On March 3rd, the West Virginia Senate voted 34-0 to pass House Bill 4955. House Bill 4955 reduces the application fee for a License to Carry Deadly Weapons (LCDW). It will now go to Governor Jim Justice for his signature. Please contact Gov. Justice and ask him to sign House Bill 4955 into law.
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 Gov. Justice and ask him to sign House Bill 4955 into law.