Bill To Eliminate Most Gun-Free Zones in Wyoming Filed
A bill that would eliminate most gun-free zones under Wyoming law has been filed for the upcoming session of the Wyoming Legislature.
You can read House Bill 125 here.
The bill would specify that anyone who can carry a concealed weapon in Wyoming could carry a gun into governmental meetings, including those of the legislature and local governmental meetings, such as city council and county commission meetings.
They could also carry guns into elementary or secondary schools as well as colleges and universities, and sporting events held on school grounds.
The bill would not prevent private property owners from banning firearms from their property.
Gun rights advocates have been trying for years to get similar legislation passed by the Wyoming Legislature, so far without final success. A similar bill last year, House Bill 105, missed a deadline for a first vote in the state House of Representatives after legislative leaders did not bring it up for consideration in time.
The bill is sponsored by Rep. Jeremy Haroldson [R-Laramie, Platte counties]. It's co-sponsored by Representative(s) Bear, Hornok, Knapp, Neiman, Ottman, Penn, Rodriguez-Williams, Smith, Strock, Ward, Winter, and Senator(s) Boner and Ide
The legislature is scheduled to convene in a 20-day budget session in Cheyenne on Monday, February 12.
Because it is a budget session, a two-thirds majority vote will be required to introduce non-budget bills, such as House Bill 125.
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