House shoots down gun bill

Feb 15, 2012

The Wyoming House of Representatives narrowly defeated a bill that would have kept local government from banning guns from open meetings.  It surrounded a ban implemented by the Casper City Council. 

Evansville Republican Kendell Kroeker offered a bill that would have led to sanctions for entities that implemented a gun ban. 

But Gillette Republican Tom Lubnau said that the bill was poorly written.  He pointed out one inconsistency: "If you riot or create a disturbance without a gun the city officials can take away the weapon.  If you riot or disturb the piece with a gun the official is fired and the city can be sued up to $200,000 plus attorney fees.”

The measure failed to acquire the necessary two-thirds support for introduction.