Apr 21

A Legislative Look Ahead

During the past legislative session, I was vigilant in standing up and speaking out on behalf of West Virginian citizens and our families. Now, we finally have the opportunity to correct many of the problems that were created during the last 82 years of legislative leadership mismanagement, and to lead Mountaineers into a new era …

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Feb 02

The League of Liberty

  “Heroes for Hire”, a Christian group who works with children, were proud to pose with Delegate Larry D. Kump!

Jan 31

The Voice of “Reason”

“Individualist in the Oddest Place” by John Dentinger (a free lance writer in Los Angeles) Condensed from “Reason” magazine, “Spotlight”, November 1986 When he recently took up genealogy, Larry D. Kump was thrilled to find that he is a kinsman of Patrick Henry. The last place you’d expect to find Henry’s literal or spiritual descendent …

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Jan 17

Pumphandle, West Virginia News

It’s a slow day in the small village of Pumphandle, West Virginia. Times are tough. The streets are deserted. Everyone is in debt, and most of the local folks are living on credit. A tourist visiting the area drives through town, stops at the motel, and lays a $100 bill on the desk. He tells …

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“Do You Own Your Own Blood?”

Photo: Delegate Kump has introduced legislation (HB 4223, Judiciary Committee) to protect your 4th Amendment Rights in WV.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>In 2013 the West Virginia State Legislature passed legislation that allows a police officer to force you to submit to a blood test without a warrant.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Or give up your driver's license for at least 45 days!</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>This law was already judged un Constitutional in Missouri, and is a clear violation of your 4th Amendment Protection of your "person, papers and possessions" </p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>For if your blood is not your property, what is?
Delegate Kump has introduced legislation(HB 4223, Judiciary Committee) to protect your 4th Amendment Rights in WV. In 2013 the West Virginia State Legislature passed legislation that allows a police officer to force you to submit to a blood test without a warrant.Or …give up your driver’s license for at least 45 days!This law was already judged un Constitutional in Missouri, and is a clear violation of your 4th Amendment Protection of your “person, papers and possessions”For if your blood is not your property, what is?

Dec 10

About the West Virginia House of Delegates District #59 & the West Virginia Legislature

About West Virginia House of Delegates District #59 & the West Virginia  Legislature West Virginia House of Delegates District #59 includes precincts # 39, 40, 42, 44, 45, 46, 48, 52, and 55 in Berkeley County and precincts # 21, 23, 24, and 25 in Morgan County. Visit WV Secretary of State for more information …

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Nov 10

Working Together (with a Puppy) to Stay Independent

“Facing a declared Primary election opponent, I nevertheless have been persuaded to be a candidate for re-election as a Delegate in the West Virginia Legislature in 2014. This decision was made because of my firm conviction and personal passion to continue to be an independent voice on behalf of our personal liberties and responsibilities. Especially …

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Oct 10

A Straight Shooter

State Delegate Larry  D. Kump is a staunch supporter of the 2nd Amendment, and has sponsored the West Virginia Firearms Freedom Act, supports Constitutional Carry (means the 2nd Amendment is your carry permit) and will always fight to preserve your right to keep and bear arms.

Aug 10

Summer in the State House

Apr 18

Davy Crockett & the Sockdolager

When I just was a young sprat, the Walt Disney television show about the life of Davy Crockett, the hero of the Alamo, was the favorite of me and my pals. We all even persistently pestered our parents until they allowed all us to get and proudly wear coonskin hats. Much later in my life, …

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Apr 17

NRA, Cars, & Coal

The National Rifle Association (NRA), the West Virginia Automobile and Truck Dealers Association (West Virginia Car), and West Virginia Coal Association all have endorsed Delegate Larry D. Kump (District #59, Berkeley-Morgan Counties) in the Tuesday, May 13th Primary Election. (Early voting begins at local county voter registration offices on Wednesday, April 30th, from 9:00 AM  - …

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Apr 17

The Genesis of West Virginia

God was nowhere to be seen for six days. Finally, Michael, the Archangel, found him resting on the seventh day. Michael asked God, “Where have you been?”. God smiled with deep satisfaction and pointed downward through the clouds, saying, “Michael, look what I created!”. Puzzled, Michael asked, “What is it?”. “It’s a planet”, replied God, …

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Apr 11

Farmers, Hospitals, Business & Industry Agree!

The West Virginia Farm Bureau Political Education and Political Action Committee (WV FARM PAC) , the West Virginia Hospital Political Action Committee (HOSPAC), and the West Virginia Business & Industry Council  (WVBIC) all  have endorsed the candidacy of Delegate Larry D. Kump (District #59, Berkeley-Morgan Counties) in the West Virginia May 2014 Primary election.  Farm Bureau President Charles Wilfong has notified …

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Apr 10

Update on Berkeley County Council on Property Rights Testimony

April 10th Update: The Berkeley County received my testimony and individual councilors indicated support of my concerns. This issue is ongoing and will require determination and peristence. A grateful thank you goes out to those good citizens who came and spoke at the meeting. – Delegate Kump    The Berkeley Council has agreed to the request from …

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Apr 03

Legislative Review Proposed on Property Rights

The West Virginia Legislature did not resolve ongoing residential property rights conflicts and hardships during this session (HB 4007), but the issue continues to be a matter of concern and review. To that end, I have drafted and submitted House Concurrent Resolution # 133. This resolution requests that a post legislative session interim review by the …

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Mar 25

The Pander Problem

The following unsolicited testimonial recently was written by Dorothy F. Keys:   Have you ever noticed that, when the subject of politicians comes up, people immediately voice negative thoughts?   It may be that many seek political office for all the wrong reasons–power, prestige, personal agendas, etc. And when the less-than-sincere politician is exposed, we are quick to …

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Mar 21

West Virginia Gun Rights Endorsement

Dear Friends, It’s not often that the National Association for Gun Rights praises politicians for their actions. The truth is, many supposedly “pro-gun” politicians want to wave the white flag and just accept President Obama’s anti-gun agenda. But in West Virginia, thanks to your phone calls and emails, 6 Delegates took a firm stand for …

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Mar 20

Positive Logic vs. Chaos

A letter to the editor, as published by the “Journal” newspaper in Martinsburg, West Virginia: by David L. Woods Hedgesville, West Virginia I’ve long wondered how one qualifies to endorse any political candidate. Yet if one has visited all 50 states (while living in a scattered dozen), before settling for two decades in West Virginia, …

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Mar 19

The “Widow’s Mite”

During the recently concluded 2014 session of the West Virginia State Legislature, I joined seventy-four other Delegates in sponsoring various and sundry legislative proposals on a number of issues. This session, in particular, was one of conscientious concern about our individual and collective Mountaineer well-being, that occasionally even careened into contentious calumny. The principles of …

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Mar 14

The Right Stuff

Thanks Jodie. It really is a sacrifice, as well as a privilege, to serve. I worry most about just doing what’s right. Larry —–Original Message—– Dear Larry, …I think you found your true calling. Imagine – an honest politician! Jodie

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