Skip to comments.Bill to void gun laws in 4 W.Va. cities advances
Posted on 03/09/2013 5:31:28 AM PST by marktwain
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A bill that would void Charleston's gun ordinances moved a step closer to passage in the West Virginia House of Delegates on Friday.
House members approved a second reading of the legislation (HB2760) in the morning without amending the bill. A final House vote on the bill is expected next week.
The measure would strike down county and municipal gun control ordinances, including those enacted by the city of Charleston in the 1990s, that are inconsistent with state law.
Opponents of local gun control measures have tried to get the laws in Charleston and other cities overturned in federal court. When federal judges told the West Virginia Citizens Defense League to pursue its case in state courts first, the group instead turned to the state Legislature.
(Excerpt) Read more at wvgazette.com ...
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.