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13 February 2011 

 
USA: Pro Gun Lobby Win In Wyoming
 
It’s being seen as a major win for the pro gun lobby in Wyoming as
the State Senate passed legislation allowing gun owners to hold a
concealed weapon without permit.
 
From now only if your drunk will you be unable to walk the streets with a gun in your coat.
 
With an overwhelming majority the legislation was supported in an
8:1 majority as the vote came before the House Travel, Recreation,
Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee.
 
The National Rifle Association and the Wyoming Gun Owners
Association are basking in the glory after mounting an enormous lobbying
campaign, phone call and no doubt relentless emails make clear the
influential power of the gun lobby.
 
Opponents of the law, including the Brady Campaign, are mortified
by the changes, arguing that Wyoming already has flimsy gun control laws
including that no-one is required to have a criminal background check
when buying a weapon.  There are now fears about the growing of the
funneling of illegal weapons through the state.

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References:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/11/AR2011021103552.html?hpid=politics

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9L9UV8O0.htm

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/read.aspx?id=5402

http://www.bradycampaign.org/stategunlaws/WY

Thanks to Joshua for sending in the following comment!
 

Re: Your article USA: Pro Gun Lobby Win In Wyoming http://www.cultureclashdaily.com/page1111439.php, you
relate that “Opponents of the law, including the Brady Campaign, are
mortified by the changes, arguing that Wyoming already has flimsy gun
control laws including that no-one is required to have a criminal
background check when buying a weapon.” This simply isn’t true. Federal
law requires a criminal background check of all persons who purchase a
firearm from a dealer. Either you misinterpreted what the Brady Campaign
told you, or they lied to you. I’m betting on the former.
 
I’d be happy to discuss this with you if you have any questions.
 
With Best regards,
 
Josh Berger
 
References:
 
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/nics
 
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c103:H.R.1025.ENR:
 
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/nics/general-information/fact-sheet

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