- Associated Press - Friday, January 30, 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A bill that would allow people who hold concealed carry permits to take guns into most public places, including schools has cleared its first two votes in the state House without any debate.

House Bill 114 drew no debate or questions among representatives during preliminary consideration Thursday and Friday. It needs to pass one more vote on the floor of the House before it can advance to the Senate for further debate.

The bill would allow people with concealed carry permits to take their guns to any public facility or gathering, except courtrooms.

Supporters say allowing concealed carry in public places would improve public safety and uphold basic constitutional rights. Opponents say schools and public places should be free of guns and that more guns would make places more unsafe.

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