Local Gun Store Owner Speaks On Concealed Carry Bill

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The owner of a local gun store doesn’t expect an increase in sales if a permitless conceal carry bill is passed. 

The House passed a bill yesterday to allow anyone over 21 to carry concealed in most places.

Greg Gutta, the owner of Second Amendment Sport and Defense, said a new law likely won’t lead to new gun owners.

He said the law would eliminate extra training measures and fees necessary to carry concealed.

“The same individual can carry the same firearm as long as it’s open, but to be able to conceal that firearm, they have to go take a training course that they wouldn’t otherwise have to take, apply for a license, be licensed, get permission from the government, pay a fee, to be able to do that. That’s not necessary,” said Gutta.

The bill now heads to the Senate. Governor Tomblin has said he’ll veto any bill that could threaten the safety of law enforcement.

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