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    Default Wyoming Changes CCW Reciprocity Rules

    (Update has been added to this thread)

    TO: All Wyoming Sheriffs
    All Wyoming Chiefs of Police

    FROM: Forrest C. Bright, Director

    DATE: February 12, 2009

    RE: Concealed Firearm Permit Reciprocity

    I am writing to let all the agencies in Wyoming know of substantial changes resulting from review of other states’ concealed firearm criteria. The Wyoming Attorney General’s Office recently completed examination of the other 49 states statutes for the purpose of honoring concealed firearms permits issued by another state, or reciprocity.

    Pursuant to Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 6-8-401(a)(iii), Wyoming will recognize a permit from another state that “has laws similar to the provisions of this section, as determined by the attorney general . . ..” The Wyoming Attorney General has determined that with the exception of 8 states, presently all the others concealed firearm permit statutes are not sufficiently similar to Wyoming’s. Specifically, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 6-8-104(b)(v) prohibits issuance of a permit to any person who has been convicted of a controlled substance violation, felony or misdemeanor in any jurisdiction. Most other states’ analogous
    statutes do not.

    The Wyoming Attorney General holds that if a misdemeanor drug conviction disqualifies a Wyoming resident, is also needs to disqualify an out-of-state permit holder. Due to the difference in how each state handles controlled substance convictions, Wyoming is also limited in our ability to maintain reciprocity with states we may have previously.


    Accordingly, as of March 1, 2009, Wyoming can only honor concealed firearm permits issued by the following states: Connecticut, Ohio, Georgia, Oklahoma, Maryland, Oregon, Massachusetts and Utah.
    Last edited by Black Blade; 02-20-2009 at 06:09 AM. Reason: UPDATE!!!
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    Here are the public email addresses for all Wyoming state reps and senators. Also anyone who knows how to do a mass emailing for those traveling to the Sturgis Rally and Cowboy days events in Wyoming, contact them and tell them to avoid spending tourism dollars in Wyoming. I am a resident myself but our new AG is a card carrying member of the Communist Party USA (a.k.a. Demoscrat). Also contact the state tourism office.

    Wyoming State Legislators:

    randerso@wyoming.com
    g.bagby@bresnan.net
    jbarbuto@wyoming.com
    rberger@wyoming.com
    sblake@wyoming.com
    dbonner@wyoming.com
    bbrechtel@wyoming.com
    kermitbrown@wyoming.com
    ebuchanan@wyoming.com
    jbyrd@wyoming.com
    rcannady@wyoming.com
    scarson@wyoming.com
    childers@wyoming.com
    royc@alluretech.net
    cconnolly@wyoming.com
    bcraft@wyoming.com
    kdavison@wyoming.com
    diercks@wyoming.com
    aedmonds@wyoming.com
    kesquibel@wyoming.com
    michaelgilmore@wyoming.com
    kgingery@wyoming.com
    pgoggles@wyoming.com
    mary.hales@realestateincasper.com
    tphallinan@bresnan.net
    dhammons@wyoming.com
    sharshman@wyoming.com
    harvey00@tctwest.net
    pete_chloeilloway3@msn.com
    ajaggi@wyoming.com
    pjorgensen@jorgensenassociates.com
    jlandon@wyoming.com
    tlockh1617@aol.com
    tlubnau@vcn.com
    madden@wyoming.com
    rmckim@wyoming.com
    dmcomie@wyoming.com
    emercer@wyoming.com
    slmey@wyoming.com
    repmiller@wyoming.com
    lorimillin@bresnan.net
    gmoniz@bresnan.net
    johnpatton@wyoming.com
    fpeasley@wyoming.com
    bpedersen@wyoming.com
    opetersen@wyoming.com
    fphilp@wyoming.com
    lquarberg@wyoming.com
    jroscoe@wyoming.com
    msemlek@wyoming.com
    lshepperson@wyoming.com
    csimpson@skelaw.com
    jebsteward@union-tel.com
    tim@stampedeforstubson.com
    mteeters@wyoming.com
    billthompson@wyoming.com
    mthrone@wyoming.com
    sue.wallis@vcn.com
    dzwonitzer@wyoming.com
    davezwonitzer@wyoming.com
    jamesda1@msn.com
    senbebout@wyoming.com
    bburns@dbburns.com
    ccase@wyoming.com
    hcoe@wyoming.com
    scooperwy@gmail.com
    kdecaria@wyoming.com
    ddockstader@wyoming.com
    fesquibel@wyoming.com
    ggeis@wyoming.com
    jhastert2@wyoming.com
    jhines@wyoming.com
    rhunnicutt@wyoming.com
    kit@kitsenate.com
    wajohnsonsd6@yahoo.com
    blanden@bresnan.net
    senlarson@wyoming.com
    mmartin@wyoming.com
    mamassie@msn.com
    cmeier@wyoming.com
    nicholas@wyolegal.com
    drew@schwartzbon.com
    rpeterson@wyoming.com
    tross@wyoming.com
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    Wyoming Gun Owners (at WyomingGunOwners.org) is asking people to call Gov. Dave Freudenthal 307-777-7434 to express your displeasure with this change. I would add that it's a good place to mention why you won't be vacationing in Wyoming.

