In Wyoming, adults can purchase a gun without a license. You may also carry a concealed weapon without a permit if you would qualify for a concealed carry permit if you applied. This law, which was enacted in 2011, replaced the previous Wyoming law that required you to obtain a concealed carry permit. In other words, if you are eligible for a concealed carry permit, you can carry a concealed weapon now without applying for a permit.
You may want to apply for a permit even though it's not required. You might want to do so, for example, if you would like to take advantage of reciprocity agreements with other states that require your having a permit. (Wy. Stat. Ann. § 6-8-104.)
For more information, see Open and Concealed Gun Carrying Laws in Wyoming.
As explained above, you do not need to obtain a concealed carry permit to carry a concealed weapon in Wyoming, as long as you qualify under the following requirements. If you decide to apply for a concealed handgun license you must apply at the sheriff’s office in the county where you reside. To qualify, you must:
(Wy. Stat. Ann. § 6-8-104.)
Yes. Wyoming recognizes concealed handgun carry permits issued by states with which Wyoming has entered into reciprocity agreements. The Wyoming Attorney General’s website provides a list of states with reciprocity agreements with Wyoming.
It is a misdemeanor to carry a handgun in Wyoming if you would not be eligible to obtain a concealed carry. Penalties for a first offense include a fine of up to $750, up to six months in jail, or both. Second and subsequent offenses incur a fine of at least up to $2,000, up to two years in prison, or both. (Wy. Stat. Ann. § 6-8-104.)
If you have any questions about whether you are allowed to carry a gun in Wyoming, or if you are facing charges for a gun eligibility or permit violation, consult a qualified criminal defense lawyer.