The recent acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin in Florida has raised questions for the other 22 states that have passed Stand Your Ground laws, including Wyoming.
The State Legislature passed a bill that would allow hunters to try and thin wild bison herds in northwest Wyoming. But an amendment added in the Senate led to a lot of debate in the House.
The Senate amendment would give $250,000 to the Wyoming Attorney General’s office to defend the second amendment rights of Wyoming citizens “to possess and use any firearm” that is useful in hunting bison. Many saw this as a way to add a gun rights law to a bill that deals with bison hunting.