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North Carolina Update on Two Important Pro-Gun Bills

Friday, March 20, 2009

House Bill 269 and House Bill 270 were scheduled to be heard in the House Judiciary III Committee on Thursday, March 19.   


HB 270, introduced by State Representatives Mark Hilton (R-96), Fred Steen (R-76), Justin Burr (R-67), and George Cleveland (R-14), has been deferred to sub-committee for further discussion. HB 270 would eliminate the prohibition on Right-to-Carry permit holders carrying their lawfully concealed firearms into a restaurant that serves alcohol.  NRA testified in support of this measure, and we will work to ensure it is reconsidered by the full committee. 


HB 269, introduced by Representatives Mark Hilton (R-96), Justin Burr (R-67), George Cleveland (R-3), and Jim Gulley (R-103), has been held over due to drafting issues.  If enacted, HB 269 is intended to allow those with Right-to-Carry permits to carry their firearms in state parks.  This bill will likely be heard again once the drafting issues are resolved. 


Please continue to check your email and www.NRAILA.org for further action and updates on these bills.

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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.