WV bill would ease concealed carry of firearms

Published: Jan. 27, 2016 at 11:12 PM EST
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West Virginia lawmakers are considering lifting permit requirements to carry concealed handguns.

Currently it's legal in West Virginia to open carry a gun, like in a holster, without a permit.

A new proposed West Virginia bill would let people cover up guns without a permit in public --for instance, by wearing a coat.

People ages 18 through 20 years old would still need a permit under the proposal.

Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed a similar bill last year over safety concerns from law enforcement.