Skip to comments.West Virginian Firearms Preemption Bill on the Move
Posted on 03/05/2013 4:54:26 PM PST by EXCH54FE
West Virginia --(Ammoland.com)- Outstanding news! As some of you may have inferred, HB2760 has cleared the House Judiciary Committee! The Judiciary Committee in the House is the historic graveyard of pro gun bills.
And this one is perhaps the most powerful pro-gun bill to pass this committee since we went shall issue in 1993.
What does this mean?
It means that YOU have made a huge difference. I was told by the Judiciary Committee chair today that our bill (HB2558) was combined with two other bills that touched on preemption. The result, and the intent of the Speaker of the house, Rick Thompson (D-Wayne) and Tim Miley (D-Harrison) was to create a rock solid preemption bill. And they did exactly that. This bill (HB2760) is a work of art. It completely preempts municipalities and counties from enacting firearms ordinances of any kind. It voids (after 90 days) any existing ordinances. If they enforce an illegal ordinance, it allows for you to receive court costs and attorney fees if you have to fight it in the courts.
I want everyone to know that this happened with a lot of support in the House of Delegates. HB2558 was sponsored by Delegates:
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I get the feeling that I’ll be moving back to WV.
Manchin, apparently, won’t let reporters bring up ‘gun related questions’ when he’s being interviewed. Well, I guess its time for him to reconnect with his fellow West Virginians to see how they feel about the matter.
It seems as though he’ll be turning his back on Nancy and Harry soon enough.
This same bill was left to die in Pennsylvania last Fall.I don’t see anyone putting pressure on Gov. Corbett to get this bill redone and signed this year. A bill like this would solve the problems of municipalities harassing legal firearms owners with illegal ordinances such as occurs in Philthydelphia all the time.
Anyone out there know what happened to Corbett on this matter?