1,000 Feet

Wyoming gun owners could violate federal law

A traveler driving along Interstate 25 at Cheyenne will come within 1,000 feet of Jessup Elementary School.

If that Wyoming driver is carrying a weapon in the vehicle without a concealed weapon permit, he or she is in violation of a little-known federal law.

Constitutional Carry in Wyoming means people carrying without permits will break this all the time.

No Carry Permit Needed in Wyoming

Murdoc’s been off the grid for a while but thought this subject deserved an update:

Wyoming Adopts “Constitutional Carry” of Firearms

An important step was taken yesterday in Wyoming toward restoring the constitutionally protected right of Americans to keep and bear arms, as that state became the second in less than a year to enact legislation affirming the right of its citizens to carry a concealed firearm without a special government-issued license. Following adoption in the state Senate, the vote of the House in the Wyoming legislature approved the bill by a vote of 48–8 several weeks ago, and Gov. Matt Mead (photo, left) signed it into law on March 3.

This is good news, though (predictably) not everyone agrees.

Meanwhile: Carrying gun without permit passes Utah committee

Wyoming’s Elimination of Carry Permits Moves Forward

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Wyo. House panel backs concealed-carry bill

The House Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee voted 8-1 Friday in favor of the bill, sponsored by Casper Republican Senator Kit Jennings. It already has cleared the Senate and now goes to the full House.

They added an amendment that makes it illegal to carry while intoxicated.

Wyoming: Close to getting rid of carry permits?

Wyoming House panel continues concealed carry hearing

A Wyoming legislative committee delayed a vote on a bill that would allow citizens to carry concealed guns without a permit.

The House Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee heard testimony Wednesday on the bill. The committee will take up the issue again Friday. [today]

The bill already passed the Wyoming senate.

23 State Attorneys General To Attorney General Holder: “No Semi-Auto Ban”

Via the NRA-ILA:

On June 11, the top law enforcement officials of nearly half the states signed a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, expressing their opposition to reinstatement of the federal ban on semi-automatic firearms.

“We share the Obama Administration’s commitment to reducing illegal drugs and violent crime within the United States. We also share your deep concern about drug cartel violence in Mexico. However, we do not believe that restricting law-abiding Americans’ access to certain semi-automatic firearms will resolve any of these problems,” the letter said.

The letter notes congressional opposition to bringing back the ban, and calls for increasing enforcement of existing laws.

We encourage NRA members to let these state officials know we appreciate them standing up to the incessant clamor for gun control that is currently coming from anti-gun groups and their media allies.

The 23 state Attorneys General, in alphabetical order, by state, are:
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Pizza Guy shot at in Cheyenne

There was apparently an incident in Cheyenne, Wyoming, last week involving a pizza delivery driver:

Cheyenne police have released a description of a suspect accused of firing shots into a pizza delivery driver’s car.

Police are looking for a young hispanic male, about 5’6 tall, and was last seen wearing a dark flannel shirt, dark baggy jeans and is armed with a handgun.

And this in response: Keeping Delivery Drivers Safe

Many fast food delivery companies have taken extra precautions over the years to train their employees safety steps to protect them from dangerous situations.

“We’re always concerned about employee safety and we know we need to execute procedures and policies that the way that we’ve done things, but, we certainly believe that those will keep people safe,” said Lamont Muchmore of Papa John’s in Cheyenne…

“The first thing we even try to do is prevent them from being a target. We have bank drops after drivers are out and no driver should be out with over $20 in their pocket,” explains Muchmore.

Drivers are also expected to carry a cell phone with them at all times and when they deliver late night pizzas, the store calls the residence to make sure they are home before the driver leaves.

I’m confused. The story says “companies have taken extra precautions over the years” and a manager says “Making sure that we follow the policy and that we’re executing the way that we’re supposed to should be a very safe environment for our employees” but the story doesn’t mention anything other than not carrying too much cash and carrying a cell phone.

Where are these procedures that should create a “very safe environment”?

Man shoots mountain lion in self defense

Cokeville, Wyoming:

An Afton hunter killed a mountain lion earlier this month while hunting deer with his father in western Wyoming.

The state Game and Fish Department determined the killing was self defense.

Adam Lancaster told Warden Todd Graham that he killed the mountain lion on Oct. 7 as it approached the hunters while they were field dressing and boning a buck mule deer they had killed.

The encounter occurred in the north end of Wyoming lion hunt Area 14 in the Coal Creek drainage, about four miles south of U.S. 89 on Salt Pass. No one was injured.

They reported the incident immediately.

For some reason mountain lion stories always catch my eye. Don’t forget Friendly neighborhood mountain lion.