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House Takes Shot At Weapons Bills

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Bills dealing with firearms in Wyoming will see some rather animated debate this week – however perhaps the most hotly debated one, says Representative Jim Roscoe, will be the one dealing with concealed weapons.  Roscoe says law enforcement agencies in his district are split in their opinions of the measure. The bill as passed out of the Senate would authorize the carrying of concealed weapons by persons without a concealed weapon permit as previously required; amend a restriction on where a concealed firearm may be carried; specify new penalties for a second or subsequent offenses; and provide for an effective date of the relaxed law.  Meanwhile, a bill introduced by Roscoe to retrofit a number of state vehicles enabling them to use natural gas has gone into the Senate Transportation Committee, and Roscoe says he will speak to them about the measure tonight.

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