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North Carolina Governor Signs Right-to-Carry Reform Legislation

Friday, August 24, 2007

On Tuesday, August 21, Governor Mike Easley (D) signed House Bill 573, the judge-carry bill, into law.  This legislation allows district and superior court judges who have a valid Right-to-Carry (RTC) permit to carry a concealed firearm into a building that houses a court of the General Court of Justice, if the judge is in the building to conduct his or her official duties. 

This NRA-backed pro-gun reform went into effect the moment it was signed into law. 

 

Our thanks go out to Governor Easley, as well as Representative Arthur Williams (D-6), Representative Dan Blue (D-33), Representative Julia Howard (R-79), and Representative Harold Brubaker (R-78), who were the bill's Primary Sponsors. 

 

Thanks also go out to NRA members who helped support this legislation by communication with their elected officials.

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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.