Wyoming Statutes Title 6. Crimes and Offenses § 6-8-401. Firearm, weapon and ammunition regulation and prohibition by state

(a) The Wyoming legislature finds that the right to keep and bear arms is a fundamental right.  The Wyoming legislature affirms this right as a constitutionally protected right in every part of Wyoming.

(c) The sale, transfer, purchase, delivery, taxation, manufacture, ownership, transportation, storage, use and possession of firearms, weapons and ammunition shall be authorized, regulated and prohibited by the state, and regulation thereof is preempted by the state.  Except as authorized by W.S. 15-1-103(a)(xviii) and 21-3-132 , no city, town, county, political subdivision or any other entity shall authorize, regulate or prohibit the sale, transfer, purchase, delivery, taxation, manufacture, ownership, transportation, storage, use, carrying or possession of firearms, weapons, accessories, components or ammunition except as specifically provided by this chapter.  This section shall not affect zoning or other ordinances which encompass firearms businesses along with other businesses.  Zoning and other ordinances which are designed for the purpose of restricting or prohibiting the sale, purchase, transfer or manufacture of firearms or ammunition as a method of regulating firearms or ammunition are in conflict with this section and are prohibited.


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