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House passes bill eliminating permits for concealed carry

by Bill McCarthy, TheWyoNews

CHEYENNE – The House passed on third reading a bill to allow Wyoming citizens to carry concealed firearms without a permit.

Senate File 47, concealed weapons, has also passed the Senate. The legislation is on its way to Gov. Matt Mead.

The House passed the bill 49-9.

If the governor signs the bill into law, Wyoming will continue to issue concealed-carry permits for reciprocity with other states.

Votes on Senate File 47, concealed weapons,

Ayes (49): Reps. Blake, Blikre, Bonner, Botten, Brechtel, Brown, Buchanan, Burkhart, Campbell, Cannady, Childers, Davison, Edmonds, Eklund, Esquibel, K., Freeman, Gingery, Goggles, Greear, Greene, Harshman, Harvey, Hunt, Illoway, Jaggi, Kasperik, Kroeker, Krone, Lockhart, Loucks, Lubnau, Madden, McKim, McOmie, Miller, Moniz, Nicholas B, Peasley, Petersen, Petroff, Quarberg, Semlek, Shepperson, Steward, Stubson, Teeters, Vranish, Wallis, Zwonitzer, Dn.

Nays (9): Reps.: Barbuto, Berger, Byrd, Connolly, Craft, Patton, Roscoe, Throne, Zwonitzer, Dv.

Excused (2): Reps. Gay, Pederson.