WV Senate passes Permitless concealed gun bill; measure heads to governor  

A proposal to let people 21 years old and up carry hidden guns without permits or training is headed back to Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.Senators passed the bill Wednesday by a 24-9 margin. It includes the House’s $50 gun training tax credit, which could cost $3 million.It’s legal in West Virginia to carry a gun openly without a permit, like in a holster.The bill would let people conceal guns in public without permits; for instance, by wearing a coat. People ages 18 through 20 would need a permit and training with live firing.Tomblin vetoed a similar bill last year over law enforcement’s safety concerns.

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