West Virginia State Firearm Data

State-by-State

Year: 2018
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West Virginia

18
State Gun Laws
No Gun Related Suicide Data
Available for 2018
No Gun Related Homicide Data
Available for 2018

Provisions for 2018

Provision Name
Provision Description
Current Status
Provision Name
age18longgunsale
Provision Description
Purchase of long guns from licensed dealers and private sellers restricted to age 18 and older
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
age21handgunsale
Provision Description
Purchase of handguns from licensed dealers and private sellers restricted to age 21 and older
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
alcoholism
Provision Description
Firearm purchase/possession is prohibited for some people with alcoholism
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
amm18
Provision Description
Ammunition sales not allowed to persons under age 18 for any type of ammunition (all firearms)
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
amm21h
Provision Description
Ammunition sales not allowed to persons under age 21 for handguns
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
danger
Provision Description
Firearm purchase/possession prohibited if person deemed by court to be danger to oneself or others
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
dvro
Provision Description
State law automatically prohibits domestic violence-related restraining order (DVRO) subjects from possessing firearms
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
dvrodating
Provision Description
DVROs are automatically prohibiting if the subject is a dating partner of the petitioner
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
exparte
Provision Description
Ex parte (temporary) DVRO subjects are automatically prohibited from possessing firearms
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
expartedating
Provision Description
Ex parte DVROs are prohibiting if the petitioner is a dating partner of the DVRO subject
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
felony
Provision Description
Felony conviction is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
incidentremoval
Provision Description
State law requires law enforcement to remove firearms from the scene of a domestic violence incident
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
invcommitment
Provision Description
Involuntary commitment (inpatient) is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
invoutpatient
Provision Description
Involuntary commitment (outpatient) is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
mcdv
Provision Description
State law automatically prohibits misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (MCDV) offenders from possessing firearms
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
mcdvdating
Provision Description
MCDV convictions are prohibiting if the victim is a dating partner of the offender
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
security
Provision Description
At least one store security precaution required
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
violentpartial
Provision Description
Firearm possession is prohibited for people with a history of a violent misdemeanor punishable by more than one year of imprisonment
Current Status
Current