Governor Manchin came through!

Great news, WV!

On Wednesday, March 12, Governor Joe Manchin, (D) signed Senate Bill 145, West Virginia’s “Castle Doctrine” bill, into law.  SB145 will permit law-abiding citizens to use force, including deadly force, against an attacker in their homes and any places outside of their home where they have a legal right to be.  It is clearly stated that there is no “duty to retreat” from an attacker, allowing law-abiding citizens to stand their ground to protect themselves and their family.  SB145 also protects individuals from civil lawsuits by the attacker or the attacker’s family when force is used.  Please contact Governor Manchin and thank him for preserving your Second Amendment right to self-defense.  The Governor can be reached by phone at (304) 558-2000 or email Governor@WVGov.org.

Now all that’s left is for him to sign the Pro-Gun, Pro-Hunting bill that is currently sitting on his desk.  See below…

On Friday, March 7, the State House passed Senate Bill 9 by a 90-6 vote.  Introduced by State Senator Billy Wayne Bailey (D-9), SB9 would mandate firearm and hunter safety education programs be offered in public schools for students in the eighth through twelfth grades.  However, it would not be mandatory that students take the course.  This is important legislation that will allow children to learn to hunt safely and ethically from an early age.  They will also learn how to handle firearms safely while hunting, while participating in sport competitions, or at home.  Completion of the course will enable students to obtain their hunting licenses.  SB9 will now head to the desk of Governor Joe Manchin (D) for consideration.  Please contact Governor Manchin and respectfully urge him to sign this critical bill.

Catch you on the flip side.

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