guns http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Committee Supports Guns In Schools Bill http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/committee-supports-guns-schools-bill <p>A bill that would allow local school boards to decide if teachers can have guns in schools has been approved by the Senate Education Committee.</p><p></p><p><br />Sponsor Paul Barnard of Evanston says the idea is to make schools safer.&nbsp; He says teachers would undergo extensive and recurring training.&nbsp; Barnard says smaller districts especially may benefit from the bill.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 01:14:54 +0000 Bob Beck 54272 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Committee Supports Guns In Schools Bill Wyoming House Debates Gun Bills http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-house-debates-gun-bills <p>The Wyoming House of Representatives failed to introduce a bill that would have lifted restrictions on carrying guns in school zones, while agreeing to introduce&nbsp;another bill that would leave it up to school districts to decide whether employees with a concealed carry permit can have guns in schools.</p><p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 01:10:12 +0000 Bob Beck 54011 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming House Debates Gun Bills SLIB Grants 13 Million To Gun Related Company http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/slib-grants-13-million-gun-related-company <p>The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board has approved $13 million in grants to help a Colorado producer of ammunition magazines for guns move its manufacturing operations to Wyoming.</p><p>Erie, Colo.-based Magpul Industries is moving its production, distribution and shipping operations to Cheyenne and its headquarters to Texas. The company is making good on its vow to leave Colorado after that state enacted gun control laws last year.</p><p>Magpul will bring about 90 new jobs to Cheyenne.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 23:41:41 +0000 Associated Press 53664 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org SLIB Grants 13 Million To Gun Related Company Wyoming attracts another gun product business http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-attracts-another-gun-product-business <p></p><p>Gun magazine manufacturer Magpul Industries is leaving Colorado and moving part of its operation to Cheyenne.&nbsp;</p><p>The company announced that it is leaving Colorado because of the passage of a number of new gun restrictions.&nbsp; Its production, distribution and shipping operations will move to Cheyenne.&nbsp; Governor Matt Mead says he and other Wyoming officials started speaking with Magpul a year ago.</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 14:29:14 +0000 Bob Beck 52140 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming attracts another gun product business Enzi opposes gun legislation http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/enzi-opposes-gun-legislation <p> U-S Senator Mike Enzi says he will continue to oppose new federal gun laws</p><p></p><p>. He says current gun laws go unenforced and that proposed legislation infringes on the public’s second amendment rights.&nbsp;</p><p>Enzi answered questions about the gun bills from Wyoming citizens in a recorded statement.&nbsp; He says gun rights are cherished in Wyoming…but he shares some concerns about the recent gun deaths of children.<strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 22:21:29 +0000 Bob Beck 39272 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Enzi opposes gun legislation Senator Nicholas rips tactics of pro-gun lobbyists http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/senator-nicholas-rips-tactics-pro-gun-lobbyists <p>After receiving threats and attacks concerning Senators’ patriotism and support of gun rights, Senate Majority Floor Leader Phil Nicholas decided that the Senate would not debate a pair of gun rights bills.&nbsp; One bill would allow local law enforcement to arrest federal officials enforcing federal gun laws in the state and the other gave the state power to keep local officials from developing their own gun regulations.&nbsp; Nicholas says the bills were poorly drafted and gave one example:</p> Sat, 23 Feb 2013 01:21:55 +0000 Bob Beck 37086 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Senator Nicholas rips tactics of pro-gun lobbyists Senate Committee amends gun bills http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/senate-committee-amends-gun-bills <p></p><p></p><p>The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a pair of gun rights bills with some key changes.&nbsp;</p><p>The Committee reworked a bill that had been intended to threaten federal law enforcement officials with arrest if they tried to enforce federal gun bans in Wyoming.&nbsp; The committee amended the bill to say that federal officials could carry out their duties, but that local law enforcement could not assist.&nbsp; Still, the Wyoming Attorney General was given authority to protect citizen gun rights.