Last week, House Bill 2559 was introduced in the West Virginia House of Delegates and referred to the House Education Committee. Sponsored by Delegate Jeff Eldridge, HB 2559 seeks to amend restrictions in state law that prohibit law-abiding West Virginia Concealed Handgun License (CHL) holders from being able to protect themselves on college and university campuses.
HB 2559 would allow law-abiding CHL holders to carry on the campus of a state institution of higher education. Students who are officially licensed to carry a firearm for self-defense off-campus should not be prevented from doing so just because they seek a higher education.
Please contact members of the House Education Committee and politely urge them to support House Bill 2559 when it comes up for a vote.