WY: House passes Repeal of 'Gun Free” zones for Permit Holders

Feb 27, 2016 | 0 comments

A bill repealing most of the gun free zones in the state for concealed carry permit holders passed the house on a 42-17 vote. The main sponsor of the bill, Allen Jaggi, R-Lyman, said that it is a public safety issue. Most of the Republican supports reemphasized that point. From reuters.com:Backers of the Wyoming bill argued it would increase the safety of children enrolled in Wyoming’s 48 school districts by allowing school employees, from teachers to janitors, to be armed in class and on campus grounds.Supporters pointed to the 2012 massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, where a …read more