West Virginia Permitless Carry Bill That Includes Knives Passed and Vetoed

Veto Override Vote Expected; Complimentary Knife Rights Knife Law Preemption Bill Filed

West Virginia
West Virginia

Gilbert, AZ -(AmmoLand.com)- The Knife Rights supported West Virginia Permitless (Constitutional) Carry bill, HB 4145, was passed by the legislature by a majority sufficient to override a veto and has been vetoed by Governor Tomblin, as threatened.

A veto override vote, requiring only a simple majority, is anticipated in short order. HB 4541 would allow West Virginians 21 years old and older who are not prohibited persons to carry a concealed “deadly weapon,” including knives, without a permit.

However, knife carriers would still face local restrictions on their right to carry a knife. West Virginia’s existing preemption law protects firearms owners only.

Knife Rights’ bipartisan West Virginia Knife Law Preemption bill, HB 4541, was introduced just two weeks ago, sponsored by Delegate Rupert Phillips Jr. HB 4541 would ensure that knife carriers don’t face local restrictions on their right to carry a knife under HB 4145.

Knife Law Preemption repeals and prevents local ordinances more restrictive than state law which only serve to confuse or entrap law-abiding citizens traveling within or through the state. Preemption ensures citizens can expect consistent enforcement of state knife laws everywhere in a state.

Knife Rights passed the nation’s first Knife Law Preemption bill in Arizona in 2010 and has since passed preemption bills in Alaska, Georgia, Kansas, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and most recently in Wisconsin.

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