So I (Mi resident) was visiting WY a few summers ago. I and a motorcyclists, OCing were gassing up. We talked and he reminded me that WY is a Constutional carry state, no permit req.
Can anyone in WY OC/CC, w/ OUT a permit or only residents. I suspect anyone.
Wyoming is unusual. You do not have to be a resident of Wyoming to open carry without a permit, but you do have to be a resident of Wyoming to conceal carry there without a permit. They do recognize all permits from every state, though.
(a) A person who wears or carries a concealed deadly weapon is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), imprisonment in the county jail for not more than six (6) months, or both for a first offense, or a felony punishable by a fine of not more than two thousand dollars ($2,000.00), imprisonment for not more than two (2) years, or both, for a second or subsequent offense, unless:
(i) The person is a peace officer;
(ii) The person possesses a permit under this section;
(iii) The person holds a valid permit authorizing him to carry a concealed firearm authorized and issued by a governmental agency or entity in another state that recognizes Wyoming permits and is a valid statewide permit; or
(iv) The person does not possess a permit issued under this section, but otherwise meets the requirements specified in paragraphs (b)(i) through (vi), (viii) and (ix) of this section and possession of the firearm by the person is not otherwise unlawful.
(b) The attorney general is authorized to issue permits to carry a concealed firearm to persons qualified as provided by this subsection. The attorney general shall promulgate rules necessary to carry out this section no later than October 1, 1994. Applications for a permit to carry a concealed firearm shall be made available and distributed by the division of criminal investigation and local law enforcement agencies. The permit shall be valid throughout the state for a period of five (5) years from the date of issuance. The permittee shall carry the permit, together with valid identification at all times when the permittee is carrying a concealed firearm and shall display both the permit and proper identification upon request of any peace officer. The attorney general through the division shall issue a permit to any person who:
(i) Is a resident of the United States and has been a resident of Wyoming for not less than six (6) months prior to filing the application. The Wyoming residency requirements of this paragraph do not apply to any person who holds a valid permit authorizing him to carry a concealed firearm authorized and issued by a governmental agency or entity in another state that recognizes Wyoming permits and is a valid statewide permit;
(ii) Is at least twenty-one (21) years of age;
(iii) Does not suffer from a physical infirmity which prevents the safe handling of a firearm;
(iv) Is not ineligible to possess a firearm pursuant to 18 U.S.C. section 922(g) or W.S. 6-8-102;
(v) Has not been:
(A) Committed to a state or federal facility for the abuse of a controlled substance, within the one (1) year period prior to the date on which application for a permit under this section is submitted;
(B) Convicted of a felony violation of the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act of 1971, W.S. 35 7 1001 through 35-7-1057 or similar laws of any other state or the United States relating to controlled substances and has not been pardoned; or
(C) Convicted of a misdemeanor violation of the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act of 1971, W.S. 35 7 1001 through 35 7 1057 or similar laws of any other state or the United States relating to controlled substances within the one (1) year period prior to the date on which application for a permit under this section is submitted.
(vi) Does not chronically or habitually use alcoholic liquor and malt beverages to the extent that his normal faculties are impaired. It shall be presumed that an applicant chronically and habitually uses alcoholic beverages to the extent that his normal faculties are impaired if the applicant has been involuntarily committed, within the one (1) year period prior to the date on which application for a permit under this section is submitted, to any residential facility pursuant to the laws of this state or similar laws of any other state as a result of the use of alcohol;
(vii) Demonstrates familiarity with a firearm. A legible photocopy of a certificate of completion of any of the courses or classes or a notarized affidavit from the instructor, school, club, organization or group that conducted or taught the course or class attesting to the completion of the course or class by the applicant or a copy of any document which shows completion of the course or class or evidences participation of firearms competition, shall constitute evidence of qualification under this paragraph. Any one (1) of the following activities listed in this paragraph shall be sufficient to demonstrate familiarity with a firearm:
(A) Completion of any certified firearm safety or training course utilizing instructors certified by the National Rifle Association or the Wyoming law enforcement academy;
(B) Completion of any law enforcement firearms safety or training course or class offered for security guards, investigators, special deputies, or any division of law enforcement or security enforcement;
(C) Experience with a firearm through participation in an organized handgun shooting competition or military service;
(D) Completion of any firearms training or safety course or class conducted by a state certified or National Rifle Association certified firearms instructor;
(E) Be certified as proficient in firearms safety by any Wyoming law enforcement agency under procedures established by that agency; or
(F) Honorable retirement as a federal or state peace officer who has a minimum of ten (10) years of service.
(viii) Is not currently adjudicated to be legally incompetent; and
(ix) Has not been committed to a mental institution.
AND THE CITY OF RIVERTON
Chapter 9.20 WEAPONS
9.20.010 Weapons—Drawing or threatening to use.
A. Whenever a police officer makes an arrest of a person having on or about his person any weapon specified by Section 9.20.010 or 9.20.020, as amended, it shall be such officers duty to take from the person arrested the weapons found on or about him at the time of his or her arrest and to retain the same and obey such order concerning the same as may be made by the municipal court judge.
B. Whoever draws or threatens to use any deadly or dangerous weapon upon any person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), up to six months in jail, or both. The provisions of this section shall not apply to a person drawing or threatening to use such dangerous or deadly weapon in defense of his person or property or in defense of those entitled to his protection by law. (Ord. 02-006 § 7, 2002; Ord. 98-007 § 52, 1998; prior code § 16-107)
No person shall carry, within the city, a deadly or dangerous weapon concealed on or about his person unless they are a peace officer, a person holding a valid concealed weapons permit, or persons in compliance with Wyoming State Statute 6-8-104. Any person who violates this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), up to six months in jail or both. (Ord. 11-007 § 1, 2011; Ord. 02-006 § 8, 2002; Ord. 98-007 § 53, 1998; prior code § 16-108)
9.20.030 Weapons—Discharge of firearms.
No person shall fire or discharge any gun, rifle, pistol, revolver or firearm of any description, in or into the city, without first having obtained a permit from the chief of police. The provisions of this section shall not apply to a person acting in self defense or in defense of others, a peace officer acting within the scope of their authority, or those using an approved shooting range that has the proper permit from the chief of police. The chief of police shall have the authority to adopt reasonable rules and regulations, which will be available in the city clerk’s office, for the granting of such permits, the violation of which shall be punishable by a fine of up to seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), up to six months in jail or both. (Ord. 11-001 § 1, 2011; Ord. 02-006 § 9, 2002; Ord. 98-007 § 54, 1998; prior code § 16-109)