West Virginia Senate Passes NICS Exemption

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West Virginia –-(Ammoland.com)- Today, the West Virginia Senate passed Senate Bill 353 unanimously by a 34 to 0 vote! SB 353 now goes to the House of Delegates for its consideration.

SB 353, introduced by state Senate Majority Leader John Unger (D-16) and Senate President Jeff Kessler (D-2), would expedite the process of purchasing a firearm for valid concealed carry permit holders by making West Virginia eligible for an exemption from the FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Such carry permit holders have already cleared a background check. This legislation would further conform state law to federal law and lead to greater reciprocity for permit holders throughout the United States.

We thank NRA members for contacting their state Senators in support of SB 353. We now ask that you please contact your Delegate(s) and respectfully urge him or her to support SB 353.


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