Yesterday, Senate Bill 317, sponsored by state Senator John Unger (D-16), was heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee.  SB 317 was intended to be a statewide firearms preemption bill which would have brought Charleston and three other cities that currently have and enforce local gun control ordinances into uniformity with the rest of the state.  However, the Committee Substitute offered and adopted severely undermines the integrity of SB 317 and would be a major setback for law-abiding gun owners across West Virginia.

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