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Article 7, Chapter 61 of the West Virginia Code generally governs the possession and carrying of deadly weapons in our state.  Under W.Va. Code § 61-7-4, any resident of West Virginia who meets the non discretionary statutory qualifications shall be issued a license to carry concealed pistols or revolvers by the sheriff of his or her county of residence.  The license is valid for 5 years and costs $90 for both first-time and renewal applicants.  The license does not authorize the carrying of any concealed weapon other than pistols and revolvers--no knives, brass knuckles, etc.

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