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West Virginia: Permitless Carry Legislation to be Heard Tomorrow in Committee

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

West Virginia: Permitless Carry Legislation to be Heard Tomorrow in Committee

Please consider attending tomorrow’s hearing to show your support for SB 347!

As previously reported, Senate Bill 347, a bill that would recognize your right to legally carry concealed without having to obtain a Concealed Handgun License (CHL), will be heard tomorrow in the House Judiciary Committee.  The hearing will take place at 8:30 A.M. in the House Chamber, and it is critical that you attend and voice your support for this important Right to Carry legislation.

This permitless carry legislation is a necessary update to concealed carry statutes in West Virginia, allowing law-abiding gun owners the ability to protect themselves and their loved ones.  In West Virginia, it is already legal to carry a firearm openly, as long as the individual is not prohibited by law from possessing a firearm.  However, under current law, if a firearm becomes covered by a coat or if a woman prefers to carry a firearm for self-protection in her purse, he or she would need to possess a concealed pistol permit. 

SB 347 gives you the freedom to choose the best method of carrying, based on your attire, gender and/or physical attributes.  Also critically important, this legislation would keep in place the current permitting system so that people who obtain a permit could still enjoy the reciprocity agreements that West Virginia has with other states across the country.

Please show the members of the Committee the strong support their constituents have for SB 347 and attend tomorrow’s hearing.  Also, please contact members of the House Judiciary Committee and politely urge them to SUPPORT SB 347.  Please forward this email to friends, family and fellow gun owners throughout West Virginia and urge them to do the same!

House Judiciary Committee Members:

Delegate Shott (R-Mercer, 27), Chairman
(304) 340-3252
[email protected]

Delegate Patrick Lane (R-Kanawha, 38, Vice-Chairman
(304) 340-3252
[email protected]

Delegate Tim Manchin (D-Marion, 50)
(304) 340-3331
[email protected]

Delegate Stephen Skinner (D-Jefferson, 67)
(304) 340-3248
[email protected]

Delegate Mike Azinger (R-Wood, 10)
(304) 340-3202
[email protected]

Delegate Frank Deem (R-Wood, 10)
(304) 340-3137
[email protected]

Delegate Tom Fast (R-Fayette, 32)
(304) 340-3170
[email protected]

Delegate Michael Folk (R-Berkeley, 63)
(304) 340-3350
[email protected]

Delegate Geoff Foster (R-Putnam, 15)
(304) 340-3121
[email protected]

Delegate Roger Hanshaw (R-Clay, 33)
(304) 340-3135
[email protected]

Delegate Lynwood Ireland (R-Ritchie, 07)
(304) 340-3195
[email protected]

Delegate John McCuskey  (R-Kanawha, 35)
(304) 340-3183
[email protected]

Delegate John Overington (R-Berkeley, 62)
(304) 340-3148
[email protected]

Delegate Kelli Sobonya (R-Cabell, 18)
(304) 340-3175
[email protected]

Delegate Amy Summers (R-Taylor, 49)
(304) 340-3139
[email protected]

Delegate Terry Waxman (R-Harrison, 48)
(304) 340-3171
[email protected]

Delegate Ryan Weld (R-Brooke, 02)
(304) 340-3367
[email protected]

Delegate Brad White (R-Kanawha, 36)
(304) 340-3138
[email protected]

Delegate Andrew Byrd (D-Kanawha, 35)
(304) 340-3362
[email protected]

Delegate Barbara Evans Fleischauer (D-Monongalia, 51)
(304) 340-3127
[email protected]

Delegate Shawn Fluharty (D-Ohio, 03)
(304) 340-3270
[email protected]

Delegate Kenneth Hicks (D-Wayne, 19)
(304) 340-3155
[email protected]

Delegate Dana Lynch (D-Webster, 44)
(304) 340-3916
[email protected] 

Delegate Clif Moore (D-McDowell, 26)
(304) 340-3165
[email protected]

Delegate Larry Rowe (D-Kanawha, 36)
(304) 340-3287
[email protected] 

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