Wyoming To Repeal All Gun-Free Zones?

The bill is getting wide support from the legislature

Published Friday, January 11, 2019 1:30 pm
Gun Rights Watch article by GRW Chief Editor

Senate File 75, introduced Thursday, reportedly repeals every gun-free zone in the state other than private property and federal buildings, including schools, parks, courthouses, and all state and local government buildings. It also includes a provision which effectively makes the state a gun rights preemption state, meaning that local municipalities would no longer be able to ban guns at places of their own choosing.

The bill is largely a result of the recent controversy caused by the University of Wyoming attempting to ban guns on school grounds, when in one particular case at the state Republican Party convention a man was cited for openly carrying his firearm, prompting a high-profile legal battle.

Republican Senator Anthony Bouchard of Cheyenne sponsored the bill, which has more than 30 senators and representatives signing onto the measure, including some Democrats. 

Editor's note: That's a trigger underneath that buffalo. It's not what some of you think it is!