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State of West Virginia. 2012 ‘W. Va. Code § 61-7-10(d), etc..’ Firearms Law Database - Private Sales in West Virginia. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 3 January
Private Sales in West Virginia
Private firearms transfers (i.e., transfers by individuals who are not licensed dealers) are not subject to a background check requirement in West Virginia. No person may knowingly sell, rent, give or lend a firearm to a person prohibited by federal or state law from possessing firearms.
West Virginia prohibits any person from publicly displaying or offering for sale or rent any firearm or ammunition where a passerby on a street, road or alley can see it.
Moreover, any person who gives or sells to any patient legally committed to a state hospital, whether on the hospital premises or elsewhere, any firearm, is criminally liable for a misdemeanor.
Finally, any person who gives or sells, or aids or abets any other person to give or sell, to any young person in a state youth correctional facility, whether on the premises of such institution or otherwise, any firearm, is criminally liable for a misdemeanor…