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Legislative Victory!

Charleston, WV - Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 - As of last week, Governor Tomblin has signed every pro-gun bill that made it to his desk following the 2014 Legislative Session. Thanks to YOUR activism, SB317 (strengthening preemption) was signed into law despite Danny Jones' anti-gun campaign against it. In addition, HB4186 (which will allow for the WV Attorney General to apply to the ATF for NICS exemption for any CHL holder when buying a new firearm) and HB4431 (which protects those in possession of a firearm for non-hunting purposes like open carry or target shooting from being unnecessarily subject to game laws) were also signed into law.

With the Legislative activity over for the year, the WVCDL will begin focusing on the upcoming election. Be on the lookout for candidate ratings to be released soon!

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About Us

The West Virginia Citizens Defense League (WVCDL), West Virginia's largest pro-gun lobbying group, is a non-partisan, non-profit, all-volunteer, grassroots organization of concerned West Virginians who support our individual right to keep and bear arms for defense of self, family, home and state, and for lawful hunting and recreational use, as guaranteed by Article III, ยง22 of the West Virginia Constitution and the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.

WVCDL is proud of it's accomplishments and remains the largest West Virginia-based gun rights organization.

The WVCDL seeks to promote legislation in the West Virginia Legislature to eliminate unfair restrictions on law-abiding citizens' right to keep and bear arms and promote public awareness of the lawful use of firearms in self-defense.

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