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WY: Sheriffs in stand-off over Second Amendment bill
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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All 23 of Wyoming’s sheriffs have registered alarm at the damage a bill under consideration by the Legislature could do to policing in this state. Though the Second Amendment Preservation Act (House Bill 124/Senate File 81) is intended to be pro-Second Amendment, says Crook County Sheriff Jeff Hodge, its implications are strongly anti-law enforcement.

“It’s not intended to be anti-law enforcement, but it is,” he says. “The intention was good but they need to talk to peace officers and prosecutors.”
 

Comment by: PHORTO (3/6/2021)
While I'm sympathetic to the sheriffs' concerns and believe it would be prudent to explore amendments, the main thrust of this bill is to protect innocent people from being screwed as they have in the past.

Seizing evidence in a criminal investigation is an essential part of the police's function. If there is indeed probable cause of a crime, then the 4th Amendment requirements are satisfied. This is where SYG comes in. In a claim of self-defense, a magistrate normally would hear a challenge within seven days. If the magistrate rules in favor of the petitioner, then the firearm must be returned immediately. This mandate made law should go unopposed.

But those who enforce the law are obliged to know the law; there's no excuse otherwise.
 

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