West Virginia consider a measure to allow concealed guns without permit

West Virginia consider a measure to allow concealed guns without permit

After West Virginia’s governor vetoed the idea earlier this year, a push to let people carry hidden guns without permits is regaining steam.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin in March vetoed a measure making concealed carry permits optional. He cited safety concerns and an outcry from law enforcement. Republican state Senate President Bill Cole told there is enough support for the measure to revisit it in January.

in West Virginia, it’s allowed to carry a gun openly without a permit. With this proposed change, gun carriers don’t need a permit to cover their weapons with a coat. Some states let concealed firearms be carried without a permit.

If Tomblin vetoes the law again, the Republican-led Legislature would need only a simple majority to overturn the veto.

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