Contact Your State Representative and House Leadership Immediately!
As previously reported, NRA-backed House Bill 650 was sent to the House floor for consideration, where a vote is expected to take place at any time. Please contact your state Representative and urge him or her to support HB 650 in its current form and to oppose any amendments to it, especially amendments that would weaken the Castle Doctrine and Parking Lot language. Contact information for your state Representative can be found by clicking here.
HB 650, introduced by state Representative Mark Hilton (R-96), originally focused on making a number of improvements to the Right-to-Carry (RTC) law, as well as improving the firearm preemption statute that prevents municipalities from enacting gun control laws more onerous than what has been passed by the state. A Proposed Committee Substitute (PCS) for the bill was approved by the subcommittee at a previous hearing, which greatly expanded the bill’s scope in a very positive way. The PCS includes a number of other issues, such as Castle Doctrine language, Parking Lot/Employee Protection language, Fraudulent Firearms Purchase Prevention language, and language to ensure North Carolina residents are not prohibited by state law from purchasing long guns in states that do not border North Carolina.
Please also contact the following key members of the House Republican Leadership Team and urge them to ensure HB 650 is voted on as soon as possible, and urge them to oppose any attempts to water down or kill this critical legislation.
Contact Information for the House Republican Leadership:
Representative Thom Tillis, Speaker
Representative Dale R. Folwell, Speaker Pro Tempore
Representative Paul Stam, Majority Leader
Representative Ruth Samuelson, Majority Whip