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West Virginia

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West Virginia

West Virginia ranks third in household gun ownership. The state falls within the “Weak Systems” tier of gun laws after recently weakening its gun safety laws, including by repealing the concealed carry permitting requirement and forcing higher education institutions to allow guns on campuses. State legislators should instead focus on enacting foundational policies — most of which the state lacks.

320 In an average year, 320 people die by guns in West Virginia. More at EveryStat.
#27 in the country for Gun Law Strength. (Same as last year). See why.

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West Virginia Governor Jim Justice Signs Dangerous Bill Allowing Guns On Campus; Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond

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