Removing Background Checks from Gun Sales in West Virginia

June 5, 2014 | posted in: Gun Laws | by

Individuals with a concealed handgun permit will no longer have to submit to a background check when buying a gun from a licensed dealer in West Virginia.

The Attorney General has ruled that the process of obtaining a concealed handgun permit qualifies as an alternative to a background check as defined in the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act.

Is it wise to remove a background check in this case? It could serve as an extra step that prevents an unauthorized sale to someone who produces a fake or stolen permit.