Guns In Government Meetings Bill Passes The House

Feb 23, 2016

People could carry concealed firearms into legislative, city council and County Commissioner meetings under a bill approved by the Wyoming House of Representatives. 

The House easily passed the bill Tuesday after rejecting an amendment by Democrat Charles Pelkey that local government agencies should get to decide if they want concealed weapons at their meetings. Pelkey said he was trying to make a bad bill better.

“I at least thought that would be appropriate to put that in the hands of the community. And as I quoted Justice Scalia it is reasonable for governments to keep guns out of public meetings and the like.”

Main sponsor Kendell Kroeker of Evansville says he wants public officials and others to have the ability to defend themselves at public meetings. The bill goes to the Senate for further debate.