This article originally appeared on Oil City News. Used with permission.
CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming House of Representatives voted on first reading Friday, Feb. 14 to pass a bill that would ban firearm buyback programs in the state.
They’ll need to pass the bill on two further readings before it would be sent to the Senate for consideration.
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The proposed legislation says that firearm buyback programs attempt to “reduce the number of firearms, firearm accessories or ammunition owned by members of the public through the purchase of privately owned firearms, firearm accessories or ammunition.”
“No city, town, county, political subdivision, state agency or entity or any other governmental entity shall operate a firearm buyback program or participate in the implementation, administration or operation of a firearm buyback program,” the propsed bill states.
Sponsors for the bill include:
- Representatives: Lindholm, Blackburn, Blake, Clem, Greear, Loucks, MacGuire and Olsen
- Senators: Coe, Driskill, Landen, Pappas and Schuler
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