West Virginia House Approves Permitless Concealed Gun Bill
West Virginia state house members approved a bill that would make it legal to carry a concealed gun without a permit.
Currently, it's legal in West Virginia to carry a gun without a permit openly, like in a holster.
This bill would let people cover up guns in public without a permit; for instance, under a coat.
People ages 18 through 20 would still need a permit and training under the proposal.
The bill also increases penalties for felonies committed with a gun.
It now heads to the state Senate.
Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed a similar bill last year over safety concerns from law enforcement.