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NC Concealed Carry Permit Holders to Get ExpandedRights

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by tulianr, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. tulianr

    tulianr Don Quixote de la Monkey

    So long as Gov. Pat McCrory puts his pen to it, a bill allowing North Carolina residents to carry concealed handguns into bars and on playgrounds will soon be law, reports the AP.

    The Republican-backed bill was approved by both the House and Senate yesterday, and would give concealed-carry permit holders the right to take their gun into any place where alcohol is served—this includes restaurants—as long as the owner doesn't expressly forbid it.

    Such weapons could also be kept in a locked car that's parked at a public school or university, and can be carried in funeral processions.

    Republican Sen. Thom Goolsby pointed out that concealed handgun permit holders undergo additional training and background checks. "They're the people we don't have to worry about," he tells WRAL.

    On the flip side, the bill also beefs up the penalties levied on those who violate gun laws, and didn't include a contentious provision that would have repealed the need for gun purchasers to submit to a background check.

    NC Lawmakers OK Guns on Playgrounds, in Bars - Concealed handgun permit holders poised to get expanded rights


    Unfortunately, they didn't do away with the requirement to obtain a purchase permit from the Sheriff's office prior to buying a handgun. I really wanted to see that go away.
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