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.
Rep. Cynthia Lummis is applauding a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a law that would require states that allow concealed carry of handguns to recognize carry permits issued in other states.
Lummis is a member of the Second Amendment Task Force. She says the U.S. Constitution guarantees law-abiding citizens the right to keep and bear arms regardless of where they live.
The House on Wednesday passed the bill 272-154 with only seven Republicans voting against it and 43 Democrats supporting it.