Next Monday, February 15, House Bill 4145, NRA-endorsed legislation that would allow an individual to lawfully carry a concealed handgun without a permit, is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Please contact the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee TODAY and politely urge them to support HB 4145.
As previously reported, the provisions of HB 4145 are intended to protect law-abiding individuals who wish to exercise their fundamental right of self-defense. HB 4145 will not allow individuals who are prohibited from possessing a firearm, under state or federal law, to lawfully carry a concealed handgun. HB 4145 also addresses a current deficiency in state law that prohibits an individual who is between the ages of 18 and 21 from obtaining a concealed weapon permit. Earlier this week, HB 4145 passed the House of Delegates with a bipartisan 68-31 vote.
Please continue to check www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates on this critical pro-gun legislation as it progresses through the West Virginia Legislature.