CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming House has given preliminary approval to a bill seeking to block the federal government from restricting assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in the state.
The House on Wednesday also gave preliminary approval to a bill that would allow citizens who hold concealed carry permits to carry guns on campuses of public schools and college campuses.
Both bills would need two more approvals in the House before heading to the Senate.
Rep. Kendell Kroeker, a Republican from Evansville, sponsored the bill to exempt assault rifles and magazines from federal control.
Kroeker says the bill would get Wyoming's position on record in case the federal government imposes a new ban on assault rifles.
Last month's massacre of 20 elementary school students in Connecticut has prompted new calls for gun control.