Gov. Tomblin Vetoes Concealed Carry Bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (March 20, 2015) – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed Senate Bill 347, creating Firearms Act of 2015:

  “Throughout my career, I have strongly supported the Second Amendment, as demonstrated by my repeated endorsements and high grades from the National Rifle Association. However, I must also be responsive to the apprehension of law enforcement officers from across the state, who have concerns about the bill as it relates to the safety of their fellow officers. It also would eliminate the required gun safety training courses for those applying for a concealed carry permit. In light of these concerns and in the interest of public safety for all West Virginians, I have vetoed Senate Bill 347.”   To view Gov. Tomblin's veto message, click here.
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