executed by firing squad but said the state is phasing out the punishment. He said mandating the use of the firing squad if lethal injection were unavailable, as Burns seeks to do, would be a different matter.

That I think would raise concerns in the federal courts, perhaps the state courts, about whether and unusual, perhaps a cruel and unusual punishment is being inflicted,” Dieter said. “I don’t know how the ultimate ruling would come down, but I think there would be delays as that case got considered and it might even go up to the Supreme Court. This would be unusual. This is not what Utah has done.”

Historic ‘polar vortex’ could cause record low temps across Midwest, extreme cold in Northeast

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This is from The New York Post.

What happened to globull warming?

While this is something that only happens every twenty or

thirty years in some areas.

Yet the people in Minnesota, Wyoming, North Dakota or

South Dakota this cold and snow are normal. 

 

One meteorologist said temperature records will likely be broken during the short yet forceful deep freeze that will begin in many places on Sunday and extend into early next week. The conditions in the Midwest could be life-threatening for ‘a person not properly dressed.

New York won’t endure brutal weather to such an extreme degree as the Midwest — though Tuesday will require extra layers. Here, a woman in Midtown stays warm in the frigid temperatures.

An arctic blast straight from the North Pole will chill the Midwest Sunday with a “polar vortex” — potentially setting record-low temperatures and raising fears of frostbite and hypothermia.

The deep freeze is caused by a “polar vortex” that creates a counterclockwise rotation of cold air at the top of Earth that will be pushed as far south as the Gulf Coast. The frigid spiral should dissipate early next week.

“All the ingredients are there for a near-record or historic cold outbreak,” said Ryan Maue, a meteorologist for Weather Bell.

A tattered flag flies by a flooded yard along the shore in Scituate, Mass., on Friday.

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A tattered flag flies by a flooded yard along the shore in Scituate, Mass., on Friday.

“If you’re under 40 (years old), you’ve not seen this stuff before.”

The forecasts will make you shiver: -25 in Fargo, N.D., -31 in International Falls, Minn. and -15 in Chicago.

At those temperatures, exposed skin can get frostbite in minutes and hypothermia can easily take hold as the wind chill plunges to 60 or even 70 below zero.

New York won’t endure brutal weather to such an extreme degree — though Tuesday will require extra layers.

This Friday satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows the blanket of snow that stretches from the Midwest across to New England after a massive winter storm moved over the region.

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This Friday satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows the blanket of snow that stretches from the Midwest across to New England after a massive winter storm moved over the region.

The local forecast calls for temperatures in the 40s Sunday and Monday. Tuesday, however, calls for a high in the teens.

Back in the Midwest, experts were concerned people unprepared for the polar plunge could die. Even wind chills of 25 below zero are cause for alarm, said National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Truett.

PHOTOS: EXTREME WEATHER HITS HEARTLAND

“Those are dangerous levels of wind chill,” said Truett.

“A person not properly dressed could die easily in those conditions.”

Cheeseheads in Green Bay will watch their beloved Packers take on the San Francisco 49ers Sunday at Lambeau Field in what could be one of the coldest football games ever played. The forecast at kickoff is a brutal -2.

PHOTOS: WILD WEATHER

Minnesota already took the drastic measure of canceling school Monday for the entire state — the first such closing in 17 years.

The brief-yet-powerful cold spell will probably freeze over the Great Lakes and other bodies of water, meaning the frigid temperatures will linger for the rest of the winter, Maue said.

“Right now for the winter, we will have had two significant shots of major Arctic air and we’re only through the first week of January. And we had a pretty cold December,” Maue said.

With News Wire Services

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/extreme-cold-weather-expected-midwest-northeast-article-1.1566162#ixzz2pXrHHJxP

Green Energy Backfires Duke Energy Pays $1 Million For Wind Farm Killing Eagles

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This is from The Liberty Alliance.

The law of unintended consequences is biting

Duke Energy in the a$$.

These companies get bribed by the Obama Regime to

hop on the green energy band wagon.

Now they are paying the fare for the ride.

Now the companies are going to pass on the fare for the

ride to their customers.

 

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Companies that are seeking to profit from government command and control energy policies are now experiencing the financial liability for following green energy central planner’s schemes.

Duke Energy recently settled with the federal government and paid $1 million for the company’s wind turbines killing birds in Wyoming.

