State of West Virginia secondary Archives: on Gun Control
Don't require permit and training for concealed carry
Kessler voted in favor of a bill that eliminated the requirement for a
permit and training before a person can carry a concealed weapon.
Source: W.V. MetroNews on 2016 West Virginia gubernatorial race
Jun 23, 2015
Freedom to carry AND freedom to marry
I don't fit the narrow mold of most political commentators. They just don't know what to make of me.
I'm for limited government and free enterprise; I'm also for peace and civil liberties; I support the freedom to marry as well as the
freedom to carry. I believe in "live and let live." I'm for limited government and free enterprise; I'm also for peace and civil liberties; I support the freedom to marry as well as the freedom to carry. I believe in "live and let live."
Source: Charleston Daily Mail on 2014 West Virginia Senate race
Aug 12, 2014
Vehemently disagrees with Obama administration on gun rights
At a women-focused Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee [fundraiser event], First Lady Michelle Obama noted that ObamaCare narrowly passed and gun control legislation was defeated by a narrow margin, which is why "it is critical that we
elect Michelle Nunn, Alison Grimes (and) Natalie Tennant."
"It is critical because we all know that it's not enough to elect Barack Obama President if we don't give him a Congress that will help him keep moving this country forward. We know that now.
We've experienced it," the First Lady said. That's an applause line in Manhattan, but not so much in Mingo County.
When I asked the Tennant campaign for her reaction to Obama's comments, a spokeswoman said, "Natalie Tennant has been clear
that she is an independent voice who vehemently disagrees with the administration on a number of issues that are important to West Virginians, including gun rights, supporting the coal industry and the roll out of the Affordable Care Act."
Source: West Virginia MetroNews on 2014 West Virginia Senate race
Nov 20, 2013
Joe Manchin III:
Vetoed restrictions on automatic weapon sales
Gov. Manchin vetoed Senate Bill No. 515, which stated:
Source: West Virginia voting records: gubernatorial vetoes
Apr 6, 2010
- A person may not publicly display and offer for rent or sale, any deadly weapon. machine gun, submachine gun or other fully automatic weapon, any rifle, shotgun or ammunition for same.
Any person convicted shall be fined not more than $5,000 or confined for not more than one year.
- A person may not knowingly sell, rent, or lend any firearm or ammunition to a person prohibited from possessing firearms in applicable federal law.
Bearing arms is an individual right
Wolfe indicates support of the following principles regarding guns.
Source: West Virginia Congressional 2008 Political Courage Test
Aug 8, 2008
- Allow individuals to carry concealed guns.
- Greatly decrease restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
Wolfe adds, “I believe that the right to keep and bear arms is an individual right, just like the freedom of speech or religion.”
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