S.B. 317 Brings Uniformity to Gun Laws
Senate Bill 317 would require
“This bill will bring uniformity to the confusing patchwork of gun laws around the state,” noted Chris W. Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action. “This bill will remove confusion and protect the rights of gun owners throughout the state. It is important to have clear and uniform laws upholding our Right to Keep and Bear Arms,” added Cox.
Some of the specific provisions of SB 317 include:
- Removing the “grandfathered” regulations in
Charlestonand other municipalities that allow a three-day “waiting period” on handguns and the purchase of only one handgun a month (gun rationing).
- Allowing for the storage of firearms in personal vehicles on municipal property when locked out of sight.
“On behalf of the NRA’s five million members across the country, we would like to thank Governor Tomblin and the bill sponsors, Senator John Unger and Delegate Rupie Phillips, for their hard work in passing this legislation,” concluded Cox.
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