West Virginia: Emergency Powers Protection Legislation Heads to House Floor, Multiple Pro-Gun Bills Introduced

Today, NRA-supported House Bill 2471, sponsored by House Speaker Rick Thompson (D-19), was reported with a substitute by the House Judiciary Committee by a unanimous voice vote. HB 2471 seeks to prohibit the restriction of the lawful possession, use, carrying, transfer, transportation, storage or display of a firearm or ammunition during a declared state of emergency. An amendment strengthening HB 2471 was adopted in committee by a voice vote, and would provide the same protection during a federal state of emergency.