From the LATIMES:

Duke Energy Renewables — a subsidiary of the Fortune 250 Duke Energy Corp.admitted to violating the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act in connection with the deaths of more than 160 birds, including 14 golden eagles, according to court documents.

The deaths took place between 2009 and 2013 at two Duke sites in Wyoming that have 176 wind turbines, according to court documents.

Duke Energy is scrambling to find ways to stop its wind turbines from killing birds and the only solution is to shutdown wind turbines when eagles are approaching the wind farms.

The federal government warned in its Friday statement that it was imperative that wind turbine companies research possible effects on bird life before building sites because “at the present time, no post-construction remedies” except shut-down can make wind turbines safe for birds in areas where collision risk is high.

Duke is working to install radar technology, similar to that used by the military to monitor incoming missiles, that will detect eagles near the sites, according to the statement. The company also is employing field biologists who watch for the birds and temporarily shut down the turbines if necessary.

Compliance plan will cost Duke about $600,000 a year, according to court documents.

Continue Reading at DeneenBorelli.com

Read the rest of this Liberty Alliance article here: http://libertyalliance.com/2013/12/green-energy-backfires-duke-energy-pays-1-million-wind-farm-killing-eagles/#Yfy7BUbA4lXX0Mri.99

 

Administration close to finalizing rule to give wind farms a pass on killing eagles for decades

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This is from Fox News Politics.

With Obama and company it is ok to kill Golden Eagles in

the name of preserving the environment using windmills.

Will the tree huggers sue Obama like they do the oil companies?

 

The Obama administration is moving toward finalizing a rule that would give alternative energy farms a pass for killing bald and golden eagles for decades, just weeks after it took legal action for the first time against a company for doing so.

The rule by the Interior Department extends the length of the permits that allow farms to unintentionally kill the eagles without penalty from five to 30 years, according to department records.

The rule authorizes the “non-purposeful” killing of eagles, but also will require farms to implement certain guidelines to help with eagle conservation. The White House finalized its review of the rule Thursday, The Hill reports.

An official with the Interior Department tells The Hill the department has been working for more than a year on the proposal with stakeholders.

The Obama administration, which has been a big supporter of green energy initiatives, faced backlash in August from environmental groups over the 30-year permit proposal. The Hill reports supporters argued the White House needed to better research the effects alternative energy companies could have on the environment.

The administration last month also prosecuted its first case against an energy company for killing 14 golden eagles, which get sucked into the farm’s wind turbines accidentally while they are hunting prey.

Duke Energy agreed to pay $1 million for killing the birds over the past three years at two Wyoming wind farms.  The company pled guilty to misdemeanor charges under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

A study by federal biologists this year found that wind energy facilities in 10 states had killed at least 67 golden and bald eagles since 2008, according to the Associated Press.

 

 

 

 

Cheney: Mideast Allies No Longer Trust The US, Enemies ‘Don’t Fear Us’

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This is from CBS in Washington,D.C.

Former Vice President Cheney is correct.

I will add to what V.P. Cheney had to say about our Allies.

All of Allies worldwide not longer trust us.

It will take one Hell of a long time to gain our Allies trust back.

 

WASHINGTON (AP) Dick Cheney said Sunday that Republicans need to look to a new generation of leaders as the party deals with poor approval ratings following the government shutdown.

The former vice president said Republicans have faced challenges before and it’s healthyfor the party to work to rebuild.

The GOP “got whipped” in the 2012 presidential campaign, when President Barack Obama won re-election over Mitt Romney, and the party needs to build its base of supporters and find “first-class” candidates and turn to a new generation of leaders, Cheney told ABC’s “This Week.”

“It’s not the first time we have had to go down this road and it’s basically, I think, healthy for the party to be brought up short, say, OK, now it’s time to go to work,” Cheney said.

He predicted that his daughter, Liz Cheney, would win her Senate primary challenge against Republican Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming next year. The former vice president said it was “simply not true” that he and Enzi were “fishing buddies,” and asserted that Enzi has received the vast majority of his campaign funds from Washington-based political action committees.

Asked to name a prominent Republican who can attract Democrats and independent voters, Cheney said he was “not going to predict or endorse anybody. We’ve got a long way to go to the next presidential election.”

On foreign policy matters, Cheney declined to weigh in on surveillance activities by the National Security Agency, saying he hadn’t been regularly briefed in five years.

