Wyoming’s Anti-Gun Senate

Wyoming Gun Owners
Wyoming Gun Owners

Cheyenne, WY -(Ammoland.com)- HB-86 passed the House with a super majority vote of 50-10.

And this was because of overwhelming support from gun owners across the state demanding the Repeal of Gun Free Zones. But unlike the House, Senate Leadership insisted on holding it back from a floor vote.

It wasn’t for a lack of time. It was a deliberate move by the Senate to keep the bill from advancing.

The Senate is controlled by a radically anti-gun leadership who has consistently killed pro-gun legislation for 5 years running. And how does “Leadership” get into the position of power? It’s by secret ballot of a majority vote.

This secret parliamentary procedure is kept on the books to ensure they can game the system by keeping you in the dark.

And wouldn’t you know it’s this same “majority” who — just last year — voted to substitute a 3 page bill to Repeal Gun Free Zones – with a 14 page gun control bill.

Remember I’ve been telling you that if the Senate continues on the same path, that it would bring opportunities in the 2016 Primaries in August.

So here we are…

Following is the list in the Senate Republican Majority who voted against repeal of gun free zones last year. In bold and with *** — Term expires — up for re-election this year.

  • Ogden Driskill SD1 Devil’s Tower
  • Tony Ross SD4 Cheyenne ***
  • Fred Emerich SD5 Cheyenne
  • Wayne Johnson SD6 Cheyenne ***
  • Stephan Pappas SD7 Cheyenne
  • Phil Nicholas SD10 President Laramie ***
  • Stan Cooper SD14 Kemmerer ***
  • Hank Coe SD18 Chairman Cody ***
  • Ray Peterson SD19 Cowly
  • Gerald Geis SD20 Worland ***
  • Bruce Burns SD21 Sheridan
  • Jeff Wasserbuger SD23 Gillette
  • Michael Von Flatern SD24 Gillette ***
  • Bill Landen SD27 Casper
  • James Lee Anderson SD28 Casper ***
  • Drew Perkins SD29 Majority Whip Casper
  • Charles Scott SD30 Casper ***

There are ONLY four Democrats in the Senate, and they also voted against repeal of gun free zones last year:

  • Floyd Esquibel SD8 Cheyenne ***
  • Chris Rothfuss SD9 Laramie
  • John Hastert SD13 Green River
  • Bernadine Craft SD12 Rock Springs ***

Two Republican were appointed to vacant seats — after last year’s vote in 2015. Both are up for election and will receive WyGO’s gun rights candidate survey.

  • Brian Boner SD2 Douglas
  • Dave Kinskey SD22 Sheridan

These Senators are desperately hoping that you’ll forget about the bills that WyGO has spent five years working on and that the Senate has killed, and support them with open arms when they ask for your vote during their re-election efforts in August.

Don’t fall for it.

The Wyoming Senate Republicans continue clinging to failed gun free zone policies like those in San Bernardino, CA, where a “vetted” government employee gunned down innocent victims — in a gun free zone.

By contrast, neighboring Utah has allowed carry by ordinary citizens in so-called sensitive areas (Gov Buildings, Schools and Colleges) for almost two decades.

Wyoming’s Senate is more like California’s…

California’s State Senate is controlled by 26 Democrats, Wyoming by 26 Republicans and Utah by 24 Republicans. California’s Senate Democrats publicly demand more gun control.

The majority of Wyoming Republican Senators say they are pro-gun on the campaign trail, but once safely in office, act no different than their California counterparts.

In many States, the anti-gun politicians have a problem because they know what happens to their anti-gun colleagues during elections. But in so-called conservative Wyoming, most voters don’t even know how their Senator votes.

Enough is enough! It’s time change Wyoming’s uninformed voter status.

While WyGO is positioned to make an impact — it can only happen with increased financial support.

I’m counting on your immediate help…

Please find three or more friends and family members who will join WyGO for just $25 Today.

