Having passed the West Virginia state House Judiciary Committee today with an overwhelming voice vote, while overcoming several negative amendments, House Bill 4187 will be heard tomorrow morning at 8:30AM by the state House of Delegates with opportunity for public testimony. NRA members and Second Amendment supporters are encouraged to come and support this piece of legislation. In addition, please contact your state Delegate and urge them to SUPPORT HB 4187. Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Delegate.
House Bill 4187, sponsored by Delegate Geoff Foster (R-Putnam), will allow lawful owners of firearms to transport or store their firearms in locked, privately-owned motor vehicles without fear of civil liability, criminal liability or employer retribution. Throughout the country, many employers and business owners have adopted "No Firearms" policies that extend beyond the physical workplace or building to include parking lots – areas often accessible to the general public and not secure. In order to comply with these policies, many law-abiding gun owners must choose between protecting themselves during their commutes and being subject to termination by their employer. The fundamental right to self-defense should not stop simply because you park your car in a publicly accessible parking lot owned by your employer or a business owner.
Again, please consider attending the public hearing and click the “Take Action” button to urge your Delegate to support HB 4187.