Senator Anthony Bouchard sponsored SF81 with the intention of protecting against the federal government’s infringement of a citizen’s 2nd Amendment Rights.
An amendment to the bill removed much of the individual protection that was intended by Bouchard.
As it stands, a violation of someone’s 2nd Amendment’s rights would result in a misdemeanor and a fine of just $500.
So, if a federal law is passed to confiscate guns and Wyoming law enforcement are used to do that, then it would just go to court and a judge would decide whether it was legal or not.
The court could possibly rule that the confiscation was legal, based on the interstate Commerce clause.
As a result, Bouchard as the bill’s sponsor, voted against the bill on 3rd reading… as did Senator Bo Biteman of Sheridan.
The amendment was supported by the Wyoming Sheriff’s Association.