Wyoming panel reviews gun background checks

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GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — An interim legislative committee is reviewing national instant background checks on people wanting to buy firearms in Wyoming.

The Gillette News Record reports that the topic was one of the first issues taken up by the Legislature's Joint Judiciary Interim Committee this week in Gillette.

Nephi Cole of the National Shooting Sports Foundation told the panel that Wyoming is one of only three states that don't provide any mental health information for background checks. The foundation represents gun manufacturers, dealers and businesses and supports reporting all of the gun background check information to meet federal law.

The committee instructed the Legislative Service Office to draft an updated version of a bill that was introduced in 2014 but didn't pass the Legislature and bring it back to the committee for discussion.

SheridanWyoming.com

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