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W.Va. municipal gun laws likely to remain

CHARLESTON (AP) -

West Virginia Senate President Jeffrey Kessler says a bill that would eliminate municipal gun restrictions in four cities is unlikely to proceed.

The bill passed the House with overwhelming support and recent rallies have urged its passage in the Senate.

The bill has been assigned to the Senate Committee on Government Organization. Committee Chairman Herb Snyder said he has received threats related to the bill's passage.

Kessler said Tuesday that those threats were part of the reason for stalling the bill.

Kessler also says that the affected cities are resisting the bill. He says that if people want those city laws overturned, they should work at the local level to do that.

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