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West Virginia: Parking Lot Protection Bill to be Heard in Senate Judiciary Committee

Friday, March 2, 2018

West Virginia: Parking Lot Protection Bill to be Heard in Senate Judiciary Committee

On Monday, March 5th, the West Virginia state Senate Judiciary Committee will be hearing House Bill 4187.  It had previously passed the state House of Delegates by a vote of 85-14.  Please contact committee members and urge them to SUPPORT HB 4187 without amendment or exemptions!  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact committee members and see below to contact them by phone.

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.

Chairman Charles Trump (304)-357-7880
Vice-Chairman Ryan Weld (304)-357-7984
Senator Michael Azinger (304)-357-7970
Senator Stephen Baldwin (304)-357-7959
Senator Robert Beach (304)-357-7919
Senator Charles Clements (304)-357-7827
Senator Sue Cline (304)-357-7807
Senator Ryan Ferns (304)-357-7918
Senator Glenn Jeffries (304)-357-7866
Senator Robert Karnes (304)-357-7906
Senator Mark Maynard (304)-357-7808
Senator Richard Ojeda (304)-357-7857
Senator Michael Romano (304)-357-7904
Senator Patricia Rucker (304)-357-7957
Senator Randy Smith (304)-357-7995
Senator Chandler Swope (304)-357-7843
Senator Michael Woelfel (304)-357-7956

Again, please click the “Take Action” button to contact committee members and also call them by phone urging them to SUPPORT HB 4187 without amendment or exemptions!

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