Bill to Repeal Gun-free Zones Could Remove Local Control
Among the more than 200 bills already drafted for the 65th Wyoming State Legislature is Senate File 75, which deals with gun-free zones around the state.
The bill was drafted by Republican Sen. Anthony Bouchard, representing District 6 in Laramie and Goshen Counties, and is co-sponsored by a long list of more than 30 other Senators and Representatives from around the state.
The bill summary at wyoleg.gov reads:
AN ACT relating to concealed weapons; repealing gun free zones; providing for the carrying of concealed weapons as specified; clarifying that only the state Legislature may regulate firearms, weapons, and ammunition as specified; amending a definition; and providing for an effective date.
The bill can be viewed in its entirety here.
Known as the Wyoming Repeal Gun Free Zones Act, the legislation would also define where those possessing a concealed firearm permit can legally carry their weapon, including meetings of governmental bodies, public schools, and colleges.
As written, the bill will not prohibit a private property owner from restricting firearms on their own property.
Another major section states that, if passed, only the Wyoming State Legislature would be responsible for regulating firearms.
Currently, there are no committee meetings or floor sessions scheduled to discuss this particular piece of legislation.