Thursday, March 27, 2014

WV: Bill signed by Governor strikes down city gun bans; Mayor vows to fight

  West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D) signed Senate Bill 317, which expands gun rights in the state Tuesday. (Photo credit: Kenny Kemp/The Charleston Gazette)Charleston, WV Mayor Danny Jones is threatening to challenge the new law in court. (Photo credit:

A bill that eliminates city ordinances on carrying and selling firearms was signed into law by West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Tuesday over the objections of Charleston’s mayor.

Designated as Senate Bill 317, the act would require cities in the state to scrub local restrictive anti-gun laws from their books. The bill was widely received in the State Senate, where it passed unanimously, before soaring through the State House of Delegates by a 92-5 vote.

“This evening, I signed Senate Bill 317 because I support our 2nd Amendment rights, and I also see the need for uniform and consistent gun laws throughout the state,” Tomblin said in a statement. “I believe this legislation will give municipalities clarity for regulating firearms in their facilities.”

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