SB 458 has NOT FULLY passed in WV, though several sites and memes are crowing it passed. QUOTE:
March 23, 2021 — the West Virginia Senate voted unanimously to pass Senate Bill 458, to protect Second Amendment rights during emergencies. It will now go to the House for further consideration. Please contact your delegate and ask them to SUPPORT SB 458.
Senate Bill 458 prohibits the state, government officials and agencies, or local governments from restricting the lawful carrying, sale, or use of firearms and ammunition during states of emergencies. The prohibition also prevents them from closing gun stores and shooting ranges, unless that restriction applies equally to all businesses. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many anti-gun officials around the country, at both state and local levels of government, took the opportunity to unilaterally suspend Second Amendment rights by shutting down gun stores and ranges. This bill protects the exercise of a constitutional right from such politically motivated attacks and ensures that citizens have those rights when they need them most.
Again, please contact your delegate and ask them to SUPPORT SB 458. NOTE: IT WAS ORDERED TO THE HOUSE on March 29, 2021 but no movement yet.
HOWEVER, Introduced February 16, 2021, another and excellent WV House Bill 2537 has not passed nor been voted on, if it ever will. It, among other things, preserves the right to keep and bear arms no matter what the Fed says. This is an important bill protecting our rights and NEEDS TO BE PASSED as it supports the US Constitution. In short, §15-15-3. Laws in derogation of constitutional protections are void.
SELECTED QUOTE FROM HB 2537:
(3) The limitation of the federal government’s power is affirmed under the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which defines the total scope of federal power as being that which has been delegated by the people of the several states to the federal government, and all power not delegated to the federal government in the United States Constitution is reserved to the states respectively, or to the people themselves;..... [OUTSTANDING STATEMENT, and 100% accurate]
..... (b) All federal acts, laws, executive orders, administrative orders, court orders, rules, and regulations, regardless if enacted before or after the provisions of this article, which infringe on the people’s right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and Article III, Section 22 of the Constitution of West Virginia, shall be invalid in this state, shall not be recognized by this state, shall be specifically rejected by this state, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this state.
SEE THE FULL BILL: http://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=HB2537%20INTR.htm&yr=2021&sesstype=RS&i=2537