Wyoming gun laws operate on an “Unrestricted” and “Shall Issue” policy, the later being for reciprocity purposes. Residents can carry a firearm either concealed or open with no permit required. Non-residents must have a permit that Wyoming honors to conceal carry in the state. Wyoming will not issue permits to non-residents. Military personnel posted from Wyoming and posted to another state can still obtain a permit.
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Wyoming is an “Unrestricted” & “shall issue” state
Shall issue is used for reciprocity
Constitutional carry – no permit required (residents only)
The permit is valid for 5 years
Concealed carry permits/licenses are issued by the Wyoming Attorney General through the local Sheriffs office.
The application for a concealed carry permit/license must be processed within 90 days of the application being received.
NO – Must Inform Officer on Contact By Law
There are no legal requirements under Wyoming gun laws to tell law enforcement you have a firearm. The law does state that you must carry the permit, together with valid identification, at all times during which the permittee is in actual possession of a concealed handgun and shall produce both documents upon demand by a law enforcement officer.
Wyoming gun laws give the force of law to “No Weapons” signs. There are legal penalties for entering a private property or business that has posted these signs.
GunsToCarry recommends that you do not enter a property displaying a “No Weapons” sign whether the law is for or against signage. If asked to leave a property and you refuse to do so then you are breaking the law and put yourself at risk of being charged.
YES/NO – Without a Permit/License
Any person who can legally possess a firearm is allowed to carry a loaded handgun inside a vehicle as long as it is not concealed on your person and is visible.
Wyoming residents who can legally own a firearm can carry it concealed on their person in a vehicle without any type of permit/license.
Non-residents must have a permit/license to carry a concealed firearm in a vehicle.
YES – Without a Permit/License
Open carry is legal in Wyoming.
YES – In Restaurants That Serve Alcohol
“Yes” or “No” states if you can carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol. Some restaurants may be posted with “NO GUN” signs. Check with the staff if this means just the bar area. If we have indicated a “Yes” then it should be legal to have a meal without drinking alcohol.
You are permitted to carry in state parks, state forests, WMA’s and roadside rest areas.
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Address 208 South College Dr.
City Cheyenne, WY 82007
Phone (307) 777-7181