It’s worth a shot — Governor Mark Gordon and Secretary of State Ed Buchanan have sent a letter to the National Rifle Association inviting the NRA to explore relocation of its Virginia operation to Wyoming. The letter highlights the state’s business-friendly tax environment, Wyoming’s eager workforce and the population’s strong support for Second Amendment rights.
Gordon signed multiple pieces of legislation in 2021, which reinforce existing firearms laws in Wyoming, and he has also helped facilitate the relocation of several firearms manufacturing businesses to Wyoming. As the Secretary of State, Buchanan has also continued to recruit firearms and ammunition manufacturers to Wyoming.
However, Texas is the current front-runner for the NRA’s relocation. The embattled nonprofit hasn’t said for sure it will move, only that it intends to restructure as a Texas-based organization and has formed a committee to explore the prospect.