WV: Tomblin Vetos Constitutional Carry

Mar 5, 2016 | 0 comments

You have to give West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin credit for Machiavellian use of power. He cleverly waited until the legislature adjourned, sin die, before vetoing the popular constitutional carry bill. The bill SB 347, would have removed some of the restrictions on carrying concealed weapons by those who can legally own them. It passed with overwhelming margins and bipartisan support in both the Senate (32-2) and the House (71-29). For a non budget bill, such as SB 347, simple majorities would have been enough to override a veto.Which is why the Governor waited until …read more