Thread: A step in the right direction
Last edited by MarksmanCentral; 11-17-2013 at 11:26 PM.
Home rule cities will no longer be able to restrict firearms sales at all. This definitely applies to the waiting period, AFAIK the registration form too.
As for the grandfathering, remember this bill only applies to cities in the home rule program. If they're not in the program, nothing changes. As before, they can't make new gun restrictions, but any old restrictions still remain...
Well, maybe until next legislative session.
2471 ? I don't like these types of laws -- tends to say that w/o it that they can grab , which is false ... although it does allow for recovery of attny fees
But it limits it to just costs and attny fees .. lame-o
Because a right does not need to voted upon ... if they wished to get rid of the gobbly-gook and just say "Hey, you violate someone's right and you'll have to pay fees and costs". then I would be OK with it....
Martinsburg and South Charleston were the other cities
Because the preemption bill was attached to the home rule bill, if a city is in the home rule program, they can ban OC only on city property only. If they are NOT part of home rule, their grandfathered gun laws still stand.
Charleston is part of the home rule program and likely to renew, and plenty of other cities are considering applying.
Expanding the preemption bill to the whole state will be a WVCDL legislative priority next session.