For Freedom,

Anthony Bouchard
Executive Director
Wyoming Gun Owners

About Wyoming Gun Owners:

Wyoming Gun Owners is a not-for-profit issue advocacy organization that is on a deliberate mission to protect and defend the Second Amendment. Contributions to WyGO are unlimited and are used to expose politicians who treat your rights with contempt. Contributions to WyGO are not deductible as charitable contributions for tax purposes.

For more information, please visit www.WyomingGunOwners.org.

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Edward Degner

Time to start new if anti gun no business running our state

Uncle Tom

Sorry Horrace, NAGR is a money sucking phony operation. I fell for it for awhile too. Dudley doesn’t do anything but take credit, and money, for what the long term “real” gun lobbyists like the NRA, Second Amendment Foundation, CCRKBA, Gun Owners of America, etc, are doing. You ought to read what Alan Gottlieb of SAF has to say about Dudley’s scam.

C. Richard Archie

Very similar to the Senate in Tennessee, all the members who are Republican want to tout their support for the 2nd amendment, all the while it is still a crime to carry a loaded firearm off of personal property. They will sell you a permit, via Handgun Carry Permit or Hunting License, but either way it is a tax on a God given right.

Jim Macklin

Unarmed victim zones get people killed. Some people, often legislators, think that a law solves problems. Laws define problems and set punishments. If laws solved problems cops would not need to carry guns and soldiers would never have to go to war. Gun free zones were declared unconstitutional by SCOUS because the Congress did not explain how and why they had the power to pass a Federal law that covered state and private schools [ K-12 ]. So Congress wrote a few words which really boiled down to `The Federal Government’ sends money to K-12 schools, so we can write… Read more »

ProGun Leftwinger

Thankfully we live in a land of laws. Laws maintain order and deter chaos. But laws that create gun-free zones give criminals an opportunity to wreak havoc and chaos upon otherwise law-abiding citizens. Criminals know this and that is why we continue to witness cowardly shootings in schools and other places where gun-free zone laws are enacted. As such, gun-free zones have become shooting galleries for the criminal element. Common sense, people.


Wyoming has been Californicated. Throw them out!


Fuck the government. Live free or die. Vote these bitches out , they don’t deserve to be in office.

Wild Bill

Don’t you mean Live free by Vote? You see… deserve has nothing to do with it. There is money at stake… lots of money even in Wyoming. And when governing is involved, corruption, behind the scenes string pulling, and deception are necessary.
But it takes more than just anger to change the government.


First let me say I don’t live in Wyoming so I can’t vote there (I guess unless I was a Democrat or an illegal alien). However, I do have disposable income and am retired, so I routinely travel. I choose to see movies, purchase items, and travel to places that are “gun and freedom friendly.” If states like Wyoming want my “tourist and hunter” dollars, they must demonstrate they are gun and freedom friendly. I enjoy long distance shooting and travel around the western states to attend a few excellent shooting classes. I have found I usually spend several thousand… Read more »

Deadend Bill

100% in agreement Mike. I too travel the USA by motorcycle every year. It becomes a real PIA to be sure to follow all the different laws. I try to do so but at the same time, concealed means concealed so I have been guilty of inadvertently breaking the laws in some places. Too bad, so sad…. I will continue to carry and will try to follow the law, but if I don’t I have a great lawyer!


You have an excellent idea. I am hoping that the liberal democrats will be recognized for what they are. I could fill in the blanks with a list of adjectives but you can do this yourself. The onus is for republicans to get out and vote to replace the inept and ignorant people who are now in office It is sad to see Wyoming in this situation and as a Colorado citizen can identify with you. I speak to everyone who will listen to me about how dangerous the Obama regime is.

