Charleston is the only city in the program with such laws. It prohibits more than one gun purchase per month and requires a 72-hour waiting period after the purchase. Wells said that portion of the bill was the worst gun-related legislation this year.
"I think cities should be able to make their own decisions about things like that. For Charleston, that was a safety thing, it was good for the city, and I'd hate to see it leave," Wells said.
Hall thought it was "ridiculous" the portion was in the home rule bill, saying the two issues butt heads. But he agrees with removing the city ordinance, as does Delegate Rupert Phillips, D-Logan.
Phillips was the lead sponsor of the House legislation voiding local gun laws. He said his bill "got a bad shake" in the Senate. He pointed out many of the bills introduced this year were similar: Several would have nixed city laws, and many others would have voided federal gun regulations.
There will always be gun laws proposed in West Virginia, and in the Logan area -- locals call it LA, Phillips said -- everybody is pro-gun.
"When you take the guns from the good people, bad people ain't giving their guns up," Phillips said. "When the bad people decide to give their guns up, I'll give my guns up."
Phillips also thought most bills favored those who want fewer gun restrictions.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin pointed out that most of those gun-related bills didn't pass. He said he didn't have a problem with any legislation passed this session.
"We have a long history of being hunters and outdoors people in West Virginia, and I would hate to infringe upon that right that our sportsmen have around here," Tomblin said Saturday afternoon from his office.
"I think the debate will go on, probably in Congress, and probably that's where it should happen. So, you have common laws throughout the whole country," he continued.
Lawmakers agreed the debate would continue in West Virginia. Wells was particularly happy a bill allowing guns to be kept in vehicles parked on Capitol grounds didn't pass because he thought it opened the door to guns making their way into the Capitol.
Hall keeps trying to open that door: He's sponsored a bill to allow concealed weapons to be carried in the statehouse. He questioned security, noting the open nature of the building. People probably violate the law now anyway, he added.
"How do you know there's not 100 guns in this building right now? That's the whole point with this, you know? I guarantee you there are numerous firearms in this building right now," Hall said.
"Just from visitors, lobbyists, legislators, I'm sure there are some in the building. Reality will tell you that, you know? Because there's nobody stopping them, nobody checking their bags at the door, nobody's got a wand out to swipe people. There's no one here."
He thinks there's support for the bill but people may not want to actually vote for it.
Other gun-related bills passed this session include two measures allowing state investigators to carry guns; legislation allowing people to shoot guns within 500 feet of their homes if nothing else is nearby; and a law permitting some school mascots who use guns as part of their outfits to bring those weapons onto school grounds.