    Wyoming Business Council/Travel and Tourism Division:

    The email addresses are "firstname.lastname@visitwyo.gov"... so, for example, "diane.shober@visitwyo.gov"

    Diane Shober, Director, 307.777.2808
    Alan Dubberley, Deputy Director/Consumer Marketing, Travel & Tourism, 307.777.8561
    Chuck Coon, Media Relations Manager, Tourism Media, 307.777.2831
    Rita Greene Bellardo, Manager, Travel Trade Marketing, 307.777.2853
    Michell Howard, Manager, Film, Arts & Entertainment, 307.777.2855
    James Scoon, Travel Trade Marketing Manager, 307.777.2852
    Anita Benton, Business Manager, 307.777.2856
    Curtis Lund, Online Product Manager, 307.777.2840
    Mike McCrimmon, Videography Program Manager, 307.777.8643
    Leslie Kedelty, Industry Services Manager, 307.777.2839
    Vicki Morris, Executive Assistant, 307.777.2828
    Colin Stricklin, Film, Arts & Entertainment Specialist, 307.777.2854
    Lori Hogan, Senior Communication Specialist, 307.777.2889
    Angi Harper, Marketing Specialist, 307.777.2881
    Kristin Phipps, Industry Services Specialist, 307.777.2887
    Judy Johnson, Publication Assistant, 307.777.2871
    Steve Kelso, Visitor Center Supervisor, 307.777.2883
    Angelina Cisneros, Travel Trade Specialist, 307.777.2884
    Sarah Weber, Administrative Assistant, 307.777.2886
    Kathy White, Mail Room, 307.777.2872
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    Anyone know of Utah certified CCW instructors located in Northern Wyoming? I will need to get a non-resident permit now for travel.
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    Email Sent. WOW, multiple legislators have already written me back, and they seem none too happy with this clown (The AG).

    My letter below:

    Dear Wyoming State Legislators,

    I urge you to act to prevent the hijacking of current policy by the attorney general who has in a misguided interpretation of state statute rendered reciprocity of CCW permits invalid by fiat. Many law abiding citizen who have never had any criminal background will be affected by this myopic new interpretation of the law, unfortunately, it falls on you and your colleagues to correct this problem through legislative action. I hope that you will not allow one misguided individual to usurp the power of the legislature through this poor interpretation of the law. As a concealed carry permit holder and a traveler who has enjoyed Wyoming in the past, I know that this will impact my decision to visit your state in the future. Tourism is an important part of Wyoming's economy and it will be harmed by the action taken by the state attorney general.

    Sincerely,
    Last edited by Markp; 02-19-2009 at 04:19 PM.

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    "Markp"

    I hope that you don't mind me using your email/letter as I have sent it to many concerned individuals.

    Hopefully, we can get this "asshat" to change the way the rulles are written.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toten Kopf View Post
    "Markp"

    I hope that you don't mind me using your email/letter as I have sent it to many concerned individuals.

    Hopefully, we can get this "asshat" to change the way the rulles are written.
    That's why I post them... Feel free to make changes though, it's nice when they don't get a form letter. Just a sentence or two to make them know that you care.

    Mark

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    Default UPDATE: Wyo AG caved in to pressure

    Thanks to everyone who called and emailed our Wyo reps. The AG apparently got the message after the outcry and being grabbed by the scruff of his neck and read the riot act. We are now okay through the rest of the year. The Wyo AG web site was updated last night:

    Concealed Weapons Permit

    Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Concealed Firearm Permits


    By statute, Wyoming honors concealed carry permits from other states that have laws similar to Wyoming’s. The Wyoming Attorney General’s Office is undertaking a thorough review of the concealed carry statutes of the 49 other states to determine which states have laws similar to Wyoming’s. Once that review is complete, this website will feature a list of the states from which Wyoming will honor concealed carry permits. Until then, the Division of Criminal Investigation will honor permits from those states with which Wyoming had reciprocity as of January 1, 2009.

    Accordingly, Wyoming will continue to recognize concealed firearm permits from the following states. The listing also encompasses those states that have indicated they honor Wyoming permits.


    AlaskaLouisianaOklahomaAlabamaMichiganPennsylvania ColoradoMississippiSouth CarolinaFloridaMontana South DakotaGeorgiaNew Hampshire TennesseeIdahoNew Mexico TexasIndianaOhio UtahKentucky

    For permit qualifications or additional information please click on the links below:
    It is extremely important for all concealed firearm permit holders to be aware of the requirements and laws of all states. The permit issued by your state does not supersede any other state’s laws or regulations. Legal conduct in your state may not be legal in the state you are visiting.

    Wyoming residents who plan to visit another state with their Wyoming permits, and who also plan to carry a concealed firearm while visiting that state, are urged to contact that state before traveling. This will allow residents to determine all restrictions or prohibitions regarding the carrying of concealed firearms in those states, as well as their laws regarding firearms and weapons in general. Most of these states have web pages dedicated to this subject.

    State firearms laws and reciprocity agreements are subject to frequent change, and furthermore, are subject to court interpretation. Information contained on this page is not to be considered legal advice. You should always contact an attorney licensed to practice law in your state for any legal advice.

    Rev: 02-19-2009
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    NRA

    Wyoming: Attack on Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Suspended

    Friday, February 20, 2009

    Due to an overwhelmingly negative response from gun owners both in and outside Wyoming, an attempt made earlier this week to drastically limit Wyoming’s Right-to-Carry Reciprocity statute has been suspended for the time being, once again restoring the original Right-to-Carry Reciprocity statute.

    This break will allow the NRA to review the current statute and develop a plan to bring a bill before the Wyoming State Legislature during the next legislative session to ensure that this never happens again to law-abiding citizens in Wyoming.

    Thank you for all of your calls and support!
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    Great job, since I have a NM permit, glad to see us back on the list.

    Thaine

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