In 2023, Wyoming enacted a law providing broad immunity from civil lawsuits to sellers of ammunition, firearms, firearms accessories and antique firearms.1
Additionally, Wyoming provides by statute that, subject to approval by the governor, “[t]he attorney general may seek to intervene or file an amicus curiae brief in any lawsuit filed in any state or federal court in Wyoming, or filed against any Wyoming citizen or firm in any other jurisdiction for damages for injuries as a result of the use of fire arms [sic] that are not defective, if in his judgment, the action endangers the constitutional right of citizens of Wyoming to keep and bear arms.”2
If a sport shooting range is in compliance with any noise control laws or ordinances that applied to the range and its operation at the time construction or operation or the range was approved by a local government, then any person who operates or uses the range is not subject to civil liability or criminal prosecution in any matter relating to noise or noise pollution resulting from the operation or use of the range, and is not subject to an action for nuisance, and a court cannot enjoin the use or operation or a range on the basis of noise or noise pollution.3 See the Wyoming Preemption/Local Authority to Regulate Firearms summary for further information.
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- Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 1-1-142.
- Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 9-14-101.
- Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 16-11-102.