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Authorities respond to Gazette-Mail survey on permitless concealed carry

GIUSEPPE SABELLA | Gazette-Mail E.J. Smith, a firearm instructor certified by the National Rifle Association, keeps his concealed carry permit tucked in between his revolver and holster.

The following are responses to a survey sent to police officers and sheriff’s deputies throughout West Virginia. The survey was conducted to accompany an article on permitless concealed carry.

Each of the 29 respondents used their agency’s email, and the survey promised confidentiality to generate honest answers.

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