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Several Wyoming lawmakers have proposed legislation that would attempt to nullify any new federal law to restrict access to assault weapons.
Wyoming State Senator Larry Hicks, one of the bill’s ten co-sponsors, told The Washington Examiner that his constituents were worried about their gun rights in the wake of the tragic Newtown elementary school shooting.
“They are very, very upset that we’re going to see some level of federal takeover of our weapons and abuse of our rights given to us by the Second Amendment,” Hicks said. “Also that the federal government will bypass our legislative officials and confiscate our weapons through executive order. This gives citizens of the Western United States a great deal of concern.”