Guns

What Could Go Wrong?

Running-with-scissors
JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

The wild west is coming to West Virginia.

The West Virginia House of Representatives has voted to override Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's veto of a bill that will allow concealed carry without a permit or safety training.

The law, which does away with the permit and training program for people 21 and older who want to carry a concealed weapon, was supported by the National Rifle Association, but opposed by law enforcement across the state.

“West Virginia’s law enforcement officers have dedicated their lives to keeping us safe and helping us in times of need, and it’s disheartening that the members of the Legislature have chosen not to stand with these brave men and women – putting their safety and the safety of West Virginians at risk,” Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said in a statement Saturday.

Republicans say Democrats and civil rights activists are "anti-cop," but they're the ones voting to put guns in the hands of as many people as possible against the wishes of law enforcement.

  • Draxiar

    “The law, which does away with the permit and training program for people 21 and older who want to carry a concealed weapon, was supported by the National Rifle Association”

    The NRA is nothing short of a terrorist organization that has weaponized capitalism under the willful ignorance of the 2nd Amendment.

  • fry1laurie

    I wonder what the insurance industry thinks of all these new laws. And this affects everyone’s rates, not just the gun crazies’.

  • muselet

    So saying that law enforcement officers sometimes make mistakes and shoot people unnecessarily, especially when dealing with racial minorities, is anti-cop, but letting Larry, Darryl and Darryl wander around strapped isn’t.

    Uh-huh. Tell that to the cop who stops a car at three in the morning for DUI.

    I think I’ve said it before, but the Rs must have binge-watched Mad Max movies and thought, “Damn, Murca should look like that!”

    –alopecia

    • Draxiar

      And yet, even in Bartertown all weapons were confiscated.

  • Georgie

    Wow, no training, no permit, just carry a gun, this why we can’t have nice things America.

    • Aynwrong

      These people think the guns are the nice things.