Please Contact the Mayor and City Council Members Today!
Last Thursday, August 14, the Martinsburg City Council passed an ordinance (#2008-26) banning the possession of firearms in any city-owned buildings. This ordinance amended a previous ordinance passed in 2005. The original ordinance banned the carrying of firearms openly or concealed on all city owned property. The newly passed ordinance limits this ban to city owned buildings. While an improvement over the original 2005 ordinance, these actions by the City Council are in clear violation of current state law that prohibits a municipality from passing any ordinance regulating firearms or ammunition in any manner.
Please contact the Mayor and City Council members and encourage them to bring Martinsburg back into conformity with current state law and repeal these ordinances.
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