Note: This means that West Virginia will be the 8th state to eliminate the requirement to have a permit to carry concealed handguns in public; see current "constitutional carry" map at http://www.opencarry.org/maps/constitutional-carry.
UPDATE 3/5/16 @ 10:15 a.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The W.Va. Senate has voted to override Governor Tomblin's veto on the conceal carry bill.
In a 23-11 vote Saturday morning, the Senate voted to override the veto.
This comes just a day after the house voted to override the bill.
The bill now becomes law in 90 days.
The bill will do away with the state’s current permit and training program to carry a concealed weapon in West Virginia for anyone ages 21 and older. Permits will be required for those between 18-21.
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That is awesome. Congrats.
And thank you to the good citizens of West Virginia for your work to get this done.
It is often hard to get State legislatures (or congress) to do something new. But every State that moves to permit-free carry is making it that much easier for the next State to make that move. Those States are also helping to build the case for what is considered normal in the nation. The federal courts tend to take notice of such things as they decide on cases.
So thank you. And again, Congrats.
All experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. Thank heaven we do not permit a few to impose anarchy.
"With Anarchy as an aim and as a means, Communism becomes possible."
"Communism and Anarchy [are], a necessary complement to one another. "
--PETER KROPOTKIN, "Anarchism: its philosophy and ideal." 1898.
Any person, who is not other wise prohibited, and is 21 years old or older, may now carry concealed in West Virginia.
I shared this information with a friend who is a cop in California. I was actually quite surprised by his reaction- it was not very supportive. Comments like 'they need the proper training' 'what if someone shoots a petty thief' etc...... As I said, I was surprised by his comments, but I was also thinking that maybe they need to take some of their own advice.
I just fell in love with West Virginia a little bit more.....great job Mountaineers!!! Ok, Virginians! Now it's our turn!
"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson.
"Better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer" - English jurist William Blackstone.It is AFAIK original to me. Compromise is failure on the installment plan, particularly when dealing with so intractable an opponent as ignorance. - Nightmare
It lends a bit of humor to the discussion as well.
The problem with America is stupidity.
I'm not saying there should be capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?
Here's an article from one of the papers in Charleston....
In my area by the time you travel 10 miles you have ventured between WV and VA at least 4 times (Mercer/Tazewell counties). I'd hate to think that some VA LEO would start stopping WV vehicles more now in attempts to check for unlicensed CCW, but I guess it is possible....
i will read the article again, but i did not see any mention nor stipulation on OC.
that stated, i am not intimately familiar with the WV OC criteria as i just normally pass through to the Buckeye state.
your pamphlet is from 2012 and w/new legislation requires updating...
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Wow! What great bi-partisans.
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“Men live without other security than what their own strength and their own invention shall furnish them"
-Thomas Hobbes 1651
As 90 days have past, it is now legal to carry concealed?
Hoping for confirmation before taking any chances, I do openly carry as often as possible, but want to know for sure that the new law is in fact effective.
Semper Paratus -- latin, Always Prepaired
It went into effect on May 24th.
Consider following the WVCDL page on facebook. OpenCarry.org is great, but for WV specific topics, the WVCDL facebook page is more current and has more activity.