CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Jan. 16, 2018) – A bill introduced in the West Virginia House would prohibit enforcement of any current or future federal, state or local gun control laws. Passage of the bill would make West Virginia the freest gun state in the country and would effectively nullify all federal gun control.
Del. Pat McGeehan (R – Hancock) introduced House Bill 2138 (HB2138) on Jan. 10. The legislation would make all future federal, state and local statutes, ordinances, laws, orders and rules concerning firearms, firearm accessories, ammunition and their accouterments invalid and unenforceable in the state of West Virginia. The bill would make it a felony to attempt to enforce a federal or local statute, ordinance, law, order or rule concerning firearms, firearm accessories, ammunition and their accouterments that violate the state and federal Constitutions. HB2138 broadly defines what violates the state and federal constitutions.
All current and future federal, state, and local statutes, ordinances, laws, orders, rules, and any other actions which attempt to restrict, tax, or regulate the possession, use, discharge in lawful self-defense, transportation, purchase, acquisition, sale, transfer, ownership, carrying, manufacture, or repair of firearms, firearm accessories, ammunition and their accouterments contradict the true
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