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West Virginia: Campus Carry Bill On Second Reading

Monday, February 25, 2019

West Virginia: Campus Carry Bill On Second Reading

On February 26th, the West Virginia state House of Delegates will have a second reading on House Bill 2519 to ensure that law-abiding adults are not stripped of their right to self-defense when they cross an arbitrary boundary onto a college campus.  HB 2519 overcame a motion to reject on first reading by a vote of 61-36 on February 25th, and several anti-gun amendments are expected to be offered.  Please urge your state Delegate to SUPPORT HB 2519 without amendment.  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Delegate.

House Bill 2519, sponsored by Delegate Jim Butler (R-14), would allow law-abiding CHL holders to carry on the campus of a state institution of higher education.  Current state law does not prohibit carrying of a defensive firearm on campus, but institution policy could lead to expulsion or termination of employment.  Adults who are officially licensed to carry a firearm for self-defense off-campus should not be prevented from doing so just because they seek higher education.

Again, please use the “Take Action” button above to contact your state Delegate and urge them to SUPPORT HB 2519 without amendment.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.