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    Traveling through WV? Check your criminal history!

    Have you ever been convicted of a crime for which the maximum penalty could have been imprisonment for 1 year or more?

    Are you planning to go to WV armed?

    Better leave your gun at home.

    Unlike all our neighboring states which allow firearm possession by a person convicted of a misdemeanor for which the maximum penalty could have been imprisonment for 2 years or less, West Virginia sets the bar much lower. Maryland, one of the most restrictive states in the region, is 'freeer' than WV in regards to who may possess a firearm.

    WEST VIRGINIA CODE 61-7-7. Persons prohibited from possessing firearms; classifications; reinstatement of rights to possess; offenses; penalties.

    (a) Except as provided in this section, no person shall possess a firearm, as such is defined in section two of this article, who:
    (1) Has been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year


    The fact is some people screw up, a small percentage of those people get back on the right side of the law. You can pass the PICS check in PA and still be a prohibited person in WV.

    Travelers beware and be well informed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shallnotbeinfringed View Post
    Have you ever been convicted of a crime for which the maximum penalty could have been imprisonment for 1 year or more?

    Are you planning to go to WV armed?

    Better leave your gun at home.

    Unlike all our neighboring states which allow firearm possession by a person convicted of a misdemeanor for which the maximum penalty could have been imprisonment for 2 years or less, West Virginia sets the bar much lower. Maryland, one of the most restrictive states in the region, is 'freeer' than WV in regards to who may possess a firearm.

    WEST VIRGINIA CODE 61-7-7. Persons prohibited from possessing firearms; classifications; reinstatement of rights to possess; offenses; penalties.

    (a) Except as provided in this section, no person shall possess a firearm, as such is defined in section two of this article, who:
    (1) Has been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year


    The fact is some people screw up, a small percentage of those people get back on the right side of the law. You can pass the PICS check in PA and still be a prohibited person in WV.

    Travelers beware and be well informed.



    I thought any one who has been convicted of any crime where you COULD HAVE RECEIVED MORE THAN ONE 1 YEAR IN PRISON, you are not allowed to own posses or have any gun for any reason in any state.

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