Today, the West Virginia House of Delegates passed House Bill 2679 by an overwhelming 94-4 vote. HB 2679 will now be sent to the Senate where it will await a committee referral for further consideration.
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.
Your NRA-ILA will continue to keep you updated when this pro-gun legislation gets referred to a committee.