Bill No.: SF0047                     Drafter:  JHR

 

LSO No.:   11LSO-0024                 Effective Date:  7/1/2011

 

Enrolled Act No.:    SEA0070

 

Chapter No.:         84

 

Prime Sponsor:       Senator Jennings

 

Catch Title:         Concealed weapons.

 

Subject:   Carrying concealed weapons without a permit.

 

Summary/Major Elements:

 

ˇ         Current law requires that a person who carries a concealed deadly weapon must first submit an application and be issued  a concealed weapons permit.

 

ˇ         The act allows a person to carry a concealed weapon without a permit if the person:

 

o        Is a resident of the United States and has been a resident of Wyoming for not less than six (6) months prior to filing the application;

o        Is at least twenty-one (21) years of age;

o        Does not suffer from a physical infirmity which prevents the safe handling of a firearm;

o        Is not ineligible to possess a firearm pursuant to federal law;

o        Has not been:

 

§         Committed to a state or federal facility for the abuse of a controlled substance for at least one year;

§         Convicted of a felony violation of the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act or similar laws of any other state or the United States; or

§         Convicted of a misdemeanor violation of the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act or similar laws of any other state or the United States relating to controlled substances within one (1) year.

 

o         Does not chronically or habitually use alcoholic liquor and malt beverages to the extent that his normal faculties are impaired.

o        Is not currently adjudicated to be legally incompetent; and

o        Has not been committed to a mental institution.

 

ˇ         The act creates a felony for a second or subsequent offense of illegally carrying a concealed weapon.