Senate Bill 621 was passed earlier this week by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
SB621 is a technical clean up preemption firearm laws. The city of Martinsburg took it upon themselves to exploit a provision in a section of the statute which they felt authorized them to prohibit the carrying of firearms on all city-owned property. This bill would remove the language being exploited and therefore nullify the Martinsburg ordinance. It was already the determination of the West Virginia legislature to preempt cities, counties, and municipalities to regulate firearms and this bill will once again provide consistency in statute.
Please contact your State Senator TODAY and respectfully urge them to support SB621. Contact information can be found here.