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    Exclamation Wyoming to repeal CCW reciprocity for all but 8 states starting March 1.

    Just came across this on another site. Posted by a Wyoming LEO:

    State of Wyoming Dave Freudenthal, Governor
    Office of the Attorney General
    Division of Criminal Investigation Bruce A. Salzburg
    Forrest C. Bright, Director Attorney General



    MEMORANDUM


    TO: All Wyoming Sheriffs
    All Wyoming Chiefs of Police

    FROM: Forrest C. Bright, Director

    DATE: February 12, 2009

    RE: Concealed Firearm Permit Reciprocity

    I am writing to let all the agencies in Wyoming know of substantial changes resulting from review of other states’ concealed firearm criteria. The Wyoming Attorney General’s Office recently completed examination of the other 49 states statutes for the purpose of honoring concealed firearms permits issued by another state, or reciprocity.

    Pursuant to Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 6-8-401(a)(iii), Wyoming will recognize a permit from another state that “has laws similar to the provisions of this section, as determined by the attorney general . . ..” The Wyoming Attorney General has determined that with the exception of 8 states, presently all the others concealed firearm permit statutes are not sufficiently similar to Wyoming’s. Specifically, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 6-8-104(b)(v) prohibits issuance of a permit to any person who has been convicted of a controlled substance violation, felony or misdemeanor in any jurisdiction. Most other states’ analogous statutes do not.

    The Wyoming Attorney General holds that if a misdemeanor drug conviction disqualifies a Wyoming resident, is also needs to disqualify an out-of-state permit holder. Due to the difference in how each state handles controlled substance convictions, Wyoming is also limited in our ability to maintain reciprocity with states we may have previously.


    Accordingly, as of March 1, 2009, Wyoming can only honor concealed firearm permits issued by the following states: Connecticut, Ohio, Georgia, Oklahoma, Maryland, Oregon, Massachusetts, and Utah.

    If you want to send the govenor a letter protesting this fiaco then here is the link BTY I did...

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    I live in CO. I have a valid Co CCW. I will be calling WY tomorrow. This does not make sense. CO runs background checks thru CBI and national data base. I don't think you can get a CCW permit in CO with any substance abuse issues convictions on any level.

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    You can't get a CHL in Texas with any drug convictions either. I'm confused.

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    In WY, you cannot get their CCW if you've ever been convicted of any crimes pertaining to controlled substances. It's a forever prohibiting condition. In many other States, it's only a prohibiting condition for 3 to 5 years. This is something that needs to be addressed by the WY State legislature. Fortunately we still have some non-resident options for WY; CT and UT.
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    NRA-ILA has posted this for Wy:
    NRA-ILA :: Wyoming: Attack on Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Suspended


    Friday, February 20, 2009 Due to an overwhelmingly negative response from gun owners both in and outside Wyoming, an attempt made earlier this week to drastically limit Wyoming’s Right-to-Carry Reciprocity statute has been suspended for the time being, once again restoring the original Right-to-Carry Reciprocity statute.

    This break will allow the NRA to review the current statute and develop a plan to bring a bill before the Wyoming State Legislature during the next legislative session to ensure that this never happens again to law-abiding citizens in Wyoming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricbak View Post
    It's going to take a bill removing the forever prohibiting condition for any controlled substance conviction in any State to fix this.
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    The clincher is the Sate AG has based his whole attack upon the fallacy that many states do not prohibit people with drug convictions from obtaining a CCW.... and that is total BS!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon View Post
    The clincher is the Sate AG has based his whole attack upon the fallacy that many states do not prohibit people with drug convictions from obtaining a CCW.... and that is total BS!!
    Read the statute. WY prohibits people with any drug conviction from ever getting their respective CCW. So yes, under the letter of the law the WY AG is correct. Only a minority of States qualify for recognition or reciprocity in WY based on that statutory prohibiting condition WY has.

    Most States have that as a prohibiting condition for 3 to 5 years; Florida has it for three, Nevada has it for five. Utah is may issue if you have any drug conviction which is why Utah made WY's grade. WY needs to change that portion of their statute so a drug conviction is only a prohibiting condition for 3 to 5 years. There may be enough of an uproar where that may indeed happen.
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    yeah ... but you can smoke the stuff (not inhale of course), admit to it, and become president of this country !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by netentity View Post
    Read the statute. WY prohibits people with any drug conviction from ever getting their respective CCW. So yes, under the letter of the law the WY AG is correct. Only a minority of States qualify for recognition or reciprocity in WY based on that statutory prohibiting condition WY has.

    Most States have that as a prohibiting condition for 3 to 5 years; Florida has it for three, Nevada has it for five. Utah is may issue if you have any drug conviction which is why Utah made WY's grade. WY needs to change that portion of their statute so a drug conviction is only a prohibiting condition for 3 to 5 years. There may be enough of an uproar where that may indeed happen.
    Not quite sure what you are refereeing to but possession is a felony in Michigan...

    Case in point, a friends son was in a serious car accident, he was a passenger, he was in a coma for several days, he had a bag of wacky weed in his pocket, when he woke up he was charged with a felony, and no he cannot even own a gun now.
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