West Virginia AG Court Filings: Dismiss Gun Law Question

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The state attorney general says a court challenge should be dismissed over whether West Virginians can bring guns to city recreational facilities that hold school events.

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's filings Thursday argue the city of Charleston shouldn't receive court guidance on how to implement a state gun law. The Kanawha County Circuit Court filing says the city didn't describe a dispute with a third party, so the court can't offer advisory opinions.

The law lets concealed carry permit owners bring guns to city rec facilities, like swimming pools and after-school centers. Guns must be stored out of people's sight and access.

The city argues it's a felony to bring guns to school grounds or places hosting school events, so centers with school sports and educational programs should be shielded.