On February 27th, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Shott motioned for House Bill 2519, the Campus Self-Defense Act, to be moved to the Rules Committee from the House floor. With deadlines approaching, HB 2519 may potentially be unable to return to the floor if it does not get out of the Rules Committee quickly. Please contact Speaker of the House Roger Hanshaw and urge him to discharge HB 2519 from the Rules Committee. Call (304) 340-3210 and click the “Take Action” button below to contact Speaker Hanshaw.
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 and call (304) 340-3210 to contact Speaker Hanshaw and urge him to discharge HB 2519 from the Rules Committee.