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Old 03-17-2008, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Medicine Bow, Wyoming
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Can anyone tell me the law in Wyoming concerning concealed carry permits? I got one in NY (MAJOR pain in the neck!) and I currently have one in Florida. Wondering if Wy reciprocates with other states or if you have to go thru the whole process? Plan to do some hunting and also wish to carry a personal weapon.
Thanx, Harry
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Old 03-17-2008, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Casper, WY
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Greetings,
It's been about 15 years since I first got my CCW---here's what I remember:

You must go to the local Sheriff's office and first obtain an application, which will also have a copy of the applicable laws. The qualifications are that you have had a firearms course (documentable), are not a criminal, and that you have never been committed to a mental institution. The fee for the application is $74. You must also get fingerprinted (about $15--at least back then) and those fingerprints must be scrutinized on the federal level (FBI, I believe.) Once that comes back then you must go to the DOT (driver's license office) and get your picture taken for your CCW permit. The whole process took a couple of months for me---most of that was just waiting for the FBI check, if I remember correctly.

Here is the applicable Wyoming law:

Concealed Weapons Permit

and some FAQ's:

Concealed Weapons Permit FAQ (http://attorneygeneral.state.wy.us/dci/CWPFAQ.html - broken link)

Additionally---remember not to let your permit expire ($50 renewal fee)--if you do you must go through the whole process again.

As far as reciprocity goes---Wyoming recognizes Florida's CCW.

Last edited by Cloudfish; 03-17-2008 at 05:35 PM.. Reason: Typo
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Old 03-17-2008, 05:35 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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You could open carry as well without a CC permit in WY, as far as I know, if you wished.
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Gillette
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You first need proof of "safe gun handling" education. Although there are CCW-specific training courses available I would recommend taking a hunter's education course. They will accept that, and if you don't have one in WY and plan on hunting it's a good idea anyway. There is no sense in taking one course to CCW and one to hunt since the hunting one works for both.

You must be a WY resident for 6 months prior to application.

Go to the local sheriff's office and get your application. Fill it out and bring it back with your hunter's ed card, a money order for $64 for the state and a check for $15 for the local LE office. If they do not do fingerprints there in the office they will send you to the detention center to get fingerprinted. You can leave it at that, but I chose to bring my completed fingerprint cards back to the sheriff's office to expedite things.

Lastly, you will have to go to WYDOT (same place you get your driver's license) and get your picture taken. That's it.

They're saying 3 months or so to get the call to go down and pick up your permit assuming there are no prohibiting factors in your background.
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:30 PM
 
Location: conover nc
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google reciprocity laws in you state or state in question.
There are about 27 states that recognizes the N.C.'s Concealed permits.
I have had mine 15 years also.
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Gillette
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google reciprocity laws in you state or state in question.
There are about 27 states that recognizes the N.C.'s Concealed permits.
I have had mine 15 years also.
Missed the reciprocity part.... WY does NOT recognize a NY CCW, but you're good to go with your Florida permit. You can open carry most anywhere in Wyoming... I think places like gov't buildings and bars are the only ones off limits.

If you're planning on living in WY get the WY permit....there are no non-resident permits available in WY. Wyoming's is good with all surrounding states (and quite a few others) except for Nebraska.... I don't know of any permits (other than their own) that Nebraska honors.

You may want to consider a non-resident Utah permit as well... good in more states than any other permit IIRC.
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Old 03-19-2008, 10:31 AM
 
Location: mid wyoming
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On the NRA website, they have a place to find out what state recognizes other states on permits and so forth. They even have a list of program instructors in each state.
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Old 03-19-2008, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Sheridan, Wy
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The guns laws here are a lot more lax and better than NY or Florida in my opinion....
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Old 03-19-2008, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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The guns laws here are a lot more lax and better than NY or Florida in my opinion....
The big advantage in Florida (and Utah, too) is that non-residents can get concealed weapons permits that are valid in the issuing state and other states that are reciprocal with those issuing states. Wyoming does not offer non-resident concealed weapons permits.
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Old 03-19-2008, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Gillette
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The big advantage in Florida (and Utah, too) is that non-residents can get concealed weapons permits that are valid in the issuing state and other states that are reciprocal with those issuing states. Wyoming does not offer non-resident concealed weapons permits.
You're correct. However, with the number of states that have reciprocity with WY you can easily obtain a non-resident in a place like UT and be golden here.
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