The West Virginia House has overridden Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s veto of the Constitutional Carry bill, HB 4145, and sent the override to the Senate for their vote. Tomblin vetoed a similar bill enabling non-permitted carry in 2015, after the legislature had adjourned, when a veto override was procedurally extremely difficult. This year, it’s widely believed that the veto will be overridden . . .
HB 4145 passed the House by a margin of 68-31. The Senate passed the bill on a vote of 24-9 (largely across party lines) The Governor’s veto was overridden with a vote in the House by a margin of 64-33 with three representatives not voting. A simple Senate majority is all that’s needed to override the Governor’s veto.
Six states have restored Constitutional Carry to various degrees: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Maine and Wyoming. Vermont has had Constitutional Carry for its entire history.