Saturday, March 5, 2011

Wyoming Abolished Concealed Carry Permit Requirement

From the March 2, 2011 Columbus, Indiana Republic:

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming on Wednesday became the fourth state to allow citizens to carry concealed guns without a permit, with Gov. Matt Mead signing a bill into law as several other states considered similar action.

The law allows state citizens legally entitled to own guns to carry them concealed starting in July. The guns still wouldn't be allowed in schools, bars and government buildings.
I have long felt that "constitutional carry" is not the highest priority for the gun rights movement--but Wyoming now joins Alaska, Vermont, and Arizona in abolishing the requirement.  If you are not allowed to possess a gun, you still can't carry concealed.  Like Alaska and Arizona, Wyoming will continue to issue concealed carry permits so its citizens can carry concealed in states that recognize Wyoming licenses.

1 comment:

TOTWTYTR said...

There are a couple of pro 2A bills in the New Hampshire House of Representatives this year.

One of them abolishes the permitting process and allows all NH residents to carry concealed unless otherwise prohibited from possessing firearms.

It seems to have a good chance of passing.