Wyoming’s New Concealed Carry Law

Effective July 1, 2011, the state of Wyoming will no longer require its residents to obtain a concealed carry permit in order to carry a concealed weapon in that state. Senate Bill 47 amends Wyoming Revised Statute 6-8-104 to allow anyone who has lived in the state of Wyoming for six months or more, and who meets the other requirements of the concealed carry law (excluding the requirement that an individual demonstrate proficiency with a firearm) to carry a concealed weapon, without applying for or obtaining a permit.

This bill, however, does not change the concealed carry law as it applies to employers. Private employers may still prohibit the carrying of concealed weapons by their employees, or other individuals, on their premises. Except for schools and other exceptions noted in the statute, public employers must allow individuals to carry concealed weapons on their premises. These exceptions remain unchanged by the new law. Wyoming MSEC members, and members with offices located in Wyoming, should contact MSEC’s Employment Law Services Department with any questions.