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West Virginia: Self-Defense Legislation to Be Considered This Week

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

West Virginia: Self-Defense Legislation to Be Considered This Week

Two important pro-gun bills will be considered by their respective chambers later this week. Please contact your state Senator and state Delegate and ask them to support the following bills.

Senate Bill 388, sponsored by state Senator Dave Sypolt (R-14), would allow law-abiding citizens in possession of a concealed firearm to transport the firearm onto school property while dropping off or picking up students, as long as the firearm does not leave the motor vehicle.  Current West Virginia law prevents firearms from being carried or transported onto school property, including by those who don’t step foot out of their car.  Individuals who are legally allowed to carry a firearm for self-defense should not be barred from doing so while dropping off or picking up their kids from school. SB 388 reported out of the Senate Judiciary, and now will be considered by the full Senate.

House Bill 2679, sponsored by Delegate Amy Summers (R-49), would allow a law-abiding person to carry a firearm in any state, county, or Municipal Park or other recreation area. This legislation would remove the ability for park commissions to prohibit carrying in parks by rules or ordinance.  Law-abiding West Virginians who choose to carry a concealed handgun in a park should not need to worry about a confusing patchwork of firearm regulations throughout the state. HB 2679 reported out of the House Judiciary Committee, and now will be considered by the full House.

Again, please click the “Take Action” button to contact your state Senator and state Delegate and urge them SUPPORT SB 388 and HB 2679 respectively.

 

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