Georgia Firearm Forums - Georgia Packing banner

Wyoming: Campus Carry

898 Views 6 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  Phil1979
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Persons lawfully carrying weapons in Wyoming under W.S.
14 6-8-104(a)(ii) may carry a concealed weapon on any public
2 HB0136

1 college or university campus or within any public college
2 or university facility, including for any athletic event,
3 without the written consent of the security service of the
4 public college or university.

What?! Where's the long list of excluded places? Don't they realize that letting lawful carriers in with guns, that more criminals will flock there to commit crime? /sarcasm
See less See more
Any idea if it has any traction?
None, just came across yesterday. It is something to note how many states are pushing CC bills.
Thanks Obama...

Yes he created the atmosphere to allow freedom loving politicians to get into office. Just too bad they haven't managed to get into Georgia yet.

Sponsored by Rep. Bo Biteman, R-Ranchester, and co-sponsored by 12 other lawmakers, House Bill 137 would repeal previous laws that blocked people from bringing concealed guns into government meetings, including those of the Legislature and its committees. House Bill 136, sponsored by an almost identical group of lawmakers, would allow concealed carry on all campuses and buildings of public universities and colleges. It would also allow concealed carry at university and college sporting events.

Wyoming is one of a handful of states that don't require a permit to carry a concealed firearm, though state law prohibits guns in a variety of locations, including law enforcement facilities, courtrooms, bars, schools, colleges, government meetings and any other places prohibited by federal law.
Kathy Vetter, executive director of the Wyoming Education Association, said Friday that the association opposes the campus carry bill because it jeopardizes students' safety. She also noted that many high school sports teams practice and compete at college and university facilities. If Biteman's bill were to pass, people would be able to bring guns to those games and practices.
Chris Boswell, the university's vice president for governmental and community affairs, echoed the university's previous concerns about concealed carry on campus. Boswell said the campus' certified police force gives adequate security to students and that many students are young people often living highly stressful lives.
He also noted that there is an Albany County elementary school on the university campus that serves as a laboratory for university students studying education. If the bill passed, guns could theoretically be allowed inside or at least near the school.
Good bills, but they also need to make K-12 schools legal to carry at as well. Do they have something against children being protected by parents and teachers with guns?
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.