Wyoming Gun Laws

Wyoming Gun Laws

Wyoming State Gun And Self-Defense Laws: YOU MUST ABIDE WITH ALL LAWS: STATE, FEDERAL AND LOCAL. Always Consult An Attorney        

Rifles & Shotguns Handguns
Permit to Purchase NO NO
Registration of Firearms NO NO
Licensing of Owners NO NO
Permit to Carry NO  NO*

 * A Wyoming resident permit can be obtained for the purposes of carrying concealed while in other states that offers recognition or reciprocity.


State Self-Defense Law Review: Always Consult An Attorney

Duty to retreat before using Deadly force outside of Special Places

Yes, if retreat is a reasonable alternative

Crimes Justifying use of Deadly Force outside of Special Places

None Mentioned

Duty to Retreat when occupying special Places - Special places Mentioned in Statute such as Home, Workplace, Occupied Vehicle

No - Home habitation

Presumption of Reasonableness in Special Places - Unlawful Acts justifying use of Deadly Force in Special Places

Yes - Unlawful and forcible entry or attempted forcible removal from home or habitation

Immunity from Civil liability


Notable Provisions of this State's Self-Defense Law



How To obtain A Concealed Carry Permit In Wyoming


Any Wyoming resident who has satisfied the requirements of W.S. § 6-8-104 (b) (c) and (g), may obtain a permit.

Application forms can be obtained at any Wyoming Sheriff's Office. Upon completion, the application MUST be submitted to the sheriff's office in your Wyoming County of residence.

A CCW is valid for five (5) years from the date of issue.

If you have a question about the Wyoming Concealed Firearm Permit Program please call (307) 777-7181 or e-mail cfp@wyo.gov    

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