House bill allows guns in courthouses

The state House passed a bill Monday to allow individuals with enhanced concealed-carry permits to bring guns into courthouses.

Passage comes a week after a man was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for shooting to death another man outside the Madison County Courthouse.

State Rep. Andy Gipson, R-Braxton, who filed House Bill 571, said the proposal would prevent a judge from issuing an order to prevent a person with an enhanced permit from bringing a gun into a courthouse.