On March 2nd, Wyoming’s governor signed into law a bill that allows concealed guns to be carried in public without a permit.  The new law abolishes the state’s mandatory permitting scheme (permits are now optional), which required applicants to pass a background check and demonstrate familiarity with a firearm. The permitting scheme gave local law enforcement discretion to deny a permit when there was reasonable ground to believe that an applicant was likely to be a danger to self or the community. Wyoming is the fourth state, along with Vermont, Alaska, and Arizona, to take the reckless step to allow concealed weapons to be carried without a license.