Wyoming Senate Approves Constitutional Carry


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P.O.2010
January 26, 2011, 05:10 AM
http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/article_f27bf10e-fd3f-512f-8869-ad131df71c06.html

CHEYENNE -- Wyoming residents would be able to carry concealed guns without a permit under a bill that cleared the state Senate on Monday.

The Wyoming Senate voted 20-10 in favor of the bill, sponsored by Sen. Kit Jennings, R-Casper.

If the bill ultimately becomes law, Wyoming would join Alaska, Arizona and Vermont as states that don't require citizens to have permits to carry concealed weapons.

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Good for Wyoming. Hopefully this bill will pass the other chamber and be signed into law by the Governor.

It should be obvious by now that Constitutional Carry is not just a flash in the pan but instead represents the future of our right to keep and bear arms provided we can keep the momentum going. It won't happen overnight but within ten to fifteen years I can see the majority of states (save for CA, NY, NJ, MD, MA and DC) either being strictly Constitutional Carry (like VT) or having a side by side permit system (like AK and AZ). Regardless, Constitutional Carry is what the Founding Fathers intended not having to pay fees and endure waiting periods and other restrictions to exercise a basic human right.

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bigfatdave
January 26, 2011, 05:15 AM
good news!

If you're watching the story, can you update here at the next stage? (house, governor)

CoRoMo
January 26, 2011, 10:47 AM
That's awesome.

Colorado gives me a short list of reasons to stay here. Wyoming's list keeps growing.

I don't think this state will ever do such a thing, and I have a real hard time that a state like Texas, with it's monstrous CHL structure, will ever adopt this type of liberty. Something in my recollection about Nebraska and Oklahoma keep me from imagining them going this way either.

LemmyCaution
January 26, 2011, 03:39 PM
Go, Wyoming! Go!

Specs
January 26, 2011, 03:56 PM
Along with our new "Bill of Rights" in 2012, Kentucky has some of that same stuff on the stove, supposed to be on the way.

CoRoMo
January 26, 2011, 04:45 PM
Yeah. Kentucky, Tennessee, Idaho, Montana, the Dakotas, a handful of southern states, and Utah, yeah, but there aren't too many other states that I can envision doing this.

As they say... Wyoming is what America was.

Bookworm
January 27, 2011, 02:42 AM
What I'm interested about for VT, AZ, AK and then WY - how do they get around the federal gun free school zone act?

The first time that was passed, SCOTUS struck it down saying that was an overreach on the commerce clause.

Congress passed it again with a modification that one cannot be within 1k feet of a school without a state issued license/permit. Do these states have protections built within their laws to keep the feds satisified?

hirundo82
January 27, 2011, 10:21 AM
What I'm interested about for VT, AZ, AK and then WY - how do they get around the federal gun free school zone act?

It's an issue, because as you note the exception is for those with a permit issued by the state in which the school is located. The situation is the same for permit holders carrying in other states that honor their permits--ATF is of the opinion that reciprocity agreements don't qualify for the exception.

GFSZA prosecutions are rare (usually an add-on charge to other federal charges, frequently drug cases) because it usually requires a fed LEO to arrest, and they are much scarcer than local/state LEOs.

I expect that we'll see the GFSZA struck down on Second Amendment grounds within the next few years. It's one of the more egregious violations of our rights at the federal level.

KBintheSLC
January 27, 2011, 12:04 PM
Excellent news... I hope UT will follow suit soon.

Patriot1/3
January 27, 2011, 07:54 PM
OUTSTANDING! God bless Wyoming.

P.O.2010
February 23, 2011, 07:29 PM
http://www.kulr8.com/news/wyoming/116722639.html

"The House is set to vote for the first time on Wednesday on the bill, which already has passed the Senate.

If the bill passes, Wyoming still would continue to offer concealed-carry permits for citizens who want to carry their guns in other states under reciprocal agreements. The permit system requires police background checks for applicants."

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With any luck we'll have a fourth Constitutional Carry state within the next few months.

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