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CCW Permit Holder Foils Burglary Attempt

CCW Permit Holder Foils Burglary Attempt

Firearms owners operate under the assumption they should be prepared to use their weapon, if necessary, but hope the occasion never arises.  When Terry Robbins, a West Virginia concealed carry permit holder, was asked to housesit for a friend, his readiness with a firearm foiled a burglary. Robbins received a phone call from the homeowners asking…

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Concealed Carry Permit Reciprocity Changes 8/12/2015

Concealed Carry Permit Reciprocity Changes 8/12/2015

We've seen quite a few changes with reciprocity and recognition by states this week. We have updated our Concealed Carry Maps to reflect all of the changes but also wanted to put out an article so that everyone is aware of the changes. First off, Minnesota recently changed their law to recognized concealed carry permits…

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Latest Developments in Martinsburg City Building Gun Ban Lawsuit

Latest Developments in Martinsburg City Building Gun Ban Lawsuit

On September 6, the defendants in WVCDL's lawsuit against the City of Martinsburg filed an answer to WVCDL's amended complaint.  Unfortunately, just a few hours later, the court issued an Order of Abstention (the order was amended a week later to correct a clerical error), directing WVCDL to file a separate lawsuit in state court to litigate the questions of state law…

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Smith & Wesson M&P40 pistol

West Virginia State Police and Wyoming Highway Patrol Upgrade to New Smith & Wesson® Pistols

Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: SWHC), parent company of Smith & Wesson Corp., the legendary 159-year old company in the global business of safety, security, protection and sport, announced today that the West Virginia State Police and the Wyoming Highway Patrol recently chose to upgrade their current department-issued side arms with new pistols from Smith & Wesson. The West…

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West Virginia Citizens Defense League

HB 2346 Sidelined

I am happy to report that the leadership of the House of Delegates has removed HB 2346 from the House Special Calendar (the only active calendar beginning on Day 30 of each regular session) and is now on the House Calendar (which becomes inactive on Day 30).   NRA lobbyist Jordan Austin confirm for me…

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West Virginia Citizens Defense League

Anti-Gun Bill Passes House Judiciary Committee

Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee passed HB 2346, a severely misguided proposal that expands West Virginia's state law regarding when a person becomes prohibited from possessing firearms on the basis of a domestic violence protective order. The House Judiciary Committee passed this bill without prior notice to WVCDL. WVCDL urgently needs your help to stop…

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West Virginia Citizens Defense League

WVCDL-ALERT: Call to Action

From The WVCDL Newsletter:   The officers and board of directors for the WVCDL have done much to advance and defend our Second Amendment rights in West Virginia. However, our efforts are in vain without a critical component. And that component is your support. In the end, it is not Jim, Art, myself, or any…

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