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Senate strips gun bill of controversial language

Amendment removes focus on officer liability

The Second Amendment Preservation Act bill has been passed by the Wyoming Senate – but not in the form that caused heartburn for all 23 of this state’s sheriffs when it first appeared. A substantial amendment from Senator Larry Hicks last week aimed to fix the anti-law enforcement implications of Senate File 81.

The intent of the Second Amendment Preservation Act is to prevent firearms from being confiscated by federal entities due to federal laws that may be passed in the future. In its original form, it focused on holding state law enforcement officers accountable for enforcing those federal...