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NRA-ILA Applauds New North Carolina Law

Friday, August 13, 2004

North Carolina`s Right-to-Carry permit holders are no longer required to complete an additional license application and background check before purchasing a handgun, thanks to a new law (HB 817) signed by Governor Mike Easley (D) and supported by NRA-ILA.

"HB 817 eliminates a duplicative requirement, making the process easier for permit holders and law enforcement," said NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox. "This law recognizes that Right-to-Carry permit holders should not be inconvenienced for being the most responsible and law-abiding citizens in North Carolina."

North Carolina Right-to-Carry permit applicants must pass an extensive background check and complete a firearm safety training course before receiving their permit to carry. Less than one percent of Right-to-Carry permits have been revoked for any reason in the 38 states with such laws. Despite the unfounded predictions of "wild west" shoot-outs from the gun control lobby, states with Right-to-Carry laws have lower violent crime rates across the board.

"I would like to recognize Governor Easley and the North Carolina General Assembly, especially bill sponsors, Representatives Mark K. Hilton (R-88) and Wayne Sexton, Sr. (R-66), for their efforts. Also, a special thanks is extended to the gun owners and NRA members who wrote and called in support of this legislation," concluded Cox.

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NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.