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 00:27:34 +0000 Bob Beck 36953 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Senate Committee amends gun bills House passes bill allowing hunters to use silencers http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/house-passes-bill-allowing-hunters-use-silencers <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The Wyoming House has passed a bill that will allow hunters to use silencers and suppressors for various types of hunting in the state.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Before passing the bill, the House removed an amendment that would not have allowed silencers when hunting for big game.&nbsp;</p><p>But Speaker of the House Tom Lubnau argued that there are plenty of protections if someone violates the law, and if they misuse a silencer or a suppressor, the hunter can be punished.</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:56:02 +0000 Bob Beck 36654 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org House passes bill allowing hunters to use silencers Senate Committee defeats guns in schools bill http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/senate-committee-defeats-guns-schools-bill <p>The Senate Education committee killed a bill that would have allowed those with concealed weapons permits to carry guns in schools and on Wyoming College campuses.&nbsp; The bill died after nobody made a motion to consider it.&nbsp; A number of educators at all levels testified that the legislation was a bad idea and that such ideas should be left to local school districts to consider.&nbsp; University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan testified that the allowing guns on campus could lead to problems.</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 19:12:04 +0000 Bob Beck 36422 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Senate Committee defeats guns in schools bill WY House works on language for bill about concealed gun carry in schools http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wy-house-works-language-bill-about-concealed-gun-carry-schools <p>The Wyoming House of Representatives continues working on a bill that would allow concealed weapons in Wyoming schools and colleges.&nbsp; It would only apply to people who have permits to carry concealed guns.&nbsp; Casper Representative Steve Harshman successfully amended the bill to say that only permanent employees of a school district who hold a concealed carry permit may carry a concealed firearm within a school district building and they must notify administrators.&nbsp; The amendment also made it clear that K-12 students shall not carry concealed firearms.&nbsp; The district superin Fri, 01 Feb 2013 00:22:54 +0000 Bob Beck 36039 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org WY House works on language for bill about concealed gun carry in schools Wyoming House votes to approve a series of gun bills. http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-house-votes-approve-series-gun-bills <div style="margin:0;"><br><p>The Wyoming House of Representatives has given initial approval to four bills that would address gun rights in the state. Among the bills is a measure that would attempt to block a federal gun bill banning &nbsp;semi-automatic weapons and limiting the size of gun magazines.&nbsp; Sponsor Kendall Kroeker of Evansville says this would apply to guns in Wyoming.</p><p>“Because of that I believe there is no federal authority in the Constitution to give the federal government the ability to ban such weapons or place restrictions upon them.”</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 01:47:50 +0000 Bob Beck 35983 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming House votes to approve a series of gun bills. Rep. Lummis wants more mental health services, not gun control http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/rep-lummis-wants-more-mental-health-services-not-gun-control <p>In preparation for President Obama’s announcement proposing gun control legislation last week, Wyoming lawmakers acted fast to propose bills making any such law unenforceable in the state. Wyoming’s Congressional delegation has also said that this legislation is not the way to go.</p><p>Wyoming Representative Cynthia Lummis has said that it would be better to focus on services for mentally ill people.</p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 22:46:32 +0000 Irina Zhorov 35768 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Rep. Lummis wants more mental health services, not gun control UPSTARTS: Custom rifle maker builds luxury firearms, rides out the Recession http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/upstarts-custom-rifle-maker-builds-luxury-firearms-rides-out-recession <p>Now we’ll play the first installation of a segment we’re calling “Upstarts”. It’s an occasional series where we profile Wyoming entrepreneurs and explore what makes them – and their businesses – tick. Wyoming Public Radio’s Rebecca Martinez spoke with 38-year-old Nathan Heineke, owner of N.L. Heineke Incorporated, where he designs and builds upscale custom hunting rifles in Laramie. He started his business eight years ago, and business is good but, he says it could be a while before he starts to see a profit.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 23:07:55 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 33790 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UPSTARTS: Custom rifle maker builds luxury firearms, rides out the Recession