Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

West Virginia: Help Overturn Martinsburg’s Violation of Preemption!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Please Attend the Martinsburg City Council Meeting on Thursday, August 14!

In a direct violation of West Virginia’s preemption statutes, the Martinsburg City Council continues to publicly disregard state law by keeping a 2005 ordinance on the books.  The ordinance states, “(a) No person shall carry or possess a firearm or other deadly weapon, whether carried openly or concealed on any public property or in any building owned, leased, or under the care, custody, or control of the City of Martinsburg.” 

West Virginia’s preemption statutes dictate that only the State Legislature can enact laws pertaining to firearms.

The City Council will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 14 on the Second Floor of City Hall, located at 232 N. Queen St., to discuss the ordinance and possible changes to it.  It is imperative that Martinsburg’s law-abiding gun owners attend and voice their disapproval of this violation of state law and their Second Amendment freedoms.

Please make plans to attend this important meeting.  If you are unable to attend, please contact the Mayor and City Council members TODAY and let them know that their actions have not gone unnoticed by law-abiding gun owners.  Contact information can be found below.

MAYOR: 

Mayor George Karos
(304) 267-8077

CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS: 

Gregg Wachtel
(304) 263-7346

Richard Yauger
(304) 267-6058

Max Parkinson
(304) 263-3235

Roger Lewis
(304) 262-6168

Betty Gunnoe
(304) 263-9893

Dennis Etherington
(304) 267-4051

Rodney Woods
(304) 263-4286

TRENDING NOW
Former Bloomberg Lackey Comes Clean on True Anti-gun Agenda

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, July 21, 2017

Former Bloomberg Lackey Comes Clean on True Anti-gun Agenda

Back when Mark Glaze was executive director of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and later Everytown for Gun Safety, he went to great lengths to portray his master’s anti-gun positions as moderate. Glaze used ...

“She Persisted” – Gun Owner Fights Unlawful “No Return” Gun Policy

News  

Friday, July 21, 2017

“She Persisted” – Gun Owner Fights Unlawful “No Return” Gun Policy

On July 17, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit confirmed that law enforcement officials in New York acted unlawfully with respect to guns confiscated from a Nassau County woman in 2012.  

“March” Madness: Media Hypes Non-Event at NRA Headquarters

News  

Friday, July 21, 2017

“March” Madness: Media Hypes Non-Event at NRA Headquarters

Numbers don’t lie. But gun control groups and the news media do. That explains why so many accounts of last Friday’s so-called Women’s March From #NRA2DOJ bear no resemblance to the event those of us ...

The Need for National Reciprocity

News  

Friday, July 21, 2017

The Need for National Reciprocity

A report from the Crime Prevention Research Center estimates that the number of concealed carry permits issued last year was the largest increase ever – continuing a four year trend of record setting increases in ...

Supreme Court Asked to Review Maryland's Gun Ban

News  

Friday, July 21, 2017

Supreme Court Asked to Review Maryland's Gun Ban

A group of Maryland citizens, with the support of the National Rifle Association, filed a petition to the United States Supreme Court on Friday seeking to reverse a Court of Appeals ruling that stripped some of America’s most ...

Home Alone in Washington State

News  

Friday, July 21, 2017

Home Alone in Washington State

Back in 2013, when Washington State’s anti-gun groups rolled out Initiative 594, they promised voters this “universal background check” law would save lives by keeping “firearms out of dangerous hands” because private gun sales would ...

Court Strikes Down Unconstitutional Ban on Concealed Carry

News  

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Court Strikes Down Unconstitutional Ban on Concealed Carry

D.C. Circuit Court Rules in Favor of Constitutional Right to Carry a Gun in Public for Self-Defense

Washington: Gun Bills Go into Effect

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Washington: Gun Bills Go into Effect

On Sunday, July 23, a number of bills that passed from the 2017 legislative session went into effect that impact your Second Amendment rights.

California: DOJ Introduces Proposed Regulations Adding “Privacy Notices” to Firearm-Related Forms

Monday, July 24, 2017

California: DOJ Introduces Proposed Regulations Adding “Privacy Notices” to Firearm-Related Forms

On Monday, July 24, the California Department of Justice introduced another set of proposed regulations, this time for the purpose of adding required “privacy notices” to certain firearm-related forms.

When Gun Control Fails

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, July 21, 2017

When Gun Control Fails

Gun control is pushed as a strategy to keep Americans safe in their homes, schools and workplaces. It is presented as the key component in safer streets, neighborhoods and families. But what happens when gun ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

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.