Senate Addresses Gun Legislation

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The Wyoming Senate Thursday addressed three bills pertaining to gun rights in the State. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

House Bill 136 failed by a vote of 13-17. It would have allowed individuals with a proper permit, and permission of security services, to carry a concealed weapon on college campuses throughout Wyoming. The bill was sponsored by Representative Bo Biteman of Ranchester.

House Bill 137, also sponsored by Representative Biteman, passed first reading in the Senate and must pass two more readings without any amendments before it can go to the desk of Governor Matt Mead to be signed into law. House Bill 137 would allow people to bring concealed weapons to government meetings, including those of the Legislature, without having a concealed carry permit.

House Bill 194, the School Safety and Security bill passed its first round vote and will also require two more readings before heading to the Governor’s desk. House Bill 194 would give local school boards the power to allow certain, chosen employees within the school district to carry a firearm with a concealed carry permit.