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State House passes bill to let first responders carry guns

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia House of Delegates has unanimously handed law permitting correctly educated first responders to carry firearms.

The Intelligencer of Wheeling reviews House Bill 2916 handed Thursday, and would permit emergency provider workforce, firefighters and ambulance drivers to carry firearms when operating in the event that they go a state police academy firearms route and handle that certification.

The bill, offered through Del. David Pethtel, D-Wetzel, would additionally save you executive companies from being held legally answerable for the acts of armed officers or first responders “if the act or omission was done in good faith” whilst operating. The bill additionally permits executive companies to reimburse contributors for the price of coaching.

Pethtel says the state Senate, which is able to subsequent believe the bill, killed equivalent law final 12 months.

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Information from: The Intelligencer, http://www.theintelligencer.net

 

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