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.
· Current law requires that a person who carries a concealed deadly weapon must first submit an application and be issued a concealed weapons permit.
· 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.
· The act creates a felony for a second or subsequent offense of illegally carrying a concealed weapon.