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Wyoming has some of the weakest gun laws in the country. Adopting proven gun safety policies would save a significant number of lives. 

In 2018, Wyoming enacted a dangerous “stand your ground” law that increases the likelihood of deadly public confrontations. In 2021, Wyoming had the 5th highest gun death rate among the states. Wyoming also supplied crime guns to other states at the 10th highest rate among the states. Wyoming exported crime guns at nearly twice the national rate and four times the rate at which it imported crime guns from other states.

What Wyoming Does Well

  • Ban on concealed carry in bars

What Wyoming Is Missing

  • Universal background checks
  • Gun owner licensing
  • Extreme risk protection orders
  • Domestic violence gun laws
  • Assault weapon restrictions
  • Large capacity magazine ban
  • Waiting periods
  • Concealed carry permit
  • Open carry regulations
  • Child access prevention laws



The data is clear: states with stronger gun laws have less gun violence. See how your state compares in our annual ranking.

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We’re in this together. To build a safer America—one where children and parents in every neighborhood can learn, play, work, and worship without fear of gun violence—we need you standing beside us in this fight.