On Jan. 9, Delegate Cindy Frich of West Virginia introduced HB2832 in the West Virginia Legislature. The legislation would “create the ‘Firearm Protection Act’ that provides that any federal law effective after March 1, 2013 which attempts to ban semiautomatic firearm or to limit the size of a magazine of a firearm or other limitation on firearms in this state is unenforceable in West Virginia.” (learn more about the bill here)
STATUS – referred to the House Judiciary committee where it will require a majority vote to move forward to the full House.
YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED NOW. It doesn’t matter where West Virginia you live, take these actions today.
1. Call the Committee Chair, Tim Manchin. Strongly, but respectfully urge him to move this important bipartisan bill forward to a vote in his committee. A phone call has 10x the impact of an email.
2. Call the rest of the committee members. Again, be strong, but respectful. Urge each of them to take action to move the bill forward and vote YES on HB2832. If they do not commit to a YES vote, ask them why. If they’re undecided, let them know you’ll call back in a few days.
Delegate Manchin - Chair (304) 340-3252
Delegate Hunt - Vice-Chair (304) 340-3392
Delegate Ellem - Minority Chair (304) 340-3394
Delegate Lane - Minority Vice-Chair (304) 340-3275
Delegate Ferro (304) 340-3111
Delegate Fleischauer (304) 340-3169
Delegate Longstreth (304) 340-3124
Delegate Lynch (304) 340-3916
Delegate Manypenny (304) 340-3139
Delegate Marcum (304) 340-3126
Delegate Moore (304) 340-3189
Delegate Pino (304) 340-3170
Delegate Poore (304) 340-3106
Delegate Skinner (304) 340-3248
Delegate Sponaugle (304) 340-3154
Delegate Wells (304) 340-3287
Delegate Frich (304) 340-3125
Delegate Hamilton (304) 340-3167
Delegate Householder (304) 340-3274
Delegate Ireland (304) 340-3195
Delegate McCuskey (304) 340-3183
Delegate O’Neal (304) 340-3164
Delegate Overington (304) 340-3148
Delegate Shott (304) 340-3187
Delegate Sobonya (304) 340-3175
3. Call Back – any NO or UNDECIDED – in 3-4 days. Ask if they’ve had a chance to review the legislation and what their opposition might be. Comment below or contact us with any information you get.
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5. Write a letter to the editor Look up your local newspaper and submit a letter to the editor voicing your support for HB2832. It’s essential that West Virginia no longer help but actively oppose the federal government’s attacks on the Second Amendment. Passing HB2832 will start that process.