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 Purchase||No||No|
|State Preemption of Local Restrictions||Yes||Yes|
(often encompasses the open carry permit)
The following is a list of imitation firearms in West Virginia:
West Virginia does not run, or fund any gun buyback programs.
West Virginia does not have an inheritance gun law.