West Virginia To Become A Constitutional Carry State

Matt Vespa
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Posted: Mar 07, 2016 1:40 PM
West Virginia To Become A Constitutional Carry State

Well, the fight for expanding our oldest civil right just scored another victory in West Virginia over the weekend, where the state legislature pushed Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s veto of a bill that would make the Mountain State the eighth to recognize constitutional carry rights for handguns (WVVA):

West Virginia will soon be among seven other states where residents can carry a concealed weapon without a permit.

This comes after West Virginia Lawmakers voted this weekend to override Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's veto on House Bill 4145.

The override on Tomblin's veto means that if you're older than 21 and live in West Virginia, permitless concealed carry will be law in 90 days.

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin originally veto'd the bill with safety concerns.

The West Virginia House and West Virginia Senate both voted to override Tomblin's veto.

On March 4, the state’s House of Delegates voted 64-33 to override Tomblin’s veto; the State Senate voted 23-11 in favor of overriding the veto the following morning. The law goes into effect on May 26.