Cheyenne, WY.    –   Current Wyoming law requires a person who wishes to carry a concealed firearm into a church to get written consent from that church, but a new measure was signed into law on Monday that will change all that.

Governor Matt Mead signed a bill that will clear the way for people to carry concealed firearms into churches and other places of worship in the state of Wyoming. Supporters say that the law will also clear the way for churches to approve open carry. The Wyoming Legislature had previously approved the bill.

Churchgoers need to be able to protect themselves, supporters say, from threats of attacks like the November 2017, shooting in a Sutherland Springs, Texas church.