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West Virginia: Carry Permit Fee Reduction Moves to Senate Floor

Thursday, February 27, 2020

West Virginia: Carry Permit Fee Reduction Moves to Senate Floor

Today, the Senate Finance Committee voted to approve House Bill 4955, sending it to the Senate floor. HB 4955 reduces the application fee for a License to Carry Deadly Weapons (LCDW). Please click the “Take Action” button below to ask your state Senator to SUPPORT HB 4955.

House Bill 4955 reduces the current $75 fee for a LCDW to $25 and eliminates the fee for honorably discharged military veterans. West Virginia already allows law-abiding adults to carry a handgun to defend themselves without first having to pay fees or obtain government permission, but that ends at the state line. Many West Virginians still choose to get a LCDW in order to exercise their right to carry in other states that recognize West Virginia’s permit. This fee reduction helps ensure that West Virginians of any financial means are able to defend themselves when traveling.

Again, please contact your state Senator and ask them to SUPPORT HB 4955.

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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.