The needs of West Virginia's urban areas are different than those of its rural areas and those differences should be honored.
Furthermore, if consistency is the desire, why isn't the Capitol Complex included? Even if this bill became law, it would still be illegal to carry a gun there.
Finally, if you want to make gun laws consistent statewide, why not make them stronger, imitating Charleston's ordinance?
I live in South Charleston, where guns are not permitted on municipal property. I enjoy being able to patronize the recreation center and library knowing they are gun free.
It's working in Charleston, Dunbar and Martinsburg. Why change it?
The state Senate announced that it will not be considering this bill this session.
I am glad to know senators are not submitting to the threats of the gun lobby. I pray that none of the other legislation that would further loosen gun laws in West Virginia sees the light of day.