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West Virginia Information

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Headlines from West Virginia
  • Green Valley West Virginia girl, 7, shot and killed (5/29/2006)
  • Martinsburg West Virginia 14-year-old boy shoots self in head (8/5/2005)
  • Huntington West Virginia teens shot and killed (5/23/2005)
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    West Virginia Gun Laws
  • Quick summary from MSNBC, based on data from the NRA, HCI, and the ATF. Disclaimer.
  • More detailed information from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
  • State Firearm Deaths

    In 2003, there were 14 firearm deaths of children and teens in West Virginia, including 6 suicides and 1 accident.
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    West Virginia Resources

  • National SAFE KIDS Campaign
    Find the SAFE KIDS Coalitions in your state.
  • Statewide Resources
    Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. (POMC)
       Contact: Geneva Foster, jenvfstr@aol.com, 888-840-7662
    West Virginia PTA
       wv_office@pta.org, 304-420-9576
    West Virginia Safety Council
       info@wvsafety.org, 304-343-3171
    West Virginia State Police
       troopers@wvstatepolice.com, 304-746-2100
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    Gun Lock Programs
    To find a gun lock program near you:

  • Contact the State Resources (above) about gun lock programs in West Virginia.
  • See if West Virginia or your city is participating in Project ChildSafe and where you can get your free Firearm Safety Kit.
  • View our listing of Gun Lock Programs In the News
  • Contact your local police department.


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