Wyoming senators pushing to protect gun rights for citizens

CHEYENNE — Federal regulation around gun laws has prompted some Wyoming lawmakers to work to preserve gun rights for residents at the state level.

Three bills were forwarded to the Senate floor by members of the Senate Agriculture, State and Public Lands, and Water Resources Committee on Tuesday. These bills would broaden access to gun ownership in the state, with one or two taking a stance against gun law regulation by the federal government.

Two years ago, federal lawmakers urged banks to adopt a new merchant category code for credit card purchases of firearms, a strategy to help law enforce...


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