One of the many reasons to love being a Wyoming resident is our very lax gun laws, specifically with handguns.

For starters, Wyoming is an open carry state.

Second, we are also "permitless carry", which means:

As of July 1, 2021, permitless concealed carry is legal for any legal resident of the U.S. who is 21 years old or older, and who may lawfully possess a firearm.

*If you need a more legal (and longwinded) explanation of permitless carry, you can read the complete Wyoming Statue here. *

The term is also known as "Constitutional Carry".  Wyoming is one of the twenty-nine state that actually allows this.

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Lastly, there are no NFA (National Firearms Act), restrictions on any weapons or related items in the state of Wyoming. The Wyoming State NFA Rules state:

Wyoming has no restrictions on the ownership of machine guns, short barreled rifles, short barreled shotguns, short barreled rifles, or silencers. You may hunt with a silencer in Wyoming, but the use of a silencer while poaching or committing other game / hunting violations incurs an additional charge(s).

Additionally, any hunting with a machine gun or fully automatic weapon is also prohibited.

Wyoming has no other restrictions on the ownership of use of NFA weapons.

That being said, there are still a few weapons that you can NOT legally own in the Cowboy State (all of which are federally mandated), and here is a list of the top six.

These 6 Weapons Are Illegal to Own in Wyoming

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