Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

News Report on Three Pending Pro-Gun Bills in North Carolina

Friday, June 19, 2009

There still has not been any action taken on Senate Bill 928, the Castle Doctrine Bill, in the North Carolina House of Representatives.  This bill was referred to three separate committees, the first being the House Judiciary I Committee.  That committee is chaired by anti-gun State Representative Deborah Ross (D-38), and she appears to be unwilling to set a date for a hearing.  Please continue to contact Representative Ross and urge her to allow this critical legislation—which received overwhelming, bi-partisan support in the Senate—to be heard. Representative Ross can be reached at 919-733-5773 or email Deborah.Ross@ncleg.netAlso, please contact your State Representative and ask them to urge House leadership to bring SB 928 up for consideration. Your Representative can be reached by phone at 919-733-7928.  To identify your Representative, please click here.

House Bill 1132 was amended on Tuesday, making more improvements to the legislation, then carried over to Wednesday, when it was improved again.  It hen passed Second and Third Reading by near unanimous votes.  However, Third Reading was reconsidered on Thursday, due to some technical problems with the wording, and the bill was put back on the calendar.  This bill now states that if a Right-to-Carry permit holder applies to his or her sheriff for renewal of a permit within 90 days of the permit's expiration, and the renewal application is not approved or denied by the expiration date, the permit will remain valid until the renewal decision is final.  The bill also requires sheriffs to notify permittees when their permit is about to expire.  Finally, should a permittee fail to apply to renew a permit before the expiration date, the permittee may apply within 60 days following the expiration of the permit, and ask the sheriff to waive the requirement of taking another firearm safety training course.  The training requirement is currently mandatory for all new permits, even those recently expired.  House Bill 1132 is now scheduled for Third Reading by the Senate on Wednesday, June 24.  Please contact your State Senator and urge him or her to vote for House Bill 1132, once the technical issues are corrected, and oppose any efforts to water it down.  To contact your State Senator, please click here.

Our thanks go out to the North Carolina Sheriffs' Association for working with legislators on these improvements and to State Senator Eddie Goodall (R-35) for offering an amendment that made many of these improvements.

House Bill 473, which would allow magistrates with a Right-to-Carry permit to carry  concealed firearms into courthouses while on official business, has been having some difficulties in the Senate.  On Wednesday, anti-gun State Senator Ed Jones (D-4) attempted to amend the bill to allow only the carrying of stun-guns by magistrates.  The bill was pulled from the calendar and is scheduled to be heard on Tuesday, June 23.  Please call your State Senators and respectfully urge them to oppose Senator Jones' amendment and pass House Bill 473 without any changes. To contact your State Senators, please click here.

TRENDING NOW
Kentucky: Committee to Consider Firearm Seizures Without Due Process

Friday, November 15, 2019

Kentucky: Committee to Consider Firearm Seizures Without Due Process

On Friday, November 22nd, the Kentucky state Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary will consider so called “red-flag laws.” Though no legislation has been introduced, such laws usually allow for Second Amendment rights to be suspended ...

Joe Biden and His Gift for Gaffes

News  

Monday, November 18, 2019

Joe Biden and His Gift for Gaffes

When the Democrats who are seeking their party’s nomination to run against Donald Trump in 2020 start talking about guns, anyone who supports our right to keep and bear arms knows to be concerned. Of ...

No Protection for the Law that Protects the Firearm Industry: Supreme Court Passes on PLCAA Case

News  

Monday, November 18, 2019

No Protection for the Law that Protects the Firearm Industry: Supreme Court Passes on PLCAA Case

A law designed to protect the firearm industry from frivolous litigation is now in jeopardy thanks to inaction by the U.S. Supreme Court, which earlier this month passed on a petition to review a case ...

Sanders Burns the 2020 Democratic Primary Gun Control Agenda

News  

Monday, November 18, 2019

Sanders Burns the 2020 Democratic Primary Gun Control Agenda

As anti-gun as the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders have exposed themselves to be, much of the field still gives lip-service to the Second Amendment and the Constitution. Take for instance Joe Biden. The leading candidate’s campaign has said that ...

Trading Freedom for Safety

News  

Monday, November 18, 2019

Trading Freedom for Safety

“[N]othing is more important than ensuring that our fellow students feel safe,” explained the editors of The Daily Northwestern, the campus newspaper at Northwestern University. The statement was part of a lengthy apology published by the editors, ...

A New Candidate for Confiscator-in-Chief

News  

Monday, November 11, 2019

A New Candidate for Confiscator-in-Chief

Former Texas Congressman Robert Francis O’Rourke abandoned his run for President last week, once again leaving a void for the most strident anti-gun candidate seeking the Democrat nomination. Even before declaring his candidacy for President, ...

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered as legal advice or a restatement of law.

Strong Firearms Preemption Laws are More Important Than Ever

News  

Gun Laws  

Monday, November 11, 2019

Strong Firearms Preemption Laws are More Important Than Ever

Photo Courtesy of Jeremy Tremp In recent weeks, gun owners have been given two prime examples of just how important strong firearms preemption laws are to the vibrant exercise of Second Amendment rights. On October ...

Nevada: Gov. Sisolak Signs Anti-Gun Bill

Friday, June 14, 2019

Nevada: Gov. Sisolak Signs Anti-Gun Bill

Ignoring the constitutional rights of law-abiding Nevadans, on June 14th, Governor Steve Sisolak signed omnibus anti-gun Assembly Bill 291 into law.  Your NRA would like to thank the many lawmakers who stood with our members and ...

California: City of Carson Pushing Another Unconstitutional Resolution Targeting Lawful Gun Owners

Monday, November 18, 2019

California: City of Carson Pushing Another Unconstitutional Resolution Targeting Lawful Gun Owners

Tomorrow, November 19 at 5pm PST, the Carson City Council will be considering Resolution 19-186, which mirrors the failed attempt from September.  

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -

More Like This From Around The NRA

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.