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Challenge filed to 4th Circuit ruling

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey led five states in a motion for review of a decision made by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals holding that a pat down is permitted based solely upon a reasonable suspicion that an individual is armed.

“It is wrong to deem an individual dangerous solely because they are armed,” Morrisey said. “I respect the right of innocent gun owners to carry their weapon without the fear of being unreasonably searched.”

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