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Bill to void gun laws in 4 W.Va. cities advances
wvgazette.com ^ | 8 March, 2013 | Eric Eyre

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.

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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.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: banglist; constitution; guncontrol; preemption; secondamendment; wv
West Virginia Grass Roots activists work to restore Constitutional Rights.
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