Bill Would Expand Second Amendment Rights in North Carolina

From The Charlotte Observer, June 11, 2013

The major gun-rights bill of this session was significantly altered in a Senate committee on Tuesday morning to do away with the requirement that people obtain a permit before they can buy a handgun.

The bill would also expand the places that those with permits to carry concealed handguns can bring their weapons to include all educational property, not just colleges and universities, if they keep it locked in their vehicle.

Still in the bill, which was approved earlier by the House, are provisions that allow concealed permit-holders to bring handguns into restaurants and bars that serve alcohol, unless the owners prohibit it, and prevent cities and counties from prohibiting firearms on greenways.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/06/11/4099240/nc-bill-would-do-away-with-handgun.html#storylink=cpy
Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/06/11/4099240/nc-bill-would-do-away-with-handgun.html#storylink=cpy
Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/06/11/4099240/nc-bill-would-do-away-with-handgun.html#storylink=cpThe bill would also expand the places that those with permits to carry concealed handguns can bring their weapons to include all educational property, not just colleges and universities, if they keep it locked in their vehicle.Still in the bill, which was approved earlier by the House, are provisions that allow concealed permit-holders to bring handguns into restaurants and bars that serve alcohol, unless the owners prohibit it, and prevent cities and counties from prohibiting firearms on greenways.

“We’re here to enhance our Second Amendment rights, which have been too long restricted by the previous majority,” said Sen. Buck Newton, a Republican who represents parts of Johnston, Wilson and Nash counties. “These are, by definition, law-abiding citizens,” referring to those with permits to carry concealed weapons.

The bill also increases some penalties for gun crimes, and expands mental health background checks. It also makes confidential records of concealed carry permits issued and records of sales of weapons.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/06/11/4099240/nc-bill-would-do-away-with-handgun.html#storylink=cpy
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