Gun law rendered meaningless by court decision

Cheyenne, Wyo. – State officials say a recent court ruling has rendered meaningless a Wyoming law intended to allow people convicted of domestic violence to regain their federal firearms rights.

Wyoming Attorney General Bruce Salzburg says the state won't ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review this summer's ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling against Wyoming's law.

The Wyoming Legislature in 2004 passed a law establishing a procedure for misdemeanor domestic violence convicts to expunge their first conviction and regain their federal arms rights.

Republican state Sen. Cale Case of Lander, who wrote the law, says he sees no easy fix as he looks for ways to amend it.