The West Virginia Constitutional Carry bill, SB 347, has now passed the House. The vote was 71 to 29. This is a very comfortable, veto proof margin. The bill was amended in the House to raise the age for concealed, permit-less carry from 18 to 21, on the 11th of March. On the third read today, the 12th of March, it passed 71 to 29. The vote was both bi-partisan and sufficient to override a veto. 51 Republicans and 20 Democrats voted for the bill. 13 Republicans and 16 Democrats voted against it.
One of the Republicans who voted against it was Daryl Cowles, the House majority leader, from Berkeley Springs, District 58. Note that he is not the Speaker of the House, but the majority leader.
It passed the Senate 32 to 2 with a bipartisan vote that included 14 Democrats, on the 27th of February.