WV bill would ease concealed carry of firearms
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.