Wyoming Gun Owners May be Breaking Federal Laws
Wyoming recently started allowing gun owners to carry concealed weapons without a permit. Residents are allowed to have the firearms in their vehicles, while doing this is fine in the state, it affects the federal law in some situations. The Federal Gun Free School Zone Act of 1995 makes it a crime to possess a functional firearm on public property, such as sidewalks, roads, highways, parks or fairgrounds, located within 1,000 feet of the property line of any elementary, middle or high school. So inadvertently there are drivers breaking this law when they drive on I-25, because in Cheyenne they will come within 1,000 feet of Jessup Elementary School.
Some gun right advocates have created The National Coalition for Amending the Federal Gun Free School Zone Act of 1995. This group is letting residents know about the federal laws. Some carriers in public areas are breaking federal laws. There is an exemption in the law to concealed permit holders, this is valid only in the state where the permit comes from, and Wyoming no longer requires a permit. Wyoming has never had to enforce this federal law. Cheyenne Police Chief Brian Kozak said the department has never been in a position where it had to enforce the federal law. From Billing Gazette.