West Virginia: Constitutional Carry Bill Still Awaits Hearing – Whats the Delay?

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West Virginia: Constitutional Carry Bill Still Awaits Hearing – Whats the Delay?
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Fairfax, VA –-(Ammoland.com)- Critical, NRA-backed Senate Bill 347, has still not received a hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee, and your immediate help is needed to ensure it gets consideration.

Please contact members of the Committee, especially the Chairman, Senator Charles Trump (R-Morgan, 15), and urge them to schedule a hearing for SB 347.

This permitless carry legislation, introduced by state Senator Dave Sypolt (R-14), would recognize your right to legally carry a concealed firearm without the burdensome requirement of having to obtain a costly and time-restrictive Concealed Handgun License (CHL).  This is a necessary update to concealed carry statutes in West Virginia, allowing law-abiding gun owners the ability to protect themselves and their loved ones.

In West Virginia, it is already legal to carry a firearm openly, as long as the individual is not prohibited by law from possessing a firearm.

However, under current law, if a firearm becomes covered by a coat or if a woman prefers to carry a firearm for self-protection in her purse, he or she would need to possess a concealed pistol permit.

SB 347 gives you the freedom to choose the best method of carrying for each individual, based on your attire, gender and/or physical attributes.  Also critically important, this legislation would keep in place the current permitting system so that people who obtain a permit could still enjoy the reciprocity agreements that West Virginia has with other states across the country.

This bill would greatly benefit law-abiding gun owners in The Mountain State.  Please contact the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee TODAY and politely urge them to consider and SUPPORT Senate Bill 347.

Senate Judiciary Committee Members:

Senator Charles Trump (R-Morgan, 15), Chairman
(304) 357-7980
[email protected]

Senator David Nohe (R-Wood, 03), Vice-Chairman
(304) 357-7970
[email protected]

Senator Robert Beach (D- Monongalia, 13)
(304) 357-7919
[email protected]

Senator Art Kirkendoll (D-Logan, 07)
(304) 357-7857
[email protected]

Senator Ronald Miller (D- Greenbreier, 10)
(304) 357-7959
[email protected]

Senator Corey Palumbo (D-Kanawha, 17)
(304) 357-7880
[email protected]

Senator Mike Romano (D-Harrison, 12)
(304) 357-7904
[email protected]

Senator Herb Snyder (D-Jefferson, 16)
(304) 357-7957
[email protected]

Senator Bob Williams (D-Taylor, 14)
(304) 357-7995
[email protected]

Senator Mike Woelfel (D-Cabell, 05)
(304) 357-7956
[email protected]

Senator Mitch Carmichael (R-Jackson, 04)
(304) 357-7855
[email protected]

Senator Daniel Hall (R-Wyoming, 09)
(304) 357-7807
[email protected]

Senator Ryan Ferns (R-Ohio, 01)
(304) 357-7918
[email protected]

Senator Ed Gaunch (R-Kanawha, 08)
(304) 357-7841
[email protected]

Senator Robert Karnes (R-Upshur, 11)
(304) 357-7906
[email protected]

Senator Kent Leonhardt (R-Monongalia, 02)
(304) 357-7827
[email protected]

Senator Mark Maynard (R-Wayne,06)
(304) 357-7808
[email protected]

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. Visit: www.nra.org

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Stella Vartheyanyos

I am soooooo happy to finally see legislation like SB347. It is about time the people we elect to serve WV take action that will preserve our 2nd ammendment rights. We need more people in office who will make it easier for good law biding hardworking citizens to protect ourselves from the low-lifes that are out there sucking the life out of us.