Wyoming Allows Concealed Carry, No Permit Necessary
Wyoming joins Alaska, Arizona and Vermont as a state that allows citizens to carry a concealed weapon without requiring a permit. Citizens who choose to carry have to follow the laws, and not take firearms where they are banned; schools, churches, and any building that bans them. As the new law came into action there were more no firearm signs going up in Cheyenne, the capital. Officials still recommend getting a permit though because with the permit one can carry in other states. A Wyoming Concealed Carry is valid in 34 other states, and is good for 5 years, also it makes purchasing a gun easier. No background check is done with a permit carrier, they show their permit, and fill out paperwork.
Supporters of the new law do not think this will increase crime as some believe. It might deter more crimes because a perp would not know who was carrying. There were seminars about the new laws and the guidelines that go with them. Most that attended these seminars already had permits, and more of the attendees were planning on getting their permit. During the seminar, Officer Remers warned of the severe ramifications of shooting or killing someone, even in self-defense.“If you can avoid shooting someone, avoid shooting someone,” he said. Remers thinks the biggest complication of the new law will be people carrying where they are not supposed to be carrying. From Billings Gazette.