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Martinsburg to Take Up New State Firearms Law

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Cecelia Mason
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West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Martinsburg is scheduled to grapple with a new state law that prohibits municipalities from enacting ordinances regulating firearms.
 
The City County is scheduled to take up the issue at its Thursday meeting.
 
The city's legal counsel, Kin Sayre, says the legislation invalidated some portions of the city's municipal code, which now must be returned to the books.
 
This year, state lawmakers adopted legislation that restricts a municipality's ability to regulate where someone with a concealed carry permit can take a firearm.
 
The Journal reports that Sayre called the state law poorly worded and difficult to enforce.


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