Latest News, WVPA Sharing Gov. Tomblin vetos HB 4145 – concealed carry legislation on March 3, 2016 More in Latest News: Governor orders flags to half-staff today in honor of former W.Va. Delegate Charles Romine September 28, 2023 Two Jefferson County, WV, Commissioners refusing to attend Commission President’s special meeting, citing ‘illegal’ use of power September 28, 2023 Federal leaders call on Gov. Justice to end funding disparity between WVU, WVSU September 27, 2023 Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper shows a photo of a concealed weapon law enforcement officers took from a suspect in Kanawha County this week during Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s “veto ceremony” for HB 4145 – the concealed carry legislation. At perhaps West Virginia’s first ceremony ever for a Governor’s veto, Tomblin’ office was filled with law enforcement officers from across state who supported his veto action. This marks the second year in a row Tomblin has vetoed a bill that would have allowed the carrying of a concealed weapon without a permit in West Virginia. Photo by Don Smith, West Virginia Press Association.