WPR News
2:12 pm
Tue March 2, 2010

Wyoming Senate amends guns bill

Cheyenne, Wyo. – The Wyoming Senate has amended a gun rights bill to close a potential loophole. The bill exempts manufacturers and owners of weapons and ammunition in the state from federal gun laws. Senator Charles Scott amended the bill so that people cannot own armor-piercing ammunition, fully automatic weapons and rocket propelled grenades. "We're not trying to arm an army here," he said. "We are trying to protect citizen's rights. Frankly this bill is headed for a court test and you are much better off if the things you are contesting in court are perceived on the reasonable side."

Scott also removed silencers from the bill. He says the only reason someone would want such equipment is for criminal activity. The bill will be debate for a final time Wednesday.