West Virginia Gun & Ammo Laws: A 2nd Amendment Overview for West Virginia Gun Owners

PLEASE NOTE: The laws which impact West Virginia gun owners are subject to frequent change at the local, state, and federal level so it's wise to consult an attorney or your local law enforcement agency before making any final firearms-related decisions. Our official policy on shipping ammo to West Virginia can be found here, whereas the information below is meant as a reference point only.

West Virginia State Constitution

"A person has the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and state, and for lawful hunting and recreational use."

Other provisions relating to the power of the people over government:

"Government is instituted for the common benefit, protection and security of the people, nation or community. Of all its various forms that is the best, which is capable of producing the greatest degree of happiness and safety, and is most effectually secured against the danger of maladministration; and when any government shall be found inadequate or contrary to these purposes, a majority of the community has an indubitable, inalienable, and indefeasible right to reform, alter or abolish it in such manner as shall be judged most conducive to the public weal."

"The right of the people to assemble in a peaceable manner, to consult for the common good, to instruct their representatives, or to apply for redress of grievances, shall be held inviolate."

West Virginia Gun Laws

West Virginia Gun Laws Overview (Source: NRA-ILA)
West Virginia Concealed Carry (CCW) Overview (Source: HandgunLaw.us)
West Virginia Gun Reciprocity (Source: Office of the WV Attorney General)
West Virginia Gun Reciprocity Frequently Asked Questions (Source: Office of the WV Attorney General)

West Virginia Hunting Rules & Regulations

Hunting In West Virginia (Source: West Virginia Department of Natural Resources)
West Virginia Hunting Regulations (Source: West Virginia Department of Natural Resources)
West Virginia DNR Electronic Licensing & Game Check System (Source: West Virginia Department of Natural Resources)
West Virginia Hunter Education Program (Source: West Virginia Department of Natural Resources)

West Virginia Shooting Ranges

Public Shooting Ranges in West Virginia (Source: West Virginia Department of Natural Resources)
NSSF-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source: NSSF's WhereToShoot.org)
NRA-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source: NRA.org)
All Shooting Ranges (Source: RangeListings.com)

West Virginia Competitive Shooting Clubs & Matches

IDPA Clubs (Source: IDPA.com)
IDPA Matches (Source: IDPA.com)
USPSA Clubs (Source: USPSA.org)
USPSA Matches (Source: USPSA.org)
USA Shooting Clubs (Source: USAShooting.org)
USA Shooting Matches (Source: USAShooting.org)
4-H Shooting Sports State Contacts (Source: 4-HShootingSports.org)

West Virginia NRA Training Courses & Fundraising Events

West Virginia State Firearm & Hunting Associations

West Virginia Gun Shows and FFLs

West Virginia Gun & Knife Shows (Source: GunShows-USA.com)
West Virginia Gun Shows (Source: GunShowTrader.com)
West Virginia FFL Holders (Source: FFLGunDealers.net)
NICS Firearm Checks by State (Source: FBI.gov)
West Virginia Mental Health Records Submitted to NICS (Source: FixNICS.org)

West Virginia Elected Public Officials

Congressional (Source: VoteSmart.org)
Gubernatorial (Source: VoteSmart.org)
State Legislature (Source: VoteSmart.org)
Statewide Officials (Source: VoteSmart.org)
NRA's Ranking of West Virginia Public Officials (Source: NRA-PVF.org)

West Virginia Public Finances and Personal & Economic Freedom Rankings

Gun and Ammo Laws by State

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