‘Ghost gun’ rules prompt Second Amendment debate in Wyoming

'Ghost gun' rules prompt Second Amendment debate in Wyoming

CHEYENNE — When President Joe Biden announced a new federal rule banning the manufacture of unserialized, privately made firearms on Monday, Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Cheyenne, went to social media to defend his Second Amendment protection bill that was killed in the 2022 budget session. Senate File 87 would have prohibited the enforcement of unconstitutional federal actions infringing upon Second Amendment rights, denied immunities for law enforcement and provided cause for civil action against officers who knowingly denied law-abiding citizens the right to bear arms. “My bill, SF-87 REAL SAPA was for this day with Biden’s Executive Order,” he posted to his congressional campaign page. “The RINOS Killed the bill.” He shared with the Wyoming Tribune Eagle his concern that without his legislation in place, Wyoming residents would be at risk of federal overreach and loss of their gun rights. The executive action recently taken by the Biden administration not only impacts gun manufacturers, it updates regulatory definitions of firearms. It is meant to reign in the increasing number of unserialized, privately made firearms that are known as “ghost guns,” according to the announcement. The president said the decision was influenced by the more than 20,000 suspected ghost guns reported in 2021 to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that were recovered by local law enforcement in criminal investigations. Due to the difficulty involved in tracking the weapons without the serial number to the individual purchaser, the final rule put forward bans the manufacturing of the most accessible […]

Click here to view original web page at ‘Ghost gun’ rules prompt Second Amendment debate in Wyoming

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.