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Except as authorized by a person in charge, a person is prohibited from bringing a deadly weapon into:

  • A jail;
  • A state penal institution;
  • The Wyoming boys’ school;
  • The Wyoming girls’ school;
  • A correctional facility operated by a private entity;
  • The state hospital;
  • A courtroom, except that nothing shall preclude a judge from carrying a concealed weapon or determining who will carry a concealed weapon in the courtroom.1

Wyoming law prohibits an individual who is authorized to carry a concealed firearm from carrying a concealed firearm into any:

  • Facility used primarily for law enforcement operations or administration without the written consent of the chief administrator;
  • Detention facility, prison or jail;
  • Meeting of a governmental entity;
  • Meeting of the legislature or a legislative committee;
  • School, college or professional athletic event not related to firearms;
  • Portion of an establishment licensed to dispense alcoholic liquor and malt beverages for consumption on the premises, which portion of the establishment is primarily devoted to that purpose;
  • Elementary or secondary school facility;
  • College or university facility without the written consent of the security service of the college or university; or
  • Location where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by federal or state law.2

Wyoming has no statutes prohibiting firearms in the following places, although administrative regulations may apply:

  • Parks;
  • Hospitals;
  • Gambling facilities;
  • Polling places or
  • Houses of worship.3


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  1. Wyo. Stat. § 6-5-209.[]
  2. Wyo. Stat. § 6-8-104(t).[]
  3. A 2018 Wyoming law, effective July 1, 2018, repealed provisions at former Wyo. Stat. § 6-8-104(t)(viii), which previously stated that concealed carry was generally prohibited: “Any place where persons are assembled for public worship, without the written consent of the chief administrator of that place.” See 2018 Wy. HB 141.[]