Be careful with #2. There is a discrepancy between criminal code and the natural resource code on open carry in a vehicle. The definition of concealed reads:
(10) "Concealed" means hidden from ordinary observation so as to prevent disclosure or recognition. A deadly weapon is concealed when it is carried on or about the person in such a manner that another person in the ordinary course of events would not be placed on notice that the deadly weapon was being carried. For purposes of concealed handgun licensees, a licensee shall be deemed to be carrying on or about his or her person while in or on a motor vehicle if the firearm is located in a storage area in or on the motor vehicle.
and can be found here: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/WVCODE/...ap=61&art=7#07
The natural resource code reads:
(9) Have in his or her possession a crossbow with a nocked bolt, a loaded firearm or a firearm from the magazine of which all shells and cartridges have not been removed, in or on any vehicle or conveyance, or its attachments, within the state, except as may otherwise be provided by law or regulation. Except as hereinafter provided, between five o'clock postmeridian of one day and seven o'clock antemeridian, eastern standard time of the day following, any unloaded firearm or crossbow, being lawfully carried in accordance with the foregoing provisions, may be so carried only when in a case or taken apart and securely wrapped. During the period from July 1 to September 30, inclusive, of each year, the foregoing requirements relative to carrying certain unloaded firearms are permissible only from eight-thirty o'clock postmeridian to five o'clock antemeridian, eastern standard time: Provided, That the time periods for carrying unloaded and uncased firearms are extended for one hour after the postmeridian times and one hour before the antemeridian times established above if a hunter is preparing to or in the process of transporting or transferring the firearms to or from a hunting site, campsite, home or other place of abode;
available here: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/WVCODE/ChapterEntire.cfmchap=20&art=2§ion=5#02
with an exception made for concealed carry permit holders under WV Code Chapter 20-2-6a here: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/WVCODE/...§ion=6A#02
So depending on who your stopped by things could go either way. Should it be the State Police, you will probably be fine. If your unlucky enough to be stopped by the DNR, you may have a bad day. Some will say this only applies to hunting weapons, but read carefully above, the natural resource code specifically states "firearm". To be safe in a vehicle I would recommend getting a permit to carry concealed. The WVCDL is working on a fix for this, hopefully this legislative session. The condensed version of this information is available on both agency's websites.