On March 6th, the West Virginia state Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to pass House Bill 4187. It had previously passed the state House of Delegates by a vote of 85-14 and now heads to the Senate floor for further consideration. Please contact your state Senator and urge them to SUPPORT HB 4187! Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Senator.
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 click the “Take Action” button to contact your state Senator to SUPPORT HB 4187!