This is interesting, Wyoming squares off against BATFE:
The state has been waging a legal fight to uphold a 2004 state law that allows people convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence to regain their right to own a firearm by having their record expunged.Did you read that right. The BATFE objects because of a mere technicality. I'm sure. And as part of this principled technicality-based objection, the BATFE will:
Although all states have the authority to restore gun rights, the federal government objected to the Wyoming law. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said it would not recognize the state's law, arguing convictions were not being truly expunged because they can be used to enhance a sentence in a subsequent case.
...no longer recognize more than 10,000 Wyoming concealed weapons permits as a substitute for federal background checks for firearms purchases. Such background checks are required under the federal Brady Act.Essentially holding the law abiding concealed carry permit holders ransom, in exchange for Wyoming's submission. Classy.