On July 1, the concealed weapons law signed by Gov. Matt Mead in the last legislative session took effect, making Wyoming the fourth state to allow citizens to carry concealed weapons without a permit.
So far it has had almost no impact on Sublette County, according to Sublette County Sheriff Dave Lankford.
“Almost everyone in Sublette County who wants to carry a concealed weapon already has a permit to do so,” Lankford said. “I talked with my guys today (July 13) and there’s been nothing so far.”
Concealed weapons are still banned from certain areas such as schools, post offices, government buildings and other public areas under this new law. Convicted felons can’t carry any weapons, concealed or not, and customers must pass the same federally mandated background check to purchase a gun.
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