Senate picks up gun rights bill

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Senate is debating a bill that would make it clear that someone who pleads guilty of misdemeanor domestic violence will lose their gun rights.

This comes after federal courts rejected a Wyoming law that tried to get around federal law. The state law would have allowed someone convicted of domestic violence to have their first conviction expunged, so they could regain their gun rights. Lander Senator Cale Case says this is a rare instance where a misdemeanor will cost you a constitutional right.

A number of groups support the bill, including the Coalition against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. The bill will be debated two more times.