WVCDL Announces “Constitutional Carry” Senate Bill 347

West Virginia Citizens Defense League, a Firearms Policy Coalition affiliate organization, has announced the introduction of their sponsored Senate Bill 347. SB 347 would allow law-abiding West Virginians to carry without a license, while preserving the carry license program for those interested in carrying with a license in other states through reciprocity agreements.

From the release:

The WVCDL is pleased to announce that SB 347 has been introduced and has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

SB 347 is the WVCDL’s “WV 3-22 Carry”, generically referred to as “Permitless” or “Constitutional” carry. SB347 captures both the spirit and letter of the West Virginia Constitution’s right to bear arms clause, Article III, Section 22 which reads: “A person has the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and state, and for lawful hunting and recreational use.”

One major issue our bill addresses is the protection of the concealed carry licensing process as an option for any WV resident that would like to continue to take advantage of WV’s reciprocity agreements.

We would like to thank Senator Sypolt as lead sponsor along with Senators Beach, Blair, Gaunch, D. Hall, Karnes, Leonhardt, Maynard, Williams and Ferns for co-sponsoring.


For more information on WV 3-22 Carry, please visit our website at www.wvcdl.org/3-22.php

Art Thomm


The West Virginia Citizens Defense League (WVCDL), West Virginia’s largest pro-gun lobbying group, is a non-partisan, non-profit, all-volunteer, grassroots organization of concerned West Virginians who support our individual right to keep and bear arms for defense of self, family, home and state, and for lawful hunting and recreational use, as guaranteed by Article III, ยง22 of the West Virginia Constitution and the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.

WVCDL is proud of it’s accomplishments and remains the largest West Virginia-based gun rights organization.

The WVCDL seeks to promote legislation in the West Virginia Legislature to eliminate unfair restrictions on law-abiding citizens’ right to keep and bear arms and promote public awareness of the lawful use of firearms in self-defense.