- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Martinsburg City Council has given preliminary approval to four proposed firearms ordinances designed to bring the city into compliance with a new state law.

The law prohibits municipalities from enacting firearms regulations that are greater than those of the state and federal governments.

The Journal (http://bit.ly/1gFFtdo ) reports that council members approved the first and second readings of two proposals Tuesday. Two others received preliminary approval last week.

One allows concealed-carry permit holders to bring guns onto city-owned property that’s leased to second parties. Another allows permit holders to carry concealed guns at special events.

A third proposal prohibits any weapons on city property where city business is conducted. Another allows lawfully concealed weapons on city-owned property used for recreational purposes.

Final votes on all four proposals are expected May 8.

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Information from: The Journal, http://journal-news.net/