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Tue February 16, 2010
Gun rights bill shoots out of committee
By Bob Beck
Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming House Judiciary Committee has approved a bill that will let state residents carry a concealed weapon without a permit. The bill also removes requirements for concealed weapons such as gun safety classes. Although he supported the bill Rawlins Democrat George Bagby admits he is nervous about the legislation. He fears something could go wrong, "Little kids get killed all the time, innocent people. In the paper the other day there was an article about a guy who woke the other night and shot his girlfriend. She got up to go to bathroom and he shot her. Anyone with any gun sense wouldn't do that. He should have had some training."
But Thermopolis Republican Lorraine Quarberg says she is sponsoring the bill to allow Wyoming citizens to regain their constitutional rights. She also says people need to be allowed to defend themselves. The bill now goes to the house floor.