Today, House Bill 2431, sponsored by Delegate Rupie Phillips (D-24), passed on a voice vote in the state Senate Judiciary Committee and now heads to the Senate floor for its first reading. This legislation was already approved by an overwhelming 97-1 vote in the House of Delegates.
HB 2431 would amend the application process for a Concealed Pistol/Revolver Permit, making West Virginia permit holders eligible for exemption from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) for firearm purchases. Such carry permit holders have already cleared a background check. HB 2431 would conform state law to federal law and lead to greater reciprocity for permit holders throughout the United States.
With just five days left in this year’s session, it is critical that you call and e-mail your state Senator TODAY and respectfully urge him or her to VOTE YES on HB 2431.
Contact information for your state Senator can be found here.