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Overview for West Virginia

West Virginia does not allow minors to possess or carry weapons unless they are traveling to or from a hunting site, are on family owned property, or are on property that the owner has given them permission to carry on. When hunting it is required by law, that all firearms in a motor vehicle be unloaded. During the night firearms must be either disassembled, or in a secure container. People carrying a revolver or pistol for self-defense while they hunt, or are in a vehicle, that are properly licensed to carry concealed weapons are exempt from this. People who have a Class Q special hunting permit for people that are disabled are also exempt, in some cases.


Permit to PurchaseDetails
Open CarryDetails
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Firearm RegistrationDetails
Owner LicenseDetails
Law Long-guns Handguns
Permit to PurchaseNoNo
Open CarryNoYes
Concealed CarryNoYes
State Preemption of Local RestrictionsYesYes
Firearm RegistrationNoNo
Owner LicenseNoNo

The Concealed Carry Permit

(often encompasses the open carry permit)

Offical Concealed Carry page for West Virginia.


West Virginia honors the permits of

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wyoming

West Virginia's permits are honored by

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming

Wisconsin (only if permit issued after 6/8/12)


West Virginia FAQ


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