Gov. Tomblin signs gun bill


West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed the state’s controversial gun bill this afternoon.

His office just issued this statement:

“This evening, I signed Senate Bill 317 because I support our 2nd Amendment rights, and I also see the need for uniform and consistent gun laws throughout the state. I believe this legislation will give municipalities clarity for regulating firearms in their facilities.

I understand the concern of those who have voiced opinions about challenges within the bill related to municipally-owned recreational centers. I will continue to work with local and state officials to address those concerns.”

Commonly referred to as the gun bill, Senate Bill 317 creates uniform gun laws throughout the Mountain State by eliminating city gun ordinances. However, this bill has created a lot of confusion, in particular,the portion which addresses guns in municipal recreation centers.

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