State preemption – Article 4
WARNING - Wygo takes attacks to the state preemption seriously!!!
The definition of state preemption : Supremacy clause asserting that in legislation on the same subject, state legislation takes supremacy over local laws. This is to stop a patchwork of regulations from occuring around the state.
ARTICLE 4 – REGULATION BY STATE
6-8-401.Firearm, weapon and ammunition regulation and prohibition by state.
(a)The Wyoming legislature finds that the right to keep and bear arms is a fundamental right. The Wyoming legislature affirms this right as a constitutionally protected right in every part of Wyoming.
(c)The sale, transfer, purchase, delivery, taxation, manufacture, ownership, transportation, storage, use and possession of firearms, weapons and ammunition shall be authorized, regulated and prohibited by the state, and regulation thereof is preempted by the state. Except as authorized by W.S. 15-1-103(a)(xviii), no city, town, county, political subdivision or any other entity shall authorize, regulate or prohibit the sale, transfer, purchase, delivery, taxation, manufacture, ownership, transportation, storage, use, carrying or possession of firearms, weapons, accessories, components or ammunition except as specifically provided by this chapter. This section shall not affect zoning or other ordinances which encompass firearms businesses along with other businesses. Zoning and other ordinances which are designed for the purpose of restricting or prohibiting the sale, purchase, transfer or manufacture of firearms or ammunition as a method of regulating firearms or ammunition are in conflict with this section and are prohibited.
W.S. 15-1-103(a)(xviii) Is specifically for the “prevention or suppression of riots, disturbances, disorderly assemblies or parades, or any other conduct which disturbs or jeopardizes public health, safety, peace, or morality, in any public or private place”…this is a unruly mob clause.
Pine Bluffs Wyoming, not so friendly when it comes to your gun-rights
Gun laws – preempted by the state