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West Virginia legislature overrides veto, legalizes all gun carry without permits

Mike

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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.

http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/WVa-gov-veteos-conceal-carry-gun-bill-370951091.html

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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.

Charles
 

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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.
 

gcbailey

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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 don't know of too many LEO who are supportive of the measure. I have several "friends" in law enforcement and they all have the same attitude and the attitude of having to approach everyone as being armed. My response was, aren't you supposed to "assume" anyone is armed until proven otherwise? Why do they pat people down?
 

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[video=youtube;tTskgQAFLk4]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTskgQAFLk4[/video]
 

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I just fell in love with West Virginia a little bit more.....great job Mountaineers!!! Ok, Virginians! Now it's our turn!
 

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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.
why would you be surprised? 1) it's Commiefornia and 2) he's a cop! Why would he actually support something that limits his power and increases the power to the People?

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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.
Ask you friend if he has ever heard of any cop shooting a "petty thief." Then ask him if he knows how to use Google to find the answer.
 

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Article from paper

Here's an article from one of the papers in Charleston....

http://wvmetronews.com/2016/03/07/constitutional-carry-what-it-does-and-does-not-do/

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....
 

Dieselcrawler

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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.

Thanks...
 
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