Horrace D. Cain

Some good points, Semper Fi. I am a Texan from birth until now at 80 years old. I was born and raised in Polk County. Lots of hunting and fishing. Guns at age 10. At age 19 I entered USAF Aviation Cadets. That resulted into almost 20 years USAF (quit at 19 years) and slid over to United Airlines for 21 years having to retire at 60 years old. I lived in TX after cadets, based in Houston area, then Calif. then Arkansas, then Savannah, GA, (Hunter AFB) with frequent trips of a month or so to be on Alert… Read more »


That’s what you get Campbell County when you send a so called Republican in Von Fattren to the Legislature the man is a Democrat who couldn’t make it until he converted. If you are surprised by his voting you’re uninformed.


I live in Central NY (300 miles from NYC).
I love Wyoming….. Was considering moving there to retire.
I may have to reconsider…..looks like your legislature is as bad as NY’s!


Might consider Utah or Arizona.


The people in Wyoming are just plain stupid & LAZY. They deserve what they get.

Travis Bohanan

I can’t believe Wyoming of all places is trying press forward with more gun laws? Why? What’s the end game? How many “mass” shootings here and the frequency of such shootings? I thought gun owners would be safest in Wyoming.


As long as there are anti gun activists controlling state and federal congress, NO state is truly safe!

Mitchell Fritz

Kick their fucking asses to the curb.
They’re not republican, they’re liberals who realize that this is a republican gun toting state.
We need them like we need a boil on our buttocks !!


Glad to see it fail. The municipalities need to make their own laws regarding this issue. And I own a pile of guns.

Clark Kent

WRONG! Local laws mean you can violate a law by just driving down a freeway. You need a pile of knowledge, Jed.

Anthony Bouchard

Local municipalities are just chomping at the bit to break the State Preemption…this is how the gun control crowd rolls. Take rights away at the local level. Local Control is still Control. Sorry Jed, you are wrong!


local restictions are never posted where those passing through can know about them. Its part of the local revenue generation scheme. Guy walks into an office building, sees no sign, does not realise there is a county agency office in there, someone “makes” his gun, lawf=ully carried in such buildings in other towns, reports it, now we’ve got a real issue…. State preemption is the ONLY way we who want to uphold the law can do so reliably. When I travel, which I will again on Saturday, I check with the AtG’s website in the states where I’ll be, learn… Read more »


Bring your guns to Chicago and see your local laws idea at its best.


We have many good laws in the books, don’t need more! If the criminal justice system was run correctly, we wouldn’t need anymore added laws and legislation.

Frank latta

Good job just enforce the laws we have. More gun laws are not the answer!!

Paul O. Paad

The problem with the election process in Wyoming is that too many voters wait to vote in November and just skip the primary in August. But in Wyoming, the election in August is really the one were the majority of the seats are won or lost. If you wait until November to vote, the candidate you want to vote for may not be there. PLEASE vote in the primary. August 16th. And since you are going to be there anyway. You might as well vote for me for U.S. Congress. Learn more at: http://www.paulpaad.com or at “Paad for Congress” on… Read more »

Edward Degner

this must be stopped damn fools we need fewer Gun laws
must be in bed with obummber

Robbie Springman

What are the gun free zones? Just schools and government buildings?

Anthony Bouchard

Government buildings, Schools and college campuses are gun free zones in Wyoming.


Also medical bldgs and offices.


Hospitals are not technically gun-free zones, since they are private property, and the government does not dictate what policy a property owner decides for their property. Hospitals can set their own policy on posession of firearms, but it is not a gun-free zone, those are mandated by state and federal law for properties and buildings within their jurisdictions.

Anthony Bouchard

All Hospitals are ‘not’ private property. Most hospital property has been bought and paid for by public funds — making it public property.


Here in Washington state we found how safe gun free zones are at the Puyallup fair last year. Though we had a large police presence three vendors were robbed and the monkeys ran out the gate to a get away car.

Steve Williams

I think it is time for Wyoming to take its garbage out.


Let’s just hope their memory lasts and they get the job done.

Big Al

Agreed. Start at the local / county levels to fill the vacated public offices. Once the people understand the fraud of the 14th amendment and search for the REAL 13th amendment, then maybe something can get done. In the meantime, it’s business as usual to the detriment of the people.