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West Virginia: Range Protection Bill Passes Committee

Monday, March 13, 2017

West Virginia: Range Protection Bill Passes Committee

Last Week, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed Senate Bill 575.  Sponsored by state Senator Charles Trump (R-15) and state Senator Craig Blair (R-15), SB 575 protects sport shooting ranges from frivolous law suits and noise complaints.  SB 575 now awaits consideration by the full Senate.  Please contact your state Senator and urge them to SUPPORT SB 575.

SB 575 seeks to protect sport shooting ranges from legal actions which aim to restrict or prohibit range usage.  In the past, anti-gun activists have used frivolous law suits and noise complaints to put legally operating sport shooting ranges out of business.  If a range is in full compliance with the law, it should not be subjected to unreasonable court fees, hiatus or closure of operation.

In addition to SB 575, Delegate Jason Barrett (D-61) and Delegate Eric Householder (R-64) recently filed House Bill 2922, NRA-supported legislation to reduce fees for a West Virginia Concealed Handgun License from $75 to $25, and provisional license from $25 to $15.  HB 2922 has been assigned to the House Finance Committee.  Application fees for West Virginia Concealed Handgun License are currently $75 for new permits and $25 for provisional permits.  While these fees are set in statute, the law also provides that the applicant shall be responsible for the cost of the Courthouse Facilities Improvement Fund and HB 2922 would remove this responsibility.  Those looking to obtain and a West Virginia Concealed Handgun License and provisional license should not be discouraged because of the total cost of a license.

Again, please click the “Take Action” button to your state Senator and urge them to SUPPORT SB 575.


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