Why a Wyoming Resident Should Get a Carry Permit in Wyoming
As a resident of Wyoming, you know you can carry a gun concealed or open without a permit. So, why should you get a concealed carry permit anyway? Well, there are a few reasons.
1. No Background Check Required When Purchasing Guns
Purchasing guns in Wyoming can be a bit of a hassle because of the background check, but that’s only for people who don’t have a concealed carry permit. With a permit, you get to skip the background check, which means all you have to do is pay for the gun and walk out of the store.
2. Carry in More Places
While Wyoming allows you to carry a gun in the state without a permit, it’s not possible to carry one in the following places unless you have a one:
- Alcohol-Serving Restaurants
- National Parks
- Roadside Rest Areas
Those who frequent the above places would benefit greatly from having a concealed carry permit. The above places are the only additional places that a permit will allow you to carry after getting your permit. Other places, such as schools, police stations, churches, etc. are still places where you are prohibited from carrying a gun.
3. Carry a Gun When Traveling
Wyoming residents with a concealed carry permit can conceal carry their gun into other states without seeking a permit in those states. States that honor Wyoming’s permit include:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming, West Virginia, Wisconsin
You never have to worry about crossing state borders, into one of these states, with your gun when you have a Wyoming permit. If you’re ever stopped in those states with your gun, all you have to do is show your permit and it’s as good as one administered by that state.
Take the First Step in Getting a Concealed Carry Permit in Wyoming
As you can see, it’s highly beneficial to get your concealed carry permit in Wyoming. However, in order to do so, you’ll need to successfully complete a concealed carry class. Our state-approved class satisfies the requirement for completing a gun safety or training course, as stated in the requirements for receiving a Wyoming concealed carry permit.
We can help you every step of the way in getting your permit, click here to find a class near you.