New Bill Would Allow First Responders To Carry A Firearm

CHARLESTON (WOAY) – A new bill being presented in the house would allow first responders to carry a firearm.

House Bill 2916- The purpose of this bill is to authorize supervising entities to authorize reserve deputies, ambulance crew members, firefighters, rescue squad members and emergency service personnel to carry firearms. It specifies the training required for them to be eligible to carry a firearm and allows them to be reimbursed for the cost of the training.

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