SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 7

(By Senators Unger, D. Hall, Yost, Fitzsimmons, Beach, Tucker and Williams)

 

 

 

Designating the Hall Flintlock Model 1819 as the official state firearm.

    Whereas, The United States Constitution gives citizens the right to bear arms in defense of themselves and their country; and

    Whereas, No firearm has been designated as the official state firearm for the State of West Virginia; and

    Whereas, The Hall Flintlock Model 1819 was manufactured in Harpers Ferry by John H. Hall; and

    Whereas, The Hall Flintlock Model 1819 was adopted for use by the United States Army in 1819; and

    Whereas, The Hall Flintlock Model 1819 was the first breech- loading rifle to be adopted by any nation's military; and

    Whereas, The Hall Flintlock Model 1819 was still in use during the United States Civil War; and

    Whereas, The designation of such a state firearm would aid in the promotion of West Virginia history; and

    Whereas, Other states have designated an official state firearm; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Hall Flintlock Model 1819 be designated as the official state firearm; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Governor and the schools of this state.