He expressed skepticism that the Obama administration would be able to force Iran to comply with demands that it show its nuclear program is peaceful. Asked if military action against Iran was “inevitable,” Cheney said he had “trouble seeing how we’re going to achieve our objective short of that.”

Cheney faulted the Obama White House’s handling of Middle East politics, saying the U.S. presence in the region had been “significantly diminished” in recent years. “I think our friends no longer count on us, no longer trust us and our adversaries don’t fear us,” he said.

 

Illinois rewarded for misspending only $52 million on food stamps

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This is from Illinois Watch Dog.org.

This is the mentality that is prevalent in the  state and 

federal government.

If you waste under a certain amount of money from a program.

Then you get rewarded for being so thrifty.

 

SPRINGFIELD — Since Illinois has seen an explosion in the number of people receiving food stamps, even a slight error costs taxpayers millions.

In this instance, a mistake rate of less than 2 percent means $50 million is misspent.

That’s the hard truth behind the press release lauding Illinois for having a 98.3 percent accuracy rate for its Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program.

Illinois’ error rate, from either overspending on food stamps or not spending enough, is 1.74 percent, according to Januari Smith, a spokeswoman for the state’s Department of Human Services.

Just more than 2 million people in the state, or 16 percent of the population, are enrolled in the federally managed SNAP. Washington D.C,. sent Illinois $3 billion for SNAP last year.

FOOD STAMP BOOM: Dabrowksi says IL has seen food stamp rolls grow by double digits.

FOOD STAMP BOOM: Dabrowksi says IL has seen food stamp rolls grow by double digits.

The numbers: 1.74 percent of $3 billion is $52 million. That’s a lot of taxpayer waste.

“The more people you add and the bigger the program gets, the more cumbersome it gets. The more difficult it gets to manage. And you have money being given away that shouldn’t be given away,” said Ted Dabrowski, vice President of policy for the Illinois Policy Institute.

Dabrowksi said Illinois saw its food stamp population jump 11.5 percent last year.

Smith said the increase in the number of families receiving food stamps can be blamed on the economy, and admits the program is becoming difficult for the state’s bureaucracy to manage.

DHS had 1,870 case workers handling 1.75 million cases last December, compared to 2,000 workers handling about 1 million cases in 2006, Smith said.

METEORIC RISE: Food stamp enrollment across the country has exploded.

METEORIC RISE: Food stamp enrollment across the country has exploded.

The food stamp rolls have also seen a significant national rise. Since 2011, nearly 2 million more people have signed up for food stamps each year.

Figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show that 47.6 million people Americans receive some type of food stamp assistance. The average payout per person is about $133 dollars a month. The average payout per family is about $275 dollars a month.

Dabrowksi said Illinois is the “middle of the pack” nationally in total recipients, but noted the state was second in the nation in food stamp growth last year.

“We had a growth of 11.5 percent of the number of people on food stamps,” Dabrowksi said. “Only Wyoming was worse.”

Dabrowksi said Illinois needs to add more jobs to get more people off food stamps.

By growing the economy, more people can get away from government programs and allow the state to help those who truly need help, he said.

Illinois is being awarded $4 million by the USDA as recognition of it 98 percent accuracy rate. Smith said she doesn’t know how Illinois will spend that money.

 

Bill May Allow Korean M1 Garand Rifles to Finally Return to the U.S

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This is from Outdoor Hub.

I think this is great but I do not see Obama and DemocRats

letting this happen.

I do not think the M-1 Garand’s or M-1 carbines are being used

in drive by shootings by gang bangers.

 Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyoming) is to be applauded.  

A large number of M1 Garand rifles exported to South Korea several decades ago may be able to return to the U.S. with the introduction of a new bill by Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyoming).A large number of M1 Garand rifles exported to South Korea several decades ago may be able to return to the U.S. with the introduction of a new bill by Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyoming).

Tens of thousands of M1 Garand rifles and even more M1 Carbines lay in storage somewhere in South Korea. Originally shipped to the Asian nation several decades ago to help equip their military, the weapons are now outdated on the modern battlefield. Among collectors and enthusiasts however, they are held up as invaluable pieces of American history and ingenuity. Stocks of the rifle within the U.S. are fast dwindling (if not depleted already) and those who want to get their hands on one are looking across the Pacific.

