UW Prepares for Passage of Gun Bill
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming officials have differing opinions on how a legislative proposal to allow concealed carry of firearms for permit-holders on campus will affect daily operations at the university.
But most seem to agree that House Bill 114 would have some significant effects, should it become law.
The bill has passed the House and is now in the Senate. It would allow concealed carry permit holders, who must be at least 21, to take their weapons onto public property, except courtrooms.
Mark Bittner, of the UW Early Care and Education Center, says that the center's accreditation would be jeopardized.
UW Police Chief Mike Samp says the possibility of additional weapons on campus would do little to change how his department goes about its daily operations.