Yesterday, the state Senate Judiciary Committee passed Senate Bill 353 unanimously by a voice vote! Thank you to all of the Judiciary members who voted to expedite the firearm purchasing process for concealed carry permit holders in the Mountain State.
SB 353, introduced by state Senate Majority Leader John Unger (D-16) and Senate President Jeff Kessler (D-2), would expedite the process of purchasing a firearm for valid concealed carry permit holders by making West Virginia eligible for an exemption from the FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Such carry permit holders have already cleared a background check. This legislation would further conform state law to federal law and enhance greater reciprocity for permit holders throughout the United States.
Please contact your state Senator and respectfully urge him or her to support SB 353. Contact information for your state Senator can be found here.