Those in favor of returning these firearms home have been trying for years to import the surplus rifles and carbines. The South Korean government was eager to offload the rifles for much needed funds, but efforts to ship the rifles back were blocked repeatedly on the U.S. end due to security concerns. Those against the import say that the firearms could be purchased by individuals for illicit purposes. Gun advocates say that was no reason to ban the import of the rifles.

“Any guns that retail in the United States, of course, including these [M1 Garands], can only be sold to someone who passes the National Instant Check System,” David Kopel, research director at the conservative Independence Institute, told Fox Newsin 2010. “There is no greater risk from these particular guns than there is from any other guns sold in the United States.”

In 2012 it seemed that the federal government reversed its decision and will be allowing the M1 Garands to come home, along with a limited number of carbines. The plan was for the firearms to be auctioned off and imported to the U.S., where they will be sold through the Civilian Marksmanship Program. Reportedly, the State Department delayed the import and now will not allow the rifles to enter the country. Frustrated over the situation, U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyoming) recently introduced a bill to counter the State Department’s decision.

“It’s disappointing that legislation is even necessary to allow U.S. citizens to access perfectly legal and regulated firearms, in this case storied, U.S.-made rifles that are pieces of U.S. military history,” Rep. Lummis said. “This is a political stunt on the part of the State Department, pure and simple, while denying the exercise of Second Amendment rights by law-abiding citizens, firearm collectors, and competitive marksmen. The State Department has no business blocking domestic firearm ownership; they are way out of bounds and my legislation will put them back in their place.”

A release on the congresswoman’s website read:

On Tuesday U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo) introduced H.R. 2247, the Collectible Firearms Protection Act. The bill reverses a State Department decision to block the importation of historic M1 Garand rifles and M1 carbines from South Korea. Originally furnished by the United States to South Korea for military purposes over 50 years ago, the rifles are widely sought collectors’ items and among the most popular rifles in marksmanship competitions. The rifles are perfectly legal to manufacture and sell in the United States and like all firearm imports would be subject to the federal rules and regulations governing retail firearm sales. A similar sale from South Korea was approved during the Reagan Administration. The current State Department’s interference with the sale runs counter to the intent of Congress, which on two prior occasions amended the law to allow for this kind of transaction.

Thanks to The Truth About Guns for highlighting this bill.

Image from user Curiosandrelics on the Wikipedia Commons

 

 

 

Sheriffs, State Lawmakers Push Back on Gun Control

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This from NewsMax.

It is about time we push back on the Obama agenda.

 The Constitution is not to be altered to appease progressive  Communist whims.

 

From Oregon to Mississippi, President Barack Obama’s proposed ban on new assault weapons and large-capacity magazines struck a nerve among rural lawmen and lawmakers, many of whom vowed to ignore any restrictions — and even try to stop federal officials from enforcing gun policy in their jurisdictions.

“A lot of sheriffs are now standing up and saying, ‘Follow the Constitution,'” said Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson, whose territory covers the timbered mountains of southwestern Oregon.

But their actual powers to defy federal law are limited. And much of the impassioned rhetoric amounts to political posturing until — and if — Congress acts.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, said Wednesday it’s unlikely an assault weapons ban would actually pass the House of Representatives. Absent action by Congress, all that remains are 23 executive orders Obama announced that apply only to the federal government, not local or state law enforcement.

Gun advocates have seen Obama as an enemy despite his expression of support for the interpretation of the Second Amendment as a personal right to have guns. So his call for new measures — including background checks for all gun buyers and Senate confirmation of a director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — triggered new vows of defiance.

In Mississippi, Gov. Phil Bryant, a Republican, urged the Legislature to make it illegal to enforce any executive order by the president that violates the Constitution.

“If someone kicks open my door and they’re entering my home, I’d like as many bullets as I could to protect my children, and if I only have three, then the ability for me to protect my family is greatly diminished,” Bryant said. “And what we’re doing now is saying, ‘We’re standing against the federal government taking away our civil liberties.'”

Tennessee Republican state Rep. Joe Carr wants to make it a state crime for federal agents to enforce any ban on firearms or ammunition. Carr instead called for more armed guards at schools.

“We’re tired of political antics, cheap props of using children as bait to gin up emotional attachment for an issue that quite honestly doesn’t solve the problem,” Carr said.

