Monday, March 7, 2016

West Virginia Legislature Overturns Veto, Makes State Constitutional Carry

Via Michael 


Just two days after the Governor vetoed a constitutional carry bill, both the House and Senate have voted to override the veto, meaning constitutional carry will be the law of the land.

West Virginia governor Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed the measure on Thursday during a large press conference with a large number of law enforcement officers from throughout the state.

That didn’t stop legislators from standing up for Second Amendment rights. The House moved quickly and overrode Tomblin’s veto the yesterday by a vote of 64-33.

With the House vote already in, the Senate voted 23 to 11 during a Saturday morning floor session, making constitutional carry the law of the land.


  1. Good job Mountaineers ! You really are free

  2. I love it when career politicians are forced to eat a turd. Anyone who thinks these Old Dominion politicians don't lick their finger each morning to see which way the wind is blowing might be interested in some ocean front property in Arizona.

  3. 64-33 isn't quite a two-thirds majority. What are the override rules in West Virginia?

    1. I didn't catch that as you are indeed correct. I'll check on it and thanks.

    2. I found this.

      The governor has the power to veto bills.[1] For budget bills or supplementary appropriations bills, two-thirds of the members elected to each house are required to override the governor's veto of a bill or line-item veto.[1] For all other bills, a simple majority of each house is required.[1]

  4. love the result, all citizens have the right to carry, open or concealed it's called the second ammendment.