West Virginia Lawmakers Override Veto: Permitless Carry ‘Becomes Law In 90 Days’

By AWR Hawkins

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Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- On March 4th  2106, the West Virginia House voted to override Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s (D) veto of permitless carry legislation and on Saturday, March 5, the West Virginia Senate followed suit.

When Tomblin vetoed the legislation–House Bill 4145–he released the following statement:

West Virginia’s law enforcement officers have dedicated their lives to keeping us safe and helping us in times of need, and it’s disheartening that the members of the Legislature have chosen not to stand with these brave men and women – putting their safety and the safety of West Virginians at risk. It’s unfortunate that the concerns of officers from every law enforcement branch in the state, including the West Virginia State Police and university campus police officers, have been ignored by today’s action.

But lawmakers who view the requirement of a concealed carry license as a burden on the exercise of Second Amendment rights saw things differently. WSAZ 3 reports that the Senate override the veto by a vote of 23-11.

The override means persons 21-year-old or older who are not barred from gun possession will be able to carry a gun without permit and persons 18-20 years of age will be able to get a concealed carry permit to carry a gun.

Permitless concealed carry “now becomes law in 90 days.

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins.

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Steve Caolvich
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Steve Caolvich

Kansas has had permitless carry since July of 2015.

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One of the arguments of the Governor was that police wouldn’t be able to tell who was armed and who wasn’t if this law passed. Apparently, once this law goes into effect, it will shut down the x-ray vision that they have now.

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Mike Debetta

Wow now there’s a state with a set of balls is say – The people have spoken.

Jeff Dusti
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Jeff Dusti

Who decides when is a person deemed “barred” or “not barred” from walking around with a gun, or buying a gun? Who is in charge and how does it work? Maine has a similar law. Who checks these people out? The store probably stands to make 75-100 bucks if these go correctly! What am I missing here? Jeff D.