Legislative proposals to pre-empt new federal gun restrictions also have arisen in Wyoming, Utah and Alaska.

A Wyoming bill specifies that any federal limitation on guns would be unenforceable. It also would make it a state felony for federal agents to try to enforce restrictions.

“I think there are a lot of people who would want to take all of our guns if they could,” said co-sponsor Rep. Kendell Kroeker, a Republican. “And they’re only restrained by the opposition of the people, and other lawmakers who are concerned about our rights.”

Republican state Sen. Larry Hicks credited Wyoming’s high rate of gun ownership for a low rate of gun violence.

“Our kids grow up around firearms, and they also grow up hunting, and they know what the consequences are of taking a life,” Hicks said. “We’re not insulated from the real world in Wyoming.”

In Utah, some Republicans are preparing legislation to exempt the state from federal gun laws — and fine any federal agents who try to seize guns. A bill in the Alaska House would make it a misdemeanor for a federal agent to enforce new restrictions on gun ownership.

While such proposals are eye-catching, they likely could never be implemented.

“The legislature can pass anything it wants,” said Sam Kamin, a constitutional law professor at the University of Denver. “The Supremacy Clause of the Constitution makes that clearly unconstitutional. Where there’s a conflict between state and federal law, the federal government is supreme.”

Kamin and other legal experts said such disdain of Obama’s proposals is reminiscent of former Confederate states’ refusal to comply with federal law extending equal rights for blacks after the Civil War.

The National Sheriff’s Association has supported administration efforts to combat gun violence after the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings. President Larry Amerson, sheriff of Calhoun, Ala., said he understands the frustrations of people in rural areas with the federal government. But he feels his oath of office binds him to uphold all laws.

“Any sheriff who knows his duty knows we don’t enforce federal law, per se,” said Amerson, a longtime firearms instructor and hunter.

Some rural sheriffs view the federal government as an adversary, with gun ownership at the core of that belief.

In Minnesota, Pine County Sheriff Robin Cole sent an open letter to residents saying he did not believe the federal government had the right to tell the states how to regulate firearms. He said he would refuse to enforce any federal mandate he felt violated constitutional rights.

The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, based in Fredericksburg, Texas, encourages that point of view. Founder Richard Mack, a former sheriff of Apache County, Ariz., speaks regularly at gatherings of Tea Party groups and gun rights organizations.

“I will tell Mr. Obama and everybody else who wants to impose gun control in America, that whether you like it or not, it is against the law,” said Mack. “Now we have good sheriffs who are standing up and defending the law against our own president.”

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Wyoming Lawmakers Try to Head Off Federal Gun Grab

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This is from Godfather Politics.

More state need to pass the same laws.

It is time we tell the Feds to take a hike.

 

Rather than wait and see what the Obama Administration and a complacent Congress choose to foist on American gun owners, Wyoming legislators are proposing a Firearms Protection Act.

The proposed legislation would protect gun owners from any federal bans on assault weapons or large-capacity magazines by making federal laws against semiautomatic rifles and clips unenforceable within the state.

The proposed legislation would go as far as making any federal agent who tried to enforce a federal anti-gun law within the state subject to a felony. It would also allow the Wyoming Attorney General’s office to defend state residents.

One of the legislation’s sponsors said the law is a message to the Obama Administration. “It says that your one size fits all solution doesn’t comport to what a vast majority of the state believes,” state Sen. Larry Hicks said.

Hicks said his constituents have been worried about an impending federal gun grab but that he’s received even more calls since Vice President Joe Biden admitted the Administration was considering using executive orders to limit gun rights.

What we need is more state leaders willing to stand up to the feds on this issue. The federal government can legally override state laws when they conflict with federal law, even though the federal government lets some cases slide, such as with states that have legalized marijuana.

But if states would band together, they could force the feds to back down.

There is no justification for the current pressure to ban guns and related accessories. Gun and ammo bans wouldn’t have stopped Adam Lanza from shooting up Sandy Hook school, and they wouldn’t have stopped any of the mass shootings in recent memory.

But liberals see the murders of children as a political opening for passing their longtime totalitarian dream of getting rid of guns.

All Americans should oppose the despicable exploitation of dead children as cover to steal our freedoms.

Read more: http://godfatherpolitics.com/8923/wyoming-lawmakers-try-to-head-off-federal-gun-grab/#ixzz2IBtXFD00

 

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