Charleston Council Repeals City Gun Ordinance


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The Charleston City Council voted Monday night to repeal the city's 20-year-old gun ordinance.

Council members did this, in hopes that Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin would veto a law passed in the state Legislature taking away municipalities from regulating guns.

If the governor signs the bill into place, Charleston would not be able to control what government buildings guns are allowed in.

One of the major issues with the law is that it allows people with conceal carry permits to bring weapons into community centers.

Council President Tom Lane said he feels like the decision to repeal was forced on them by the Legislature, which passed a law that would not allow cities to make their own decisions about guns.

But Councilman Robert Sheets voted not to repeal the city's ordinance. He said he agreed with the Council that the governor should veto the bill in Legislature, but repealing the ordinance was not the way to do it.


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