Since the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, the gun control debate has pulverized the nation. People have been weighing in on the issue on both sides. Here in Wyoming, the Senate is looking at a bill (http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2013/Introduced/HB0104.pdf) that would make any federal laws attempting to ban semi-automatic firearms or limiting magazine capacity unenforceable in Wyoming. Any federal officials doing so could face imprisonment or a fine.
NewsChannel 5 sat down with Sheriff Danny Glick to discuss this issue and gun control debate in general.
While Glick did not directly respond to that specific legislation, he did take the position of the National Sheriffs' Association. That position essentially says "Sheriffs don not possess the legal authority to interpret the constutionality of any law" and the ultimate authority to make those decisions is the courts.
Basically, until a court decides a federal gun law to be unconstitutional, that law overrides any local law because of the supremacy clause.
Sheriff Glick did address some other issues surrounding the gun debate and that piece of the interview can be found in the video.
AN ACT relating to firearms; providing that any federal law which attempts to ban a semi-automatic firearm or to limit the size of a magazine of a firearm or other limitation on firearms in this state shall be unenforceable in Wyoming; providing a penalty; and providing for an effective date.