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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Universal Background Checks in West Virginia.’ Background Checks. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 18 June

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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…

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