An illegal ordinance proposing a ban on concealed carry on all public property was tabled on Tuesday, June 24 during first reading and discussion by the Ranson City Council. This move was a blatant violation of West Virginia’s preemption statutes §8-12-5a.
Due to overwhelming opposition voiced by the NRA members in Jefferson County, the City Council has decided not to bring up the ordinance preventing firearms from being carried or possessed on city owned property.
Thanks to the well-informed phone calls and emails from concerned citizens, the Mayor and City Council of Ranson realized that their actions would clearly violate the state’s current preemption statute if the ordinance were put in place. Thank you to all NRA members who voiced their opposition to this proposed ordinance.