Just a brief update today. After advancing out of committee, Knife Rights’ West Virginia Preemption Bill needs your help to advance to a full hearing. Preemption repeals and prohibits local knife ordinances more restrictive than state law which only to confuse or entrap law-abiding citizens traveling throughout the state. Thanks for Delegate Rupert Phillips for getting the ball rolling. Now it is our turn to help. Full details after the jump.
Knife Rights’ West Virginia Knife Law Preemption bill, HB 2209, sponsored by Delegate Rupert Phillips, has passed the House Political Subdivisions committee on a voice vote. HB 2209 now moves to the House Judiciary Committee for another hearing.
If you live, work or travel in West Virginia, please CALL or EMAIL the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Delegate John Scott at: (304) 340-3252 or firstname.lastname@example.org and politely request that he “Please schedule HB 2209 for a hearing as soon as possible.”
Use the SUBJECT: Please Schedule SB 2209 for Hearing
Then please EMAIL all the members of the committee and politely ask them to: “Please vote YES on HB 2209 when it is heard in the Judiciary Committee.”
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Subject: Please Vote YES on SB 2209
Salutation: Dear Delegate,
Paste these emails into your email “TO” line:
email@example.com, Barbara.Fleischauer@wvhouse.gov, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Kayla.firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
If you don’t live in West Virginia, briefly explain why you work or travel there.
HB 2209 adds “Knives” to West Virginia’s existing firearms preemption statute which was passed in 2015 due to the the work of our friends at the West Virginia Citizen’s Defense League and the National Rifle Association.