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WYOMING GUN LAWS

QUICK FACTS

Permit Information

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.

STATES THAT

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STATE PERMITS

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CCW Reciprocity Map

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States that honor a wyoming permit

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin

wyoming honors permits from these states

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Permits/Licenses

Wyoming is an “Unrestricted” & “shall issue” state
Shall issue is used for reciprocity
Residents only
Constitutional carry – no permit required (residents only)
The permit is valid for 5 years

OFF LIMIT AREAS

Where You Can Carry

State parks
State and national forests
Roadside rest areas
Vehicle
All areas of the state – except those listed below

Where You Cannot Carry

Any facility used primarily for law enforcement operations or administration without the written consent of the chief administrator
Any detention facility, prison or jail
Any courtroom, except that nothing in this section shall preclude a judge from carrying a concealed weapon or determining who will carry a concealed weapon in the courtroom.
Any meeting of a governmental entity Any meeting of the legislature or a committee thereof
Any school, college or professional athletic event not related to firearms
Any portion of an establishment licensed to dispense alcoholic liquor and malt beverages for consumption on the premises, which portion of the establishment is primarily devoted to that purpose
Any place where persons are assembled for public worship, without the written consent of the chief administrator of that place
Any elementary or secondary school facility
Any college or university facility without the written consent of the security service of the college or university
Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.

Details on Wyoming Gun Laws

who issues a permit

Concealed carry permits/licenses are issued by the Wyoming Attorney General through the local Sheriffs office.

processing time

90 Days
The application for a concealed carry permit/license must be processed within 90 days of the application being received.

must notify officer

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.

no weapons signs enforced

YES
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.

vehicle carry

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.

open carry

YES – Without a Permit/License
Open carry is legal in Wyoming.

restaurant carry

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.

state park carry

YES
You are permitted to carry in state parks, state forests, WMA’s and roadside rest areas.

Get in Touch Division of Criminal Investigation

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept.

Hours


Monday – Friday    9am – 5pm

Saturday                  Closed

Sunday                    Closed

Contact


Address    208 South College Dr.

City            Cheyenne, WY 82007

Phone        (307) 777-7181

Email          cfp@wyo.gov