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Purchase of Firearms-Wyoming

The constitution of the state of Wyoming states that “the right of citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and of the state shall not be denied.[i]

In Wyoming, permit is not required for purchasing a rifle, shotgun or handgun.  According to the Wyoming Concealed Firearm Permit Statute, any Wyoming resident who satisfies the requirements of W.S. § 6-8-104 (b) (c) and (g), may obtain a concealed firearm permit.  The Wyoming sheriff’s office provides application forms for concealed firearm permit.  The completed application form has to be submitted to the sheriff’s office in the applicant’s county of residence.  A permit is valid for five years from the date of issue.  The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms has determined that Wyoming permits satisfy the requirements of federal law, in lieu of the purchaser having to undergo the instant check process for a firearms purchase.

Primary government office that deal with issues relating to firearms is:

Wyoming Attorney General’s Office

123 Capitol Building

200 W. 24th Street

Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002

Phone: (307) 777-7841

Fax: (307) 777-6869


[i] Wyo. Const. Art. 1, § 24


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