Please Contact Your State Legislators TODAY!
On Thursday, February 18, the House Committee of the Whole (COW) passed House Bill 113, legislation which would allow law-abiding persons to carry a concealed firearm for self-defense without a permit. This constitutional carry bill is expected to be heard and voted on by the full House TOMORROW, February 19. If passed, HB 113 would then be sent to the Senate for committee assignment.
HB 113 would allow those who meet the requirements currently set forth in the concealed carry permit system to carry a concealed firearm for self-defense without a permit. This legislation addresses the current problem of a burdensome and restrictive permit system by removing the training requirement and other prohibitive barriers in Wyoming.
If signed into law, this legislation would also keep the current permit system intact for residents concerned about carrying in other states with reciprocal agreements. Those who are currently prevented from legally carrying, be it open or concealed, will still face the same penalties should they decide to break the law.
It is critical that you contact your State Representative TODAY and respectfully urge him or her to support HB 113. Also, please begin contacting your State Senator and urge them to not only support this important legislation but to give it their fullest attention. Contact information for you State Legislators can be found here.