West Virginia Legislature Passes Campus Carry, Sends to Governor’s Desk

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The West Virginia House of Delegates passed campus carry legislation by a margin of 84-13, sending the legislation to Gov. Jim Justice’s (R) desk to be signed.

WVNews noted the campus carry legislation passed in the West Virginia Senate on January 24, 2023, by a margin of 29-4.

The legislation will allow concealed carry permit holders to carry their handguns concealed on state college and university campuses.

There are currently 11 campus carry states in the Union: Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin.

On September 14, 2017, Breitbart News looked at the 11 campus carry states and noted that for all the hand wringing and apocalyptic warnings that gun controllers make when a state considers campus carry, empirical evidence proves that law-abiding citizens with guns on campus are just that — law-abiding.

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