On Tuesday, 8/10/04, Governor Mike Easley (D) signed two NRA-backed bills into law. The first, HB 817, eliminates the need for valid Right-to-Carry permit holders from having to apply for a Permit to Purchase before acquiring a handgun. The second, SB 464, establishes an NRA license plate for North Carolina vehicles. We will soon have information regarding the process required to obtain an NRA Special License Plate in North Carolina, so stay tuned. And don`t forget to thank Governor Easley for signing these bills. Also, a Primary Runoff Election will be held next Tuesday for State Senate Districts 3 and 7, and State House Districts 27 and 67. Please go to the polls on August 17 and vote for those candidates who support our "Right to Keep and Bear Arms." And please be sure to encourage your family, friends, and fellow firearm owners to vote on August 17 as well. To find out more about the candidates running in these districts, NRA members can call the NRA-ILA Grassroots Division at (800) 392-8683.