West Virginia: Important Pro-Gun, Pro-Hunting Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk!
Monday, March 10, 2008
On Friday, March 7, the State House passed Senate Bill 9 by a 90-6. Introduced by State Senator Billy Wayne Bailey (D-9), SB9 would mandate firearm and hunter safety education programs be offered in public schools for students in the eighth through twelfth grades. However, it would not be mandatory that students take the course. This is important legislation that will teach children to hunt safely and ethically from an early age. They will also learn how to handle firearms safely while hunting, while participating in sport competitions, or at home. Completion of the course will enable students to obtain their hunting licenses.
SB9 will now head to the desk of Governor Joe Manchin (D) for consideration. Please contact Governor Manchin and respectfully urge him to sign this critical bill. The Governor can be reached by phone at (304) 558-2000 or email Governor@WVGov.org
Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.