Castle Doctrine Bill Goes to the Governor

Cheyenne, WY – A gun rights bill that generated a lot of public reaction has passed the legislature, after being downsized.

The Wyoming House of Representatives agreed to changes made to the Castle Doctrine bill and it now heads to the Governor.

The bill now puts into law the right for people to defend their homes with deadly force. Currently that right is part of common law.

This week, the Senate removed a more controversial portion of the bill that gave people the right to stand their ground with deadly force outside of the home.

But even though she liked that part of the bill, Thermopolis Representative Lorraine Quarberg urged the house to support the changes.

Quarberg maintains that the bill was drafted at the urging of Wyoming citizens, not because of any gun organizations.