A bill addressing gun rights for those who have been committed to a mental institution drew strong reactions from state lawmakers and Campbell County residents at Tuesday morning’s annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast at the Campbell County Senior Center.

Sen. Michael Von Flatern, R-Gillette, is co-sponsor of House Bill 59 which, if passed by the Legislature and is signed into law by Gov. Mark Gordon as written, would put Wyoming on the National Information Criminal System and require the state to report mental illness to the federal government. Wyoming is one of three states that doesn’t provide that information.

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