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    Sep 2007
    New Orleans, LA

    Wyoming Now Accepts Permits From States That Accept Wyoming

    I was confirming Missouri and Wyoming reciprocity and received the following email. Looks like any state that recognizes Wyoming is now accepted in Wyoming. I've updated the maps to reflect this.

    Dear Mr. McCoy,

    The Wyoming Attorney General’s Office has referred your email to me for reply as the Division of Criminal Investigation is responsible for handling of the concealed firearm permits. We appreciate the opportunity to respond to your question. The Web site page you provided below, is due to be updated in the next few days.

    Under Wyoming’s prior law, the Attorney General was required to determine that another State's laws were similar to Wyoming's in order for Wyoming to recognize that State's CCW permit. That provision was taken out of the new law.

    The Wyoming concealed firearm permit statute W.S. § 6-8-104 (revised effective March 2010) now provides that Wyoming will honor permits from other states, and issue Wyoming permits to holders of permits from other states, if:

    the other state recognizes Wyoming permits; and

    the permit from the other state is valid statewide.

    Under our new law, if you a permit holder from another state, if your permit is valid statewide and your State recognizes (or honors) Wyoming permits, you can carry a concealed firearm in Wyoming.

    Under the current law, the Attorney General has no role in making any determination regarding the requirements of the other State's law in order to recognize its permit. All that is required is that the other State's permit is "statewide," and the other State recognizes Wyoming permits.

    For convenience only, the Division of Criminal Investigation, which issues Wyoming permits, is confirming which other States' permits are "statewide," and which States recognize Wyoming permits. It will list those States on its web site, however, the list has no legal effect.

    The States of Missouri and Wyoming exchanged correspondence just this week, which affirms reciprocity between our states’ permit holders.


    Kevin R. Smith
    Deputy Director, CJIS
    Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation
    PHN 307-777-7181
    FAX 307-777-7252

    Memberships: NRA, GOA, USCCA
    Guns: Glock 26, Ruger LCP, Beretta 90-Two .40, Beretta PX4 Storm Subcompact 9MM, Beretta Tomcat, Bushmaster Patrolman M4

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    wolfhunter Guest
    Good News

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Belleville, MI & Phoenix, AZ
    Good news again for CCW and non CCW holders. AZ governor just signed the bill to eliminate the need of a permit to carry concealed here in AZ. Even though some advocates of the CCW process oppose this bill, it still warrants a thank you to the governor for honoring our second amendment rights and sending that message around the USA. Who knows, maybe Illinois and Wisconsin may reconsider and allow law abiding citizens to carry.

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    Any idea if Wyoming will accept Iowa permits after the first of next year? Iowa goes shall-issue at that time, and I understand that their reciprocity status changes somewhat.

    FWIW, I have never been to either state, however I would like to see Iowa and Wyoming honor each other's permits. Making things less combersome for gun-owners in other states is always a good thing, IMHO even if it does not directly affect me.

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