Bill to Alter Some N.C. Gun Laws Heads to House Floor for Vote

From News 14 Carolina by Linnie Supall, April 24, 2013

Possible changes to North Carolina’s gun laws are up for debate at the General Assembly.

On Wednesday a subcommittee met to discuss House Bill 936 that would clarify and expand some state laws about where licensed owners can take their guns. The bill has also been named, Amend Various Firearms Laws.

It would increase penalties for certain crimes in which a gun is used. Supporters argue the bill protects the rights of law abiding citizens.

“We don’t know when we may to need to protect ourselves or when you may need to protect your family,” said Rep. Justin Burr.

Some of the amendments would:

• Make it a criminal offense for anyone to permit a child to access to or possess a firearm without supervision and parental consent.

• Allow a person who has a valid permit to keep a concealed handgun in a locked vehicle in a state government parking lot, have a concealed handgun in a locked compartment in a vehicle on the premises of a community college, public college, or public university.

• Allow a licensed owner to carry a handgun into an assembly where an admission fee is charged or an establishment where alcoholic beverages are sold and consumed, unless the person in legal possession or control of the premises prohibits it.

• Allow an employee of a public institution of higher education who lives on campus and has a concealed handgun permit to carry a handgun on the  employee’s residential premises and also keep the gun in the employee’s residential premises and also keep the gun in the employee’s locked vehicle in the parking area of the institution of higher education.

The bill will now make its way to the House floor for a full vote.

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