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Posted on June 28, 2013
Please continue contacting your state legislators in SUPPORT of repealing permit to purchase
While the North Carolina Sheriffs' Association (NCSA) has caused delays in the passage of an omnibus right-to-carry reform bill, House Bill 937, the NRA remains committed to passing and enacting legislation this year that will dramatically advance the rights of law-abiding gun owners in the Tar Heel State. The NCSA is opposing H 937 based solely on the provision added in the state Senate that would repeal the state's outdated, inefficient process for purchasing a handgun. In order to purchase a handgun in North Carolina, one must pass a background check and obtain a “handgun purchase permit” at their county sheriff’s office. This permit is then presented to a licensed firearms dealer and the transaction can be completed. This archaic system creates a de facto waiting period for handgun purchases. One county is reporting that the process to obtain a permit to purchase can take approximately thirty days!
The NRA remains deeply committed to repealing the permit to purchase provision and is working with legislators to ensure this is accomplished. Because time is running short on this year's legislative session, however, we are also working to ensure the rest of the pro-gun reforms contained in H 937 are enacted this year.
As passed in the state House in May, H 937 sought to make a number of important pro-gun reforms including, but not limited to:
The Senate, through efforts led by state Senator Buck Newton (R-11), added to H 937 a number of critical reforms, including:
Taking into consideration the solid and comprehensive reforms contained in H 937, the NRA is working with state legislators to address the permit to purchase provision in a way that will remove the NCSA opposition to the bill, while both preserving and passing all the provisions in H 937, and still allowing the NRA the ability to continue to work to repeal the permit to purchase requirement completely. Our goal is to bring North Carolina into the 21st Century by utilizing the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) to ensure that prohibited persons cannot purchase a handgun from a Federal Firearms License (FFL) dealer, rather than using the outdated and flawed state-imposed handgun purchase permit scheme.
Please contact your state Representative and Senator and urge them to work with the NRA to pass the reforms in H 937, and to work with us on to repeal the handgun permit to purchase scheme.
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