Constitutional Carry was approved into law via an override of Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s veto by the West Virginia Senate.
The West Virginia Senate voted to override Governor Tomblin’s veto on the conceal carry bill.
“In a 23-11 vote Saturday morning, the Senate voted to override the veto.
This comes just a day after the house voted to override the bill.
The bill now becomes law in 90 days.
The bill will do away with the state’s current permit and training program to carry a concealed weapon in West Virginia for anyone ages 21 and older. Permits will be required for those between 18-21.”
The battle over this bill continues to be intense. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg got straight into the fight in January to enhance lies about guns and the bill. At the end of January, nonetheless, the bill passed out of the House Judiciary committee and was innovative to the floor of the House. In the second week of Feb. 2016, the bill previously had passed the House and was later on passed by the Senate.Nonetheless, though Tomblin vetoed the bill, within less than 24 hours, the House made the decision to override that veto by a vote of 64-33.
Tomblin states that his veto ended up being due to fears of police officer essential safety. Unsurprisingly, he cares a great deal more for the safety of police than he truly does of the citizens he serves!
The governor supplied the following statement with regards to his veto. “West Virginia’s law enforcement officers have dedicated their lives to keeping us safe and helping us in times of need, and it’s disheartening that the members of the Legislature chose not to stand with these brave men and women . Who putting their safety and the safety of West Virginians at risk. It’s unfortunate that the concerns of officers from every law enforcement branch in the state, including the West Virginia State Police and University Campus Police Officers, have been ignored by today’s action.”
What regarding the courageous men and women who equip themselves when certainly, there are absolutely no police officers near and stop crime without having the aid of police? Do you in no way care for their own safety Governor Tomblin? The persistence of the men and women has paid off and people now love the freedom to continue to keep and bear arms in which is protected under the Second Amendment!