Does Wyoming have a concealed hand gun law or open carry law?
- JOHN BLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Wyoming uses a concealed weapon permit law. Here is the current law from the Wyoming State police website (current as of April 2006):
Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Concealed Firearm Permits
Wyoming issues concealed firearm permits pursuant to W.S. § 6-8-104. The State of Wyoming recognizes concealed firearms permits from other states, so long as the permits are issued by a governmental agency or entity in that state, the state has permit laws similar to Wyoming’s, including a proper background check as determined by the Attorney General, the permits are valid statewide in that state, and that state recognizes Wyoming permits. The Wyoming Attorney General’s Office eagerly seeks reciprocity with other states pertaining to the concealed carry of firearms, and continues to negotiate with other states for reciprocity in this area. For additional information please click on the links below:
Frequently Asked Questions
Wyoming Concealed Firearms Permit Statute
Concealed Firearm Permit-Address Change Form
Wyoming recognizes concealed firearm permits from the following states. The listing also encompasses those states that have indicated they honor Wyoming permits.
Alaska Kentucky Ohio
Alabama Louisiana Oklahoma
Arizona Michigan Pennsylvania
Colorado Mississippi South Carolina
Florida Montana South Dakota
Georgia New Hampshire Tennessee
Idaho New Mexico Texas
Indiana North Carolina Utah
It is extremely important for all concealed firearm permit holders to be aware of the requirements and laws of all reciprocating states. The permit issued by your state does not supersede any other state’s laws or regulations. Legal conduct in your state may not be legal in the state you are visiting.
Wyoming residents who plan to visit another state that recognizes Wyoming permits, and who also plan to carry a concealed firearm while visiting that state, are urged to contact that state before traveling. This will allow residents to determine all restrictions or prohibitions regarding the carrying of concealed firearms in those states, as well as their laws regarding firearms and weapons in general. Most of these states have web pages dedicated to this subject.
State firearms laws and reciprocity agreements are subject to frequent change, and furthermore, are subject to court interpretation. Information contained on this page is not to be considered legal advice. You should always contact an attorney licensed to practice law in your state for any legal advice.
Rev: 04/25/06Source(s): website: Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation --Concealed Firearm Permit
- iraq51Lv 71 decade ago
Wyoming requires a concealed weapons permit.
Lived there for 3 years, carried my 9mm for 2 years once the Sheriff granted me the permit. Same as when I lived in Iowa.
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- ?Lv 61 decade ago
It wouldn't surprise me at all. Wyoming doesn't have a state income tax or vehicle inspections. It's the cowboy state.