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West Virginia Overrides Gun Control Governor’s Veto For BIG Win

The lawmakers of West Virginia stood their ground in the face of Gun Control Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s attempt to ground the 2nd Amendment under heel.

The WV legislature had listened to their constituents and followed the constitutional principles this nation was founded on when they passed bill HB4145 that would do away with the Concealed Carry scheme that so many states are fond of.

The bill does away with the state’s current permit and training program to carry a concealed weapon in West Virginia for anyone ages 21 and older. Permits would be required for those between 18-21.

Essentially West Virginia would join the 7 other states that have acknowledged that the 2nd Amendment does not need  to be asked for in order to be exercised where Constitutional Carry is observed…at least once you are 21.

The bill also comes with a $50 tax credit for anyone who wants to get firearms training.

Enter Gov. Tomblin.  Surprise surprise, the gun controller governor who never met an infringement he didn’t like vetoed the bill on Thursday, March 3rd.

The House wasted no time and within 24 hours had overridden Tomblin’s veto.

The vote to override was an overwhelming 64-33.

On Saturday, the Senate joined in the action and also overrode the Governor’s veto by a count of 23-11.

Tyranny gets a smack in the mouth thanks to the principled men and women of the WV legislature.

Tomblin, not taking the smackdown with grace issued the following ad nauseum attack that the gun control zealots like to prattle on whenever liberty beats tyranny; blood will run in the streets, cops are put in danger, its the gun lobbies fault etc etc etc.

The Governor’s statement:

“West Virginia’s law enforcement officers have dedicated their lives to keeping us safe and helping us in times of need, and it’s disheartening that the members of the Legislature have chosen not to stand with these brave men and women – putting their safety and the safety of West Virginians at risk. It’s unfortunate that the concerns of officers from every law enforcement branch in the state, including the West Virginia State Police and university campus police officers, have been ignored by today’s action.”

Not for not, I couldn’t care less about the concerns of the officer’s.  I mean, at what point does their feelings on the matter have any business trumping my God given constitutional rights?

Is being a police officer a dangerous job?  Sure.  Last time I checked though, no one MADE these people become cops.  As such, if they think their job is too difficult or dangerous simply because the infringements upon law abiding citizens have been lifted maybe they should find other lines of work.

As for the Governor, hiding behind the police is rather a pathetic attempt to shift his motives away from being rabidly anti gun.

Tomblin likes to play fast and loose with the Constitution when it suits him.  He claims he is a Pro-Life supporter but then vetoed a bill in 2014 that would have made abortion illegal after 20 weeks…that’s nearly 5 months and HALFWAY for a baby to come to term.

His excuse for THAT veto?  That the bill raised Constitutionality issues for him and his legal team.

So he hides behind the Constitution to keep killing unborn babies but takes a metaphoric dump on the Constitution in order to keep infringing on the rights of West Virginians.

Tomblin is a con man who says what he has to to get elected in a conservative state then turns his back on the positions that got him elected.

In 2015 the legislature overrode his veto on the abortion bill.

And now West Virginians can rejoice that in 90 days they will become just a little bit freer thanks to the legislature overriding Tomblin’s last veto.

Constitutional Carry comes to West Virginia on June 3rd 2016.

Fortunately, Tomblin cannot run for reelection but I hope that West Virginians do a little more diligence in selecting their next Governor.

 

 

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