Federal law requires firearms dealers to obtain a license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), although resource limitations prevent the ATF from properly overseeing all its licensees.
Wyoming does not require firearms dealers to obtain a state license or otherwise significantly regulate firearms dealers. For information about Wyoming’s laws (or lack of laws):
- Applicable to both licensed and unlicensed sellers of firearms, see the Wyoming Universal Background Checks section;
- Requiring firearms dealers to conduct a background check on the purchaser, see the Wyoming Background Check Procedures section;
- Requiring dealers to record or report firearm sales to law enforcement, see the Wyoming Maintaining Records section.
Wyoming law prohibits discrimination by financial institutions against a firearm entity because it engages in or supports lawful commerce of firearms.1
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- Wyo. Stat. § 12-10-302(a).