Kanawha County Delagate Introduces Gun Related Amendment
The bill before state lawmakers has stalled, and the gun debate has something to do with it. The House is considering a proposal already passed by the Senate that would continue what's been declared a successful experiment with home rule. This pilot program has Charleston and three other cities to cut red tape, reduce blight and improve their finances. The pending bill would allow additional municipalities to apply to join, but stalled after Delegate Patrick Layne of Kanawha County proposed adding language to repeal local gun control ordinances. Prior to this amendment, Layne introduced a stand alone bill repealing local gun ordinances, but the idled in the Senate.