The WVCDL is preparing its first legal fight in many years. Certain West Virginia Sheriffs are violating the law of the state and adding their own requirements for issuing concealed carry permits. This trend has been growing in WV, and spreading from county to county.

What does this mean?

West Virginia is a "shall issue" state. This means that if a Sheriff cannot prove in the time allotted by law that you are prohibited by state and federal law from carrying a handgun, he MUST issue the permit. When sheriffs are adding their own requirements, as they clearly are, this means we are "may issue." Which means the Sheriff "may issue" a permit, if he feels like it. This is absolutely unacceptable.

The WVCDL is in discussion with attorneys at this very moment, and likely will file suit against one or more Sheriffs in very short order. Lawsuits take money. And we are asking for your support. We have created a "Donate" button on our website. So if you'd like to support the WVCDL's legal fund, go to West Virginia Citizen's Defense League (WVCDL) and click "Donate."

Thank you, as always for your support of our constitutional rights.

I'd like to point you in the direction of WVCDL:

West Virginia Citizen's Defense League (WVCDL)

The West Virginia Citizens Defense League (WVCDL), West Virginia's largest pro-gun lobbying group, is a non-partisan, non-profit, all-volunteer, grassroots organization of concerned West Virginians who support our individual right to keep and bear arms for defense of self, family, home and state, and for lawful hunting and recreational use, as guaranteed by Article III, §22 of the West Virginia Constitution and the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.

WVCDL was formed by concerned gun owners who believe in our rights as law-abiding citizens to defend ourselves, our homes, and our families

WVCDL was created to fill a void left by the lack of a state-level organization in West Virginia lobbying the Legislature on behalf of our interests as law-abiding gun owners

The WVCDL exists to advance a pro-gun owner agenda in the West Virginia Legislature and at the local level

West Virginia Citizen's Defense League (WVCDL)

They also have a Facebook page:

$25.00 a year gets you an awesome shirt, member ID card, and discounts...

If you are in the Princeton, WV area, members only can get one (1) handgun a year at dealer cost plus tax to any member of WVCDL at Arredondo Armory LLC ...AND you will be eligible for further discounts for being a member.

If you are near Charleston, WV, Airtek Mechanical will give you a 10% discount on HVAC repairs or service, and they serve the Kanawha and surrounding counties.

Legislators look at size of the group, so the more dues paying members we have, the more clout we have. Check out the WVCDL website and Facebook page to see all their accomplishments.