Wyoming House Votes For Concealed Guns In Schools

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The Wyoming House of Representatives just passed a bill that would eliminate gun-free zones in schools and most government buildings, allowing most adults to carry a concealed weapon in these places without a special permit.

While teachers and opposition leaders have raised concerns about accidents and school shootings, supporters see the measure as a defense against these risks.

The bill passed the House with a wide margin and, with a Republican governor and overwhelming majority in the State Senate, it looks set for passage going forward.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with Wyoming State Representative Allen Jaggi, head sponsor of the bill, who says that he’s looking forward to the day he’ll be allowed to carry his gun into the House chambers.


  • Allen Jaggi, Wyoming state representative and head sponsor of the bill.

This segment aired on February 6, 2015.


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