Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- On March 5th, 2019, House Bill 2519, The Campus Self-Defense Act, failed to pass out of the West Virginia state Senate Judiciary Committee. HB 2519 previously had passed the state House of Delegates by a vote of 59-41.
House Bill 2519, sponsored by Delegate Jim Butler (R-14), would have allowed law-abiding CHL holders to carry on the campus of a state institution of higher education. Current state law does not prohibit carrying of a defensive firearm on campus, but institution policy could lead to expulsion or termination of employment. Adults who are officially licensed to carry a firearm for self-defense off-campus should not be prevented from doing so just because they seek higher education.
Aye votes in favor of HB 2519: Boso, Smith, Cline, Trump, Maynard, Azinger, and Rucker.
Nay votes against HB 2519: Clements, Baldwin, Jeffries, Weld, Woelfel, Beach, Romano, Lindsey, and Hardesty.
Though HB 2519 has been defeated for the 2019 legislative session, your NRA will continue to fight for the self-defense rights of law-abiding adults in West Virginia. Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for updates on legislation and other issues affecting our Second Amendment rights.
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Wondering what others think about this issue. Are “agencies”, businesses and those who receive federal grants and loans required under the Constitution to follow every Amendment and Bill of Right? Since they receive monies it seems they have a contractual obligation to follow every bit of our Constitution. Where does the federal government get the right to prevent (and make illegal) people from bringing a gun into the post office or other federal building? Where in the Constitution do they get the “legal/legislative power to do so?