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And then, there were four

Wyoming is the fourth state to pass constitutional carry.

24 Responses to “And then, there were four”

  1. jason Says:

    Thank you Gov. Mead, for reinforcing my vote for you. Well done.

    -Jason in WY

  2. Dragon Says:

    I’m wondering if we’re going to get a clarification of the law? According to the following quote from the AP Article, it *seems* to apply only to those domiciled in Wyoming…

    CHEYENNE — 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.

    The first sentence says that CC without a permit has been signed, then the second sentence specifically says *state* citizens.

    Looking for the actual text of the bill…..

  3. alan Says:

    I like this trend.

  4. Mr. Twisted Says:

    Let’s hear it for WyGo (Wyoming Gun Owners) and NAGR (National Association for Gun Rights). They are the ones who made this happen.

  5. wizardpc Says:


    Does not specify you have to be a resident of the state.

    I’m trying to find the text of the statute it modifies, since the new law states you must “meet the requirements specified in paragraphs (b)(i) through (vi) of this section…”

  6. wizardpc Says:

    Okay as written it ONLY applies to residents of Wyoming, and you have to be a resident for 6 months:

    6-8-104(b)(i) Is a resident of the United States and has been a resident of Wyoming for not less than six (6) months prior to filing the application. The Wyoming residency requirements of this paragraph do not apply to any person who holds a valid permit authorizing him to carry a concealed firearm authorized and issued by a governmental agency or entity in another state that recognizes Wyoming permits and is a valid statewide permit;

    If you have a carry permit from another state you’re good, too.

  7. Dragon Says:

    Ahhhh…I’m a New Yorker, and since NY does not honor ANY OTHER STATE, I would need to get a non-res permit from a state that recognizes Wyoming permits.

    What a pain in the arse….

  8. Weer'd Beard Says:

    I recommend Florida, Dragon.

  9. DirtCrashr Says:

    We need to get a non-resident or Florida CCW class going at the next Rendezvous for all us non-peoples.

  10. Jay Says:

    Once again, we run into huge problems with the Gun Free Schools Act. You can only carry a gun near a school if you have a permit issued by the state that the school is in. This does not fulfill the requirement.

  11. Ron W Says:

    The citizens of Wyoming already have the RIGHT to what the legislature may allow:

  12. Ron W Says:

    According to their State Constitution, the citizens of Wyoming already have the Right to what the legislature may allow:

    Article 1, Section 24, Wyoming Constitution:

    The right of citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and of the state shall not be denied.

    Note: the word “bear” means carry

  13. Ryan Says:

    Mr. Twisted Says:
    March 3rd, 2011 at 12:08 pm
    Let’s hear it for WyGo (Wyoming Gun Owners) and NAGR (National Association for Gun Rights). They are the ones who made this happen.

    I get the WyGo emails and the most recent email uses the typical alarmist tactics of NAGR. I don’t doubt they do good work but I doubt that the “sources” really existed:

    Constitutional Carry threatened by Governor’s Veto!

    As you know, the Jenning-Jaggi Constitutional Carry bill has passed through the Wyoming legislature with overwhelming numbers and is currently sitting on Governor Matt Mead’s desk for his signature or veto.

    But, as I write this alert, anti-gun forces are mobilizing to push Gov. Mead to veto the legislation.

  14. blounttruth Says:

    Campfield will get his bill passed, the reason I know is I just dropped 100 bills to renew mine and the Mrs.

  15. jason Says:

    Ryan, Gov. Mean signed the bill into law. Read the one sentence Uncle posed. There’s even a link, which provides an additional sentence to read, if you so choose. 😉

  16. Jim S Says:

    Well a permit is still needed if you are going to carry outside of the state. So your C-note did not go away in vain…yet.

  17. Matthew Carberry Says:

    Just wanted to note that Wyoming went Shall Issue in 1994 like Alaska and Arizona (and Tennessee) did and incrementally improved its laws from that point.

    Sooooooo…. Tennessee?


  18. mike Says:

    NAGR is a fundraising entity for Dudley Brown. They are not a legitimate gun rights group. All they do is send alarmist and frequently wrong emails like they did on the FAA bill a couple weeks back.

    Is anyone from NAGR even registered to lobby in Wyoming? Who did they meet with? I’m sure the answer is they are not registerd to lobby and met with no one.
    Dudley Brown who claims to be the head lobbyist of another “gun rights” group, Rocky Mtn Gun Owners, wasn’t even registered to lobby in the state of CO where they are headquartered for the last 6 years despite his claims of being a lobbyist for 17.

  19. Brad Says:

    Outstanding news!

  20. Mr. Twisted Says:

    Mike, considering the fact that, when the WY Gov was signing the bill he actually referred back to Mr. Dudley Brown (who was standing about 4 feet behind the gov), I am pretty sure he had an impact on what happened there.

    But hey, don’t take my word for it. Talk to others who were there. Obviously you weren’t.

  21. Ron W Says:

    We also have the RIGHT to CARRY here in Tennessee:

    That the citizens of this state have a right to keep and to bear arms for their common defense; but the Legislature shall have power, by law, to regulate the wearing of arms with a view to prevent crime.–Article I, Section 26, Tennessee Constitution, Declaration of Rights

    The Legislature only has delegated power to regulate “the wearing” that is, HOW WE CARRY, (holstered, open, concealed, etc.) “with a view to prevent crime”.

    When a right has been declared, Legislation is not needed to allow, but only to be pursuant to the right.

  22. mike w. Says:

    Once again, we run into huge problems with the Gun Free Schools Act. You can only carry a gun near a school if you have a permit issued by the state that the school is in. This does not fulfill the requirement.

    GFSZ is one of those laws that pretty much ANYONE who carries probably violates. I’d go so far as to say it’s almost impossible not to violate in many localities.

  23. Douglas Hester Says:

    Wasn’t the GFSZ Act struck down as unconstitutional?

  24. Standard Mischief Says:

    >Wasn’t the GFSZ Act struck down as unconstitutional?

    Right away it was re-passed, except with the statement that the US gov can impose the regulations because of the endlessly-flexible “commerce clause”.

    AFAIK, no one has been prosecuted under the new law, but I’m sure you don’t want to be the test case.

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