The West Virginia senate passed a bill that allows its citizens to carry firearms concealed without any kind of permit from the government. The issues is known as Constitutional Carry in that the only thing a law abiding citizen who is not otherwise disqualified from owning a firearm needs to be able to carry it is the existence of the Second Amendment to the US Constitution.
WV joins several other states that have done the same thing by recognizing that the existence of the right is the only thing needed to exercise the right.
No one should need a permit or a license or any other government approval in order to carry any firearm that the person is not disqualified from legally owning.
Yes, there are people who cannot own a firearm because they are felons or they are mentally ill. Those folks can have their rights restricted because they either have shown they are not to be trusted or they do not have the ability to understand and exercise the responsibility that goes with owning (and carrying) a firearm.
All others should need nothing.
WV is in the process of ensuring the people’s right to keep and bear arms, as protected by the Constitution, is not infringed.
No one has to jump through government hoops to exercise any other right and the same should be true for the Second Amendment.
There are plenty of states that have a lot of work to do in this area but it is good to see some of them leading the way.
Ever notice the places with the most stringent gun control suffers the most crime and the most violence (often from the very firearms that are “controlled”)? WV recognizes that criminals will not obey any law passed and that law abiding citizens should not be burdened with laws that do nothing to stop crime.
People should be free to carry or not.
That would make the country a much safer place.
Never surrender, never submit.