Charleston, WV -(AmmoLand.com)- HB4145 Public Hearing
Anti-gun forces have called a public hearing for HB4145 in House Judiciary. In this hearing, they will make a showing, and speak to the committee about why and how your rights should be infringed.
This is activism, folks. This is what we do. We must show up with as many black shirts as possible. We must, once again, show the House Judiciary Committee where West Virginia stands on our liberty.
The hearing will be at 8:30AM this Wednesday (1/27) at the Capitol, most likely in the House Chamber, but possibly in the Judiciary Committee. Arrive early to allow yourself time to get through the security screening now in effect at the Capitol.
If we want constitutional carry, we must prove it. We must prove to our legislators that we care about this issue, and will remember their positions in the polls.
Mercer County Members/Friends/Associates
Delegate John Shott (R-Mercer) is the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. We are hearing rumors that anti-gun forces have his ear, and he intends to allow damaging amendments to water down our rights recognized in HB4145. Last year, Delegate Shott voted against us both in his committee, and on the house floor.
We believe that Shott considers the current version of the bill better, but we do not know his intentions or his position. It is absolutely imperative that Delegate Shott hear from residents of Mercer County.
Contact Delegate Shott at (304) 340-3252, or email him at [email protected] and urge him to move the bill through his committee without changes.
Spread the word among your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. Let them know their rights are up for debate, and their delegate controls their fate. Ask them to call or email. You only have two days to get this done.
We’re hearing rumblings that anti-gun forces intend to shove “duty to notify” into the bill, among other anti-gun, anti-liberty measures.
“Duty to notify” means that at your first contact with law enforcement, you have to tell them, “I have a gun.” What’s bad about that, you say?
Duty to notify will place officers and citizens in “he said she said” situations every day. The officer always wins in he-said, she-said.
The vast majority of WV’s law enforcement officers are supportive of our rights, and would never behave in a manner depicted in the video above. But we cannot write state law on that. State law should protect our rights from even the tiny minority that may be prone to abusing them.
Tell Delegate Shott that Duty to Notify is not acceptable.
Come on out & enjoy some food and conversation with like minded folks the evening before Lobby Day. Hear from the WVCDL Board of Directors about what the WVCDL is, what we’ve accomplished, and what we are working on. We’ll also go over what exactly happens on Lobby Day. Business cards and membership applications will be available. Meals are at individual expense.
- Saturday, January 30th, 2016 4:30pm
- Raleigh and Surrounding Counties WVCDL Meet and Greet
- Logans Roadhouse 1310 N Eisenhower Dr, Beckley, WV 25801
- Sunday, February 14th, 2016 at 5pm
- WVCDL Pre Lobby Day Meet and Greet
- Golden Corral 412 New Goff Mountain Rd, Cross Lanes, West Virginia 25313
- February 15, 2016. Come stand with us in defense of your rights!
I look forward to seeing you all in the Capitol in Charleston!
About West Virginia Citizens Defense League (WVCDL):
The West Virginia Citizens Defense League (WVCDL) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, all-volunteer, grassroots organization of concerned West Virginians who support our individual right to keep and bear arms for defense of self, family, home and state, and for lawful hunting and recreational use, as protected by the state constitution and the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.
For more information, visit: www.wvcdl.org.