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North Carolina: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills on the Move in the Tar Heel State

Friday, March 15, 2013

North Carolina’s General Assembly is now beginning to consider firearm-related legislation.  Several pro-gun reforms have been introduced, and the NRA is working with key legislative supporters to promote those bills that would protect our Right to Keep and Bear Arms and hunting heritage.

Next week, the House Committee on Judiciary Subcommittee A will consider House Bill 17.  This bill, introduced by state Representative Justin Burr (R-67), would remove the prohibition on Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) holders carrying a concealed firearm into any establishment licensed to serve alcohol.  In addition, this legislation would make information regarding permittees accessible only to law enforcement.  House Judiciary Subcommittee A is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, March 20 at 10:00 AM in Room 1228/1327 (there are two entrances) of the Legislative Building on Jones Street in Raleigh.  Please attend this committee meeting to show your support for H17.  If you cannot be there, please be sure to contact members of House Judiciary Subcommittee A to urge them to support this critical pro-gun reform.

Senate Bill 28, introduced by state Senator Stan Bingham (R-33), is similar to the provisions of H17 that would provide confidentiality for CHP holders.  This bill was heard earlier this year in the Senate Judiciary II Committee, although no vote was taken at the time of their hearing.  Please contact members of the Senate Judiciary II Committee and urge them to hear SB 28 again, and to vote in favor of this important protection of privacy for CHP holders.

Last week, state Senator Shirley Randleman (R-30) introduced Senate Bill 201, which would allow for the use of lawfully-possessed suppressors while hunting.  This pro-hunting reform is important to help protect hunters from hearing loss and increase accuracy and safety while hunting.  It will also help to reduce noise complaints during hunting season.  S201 has been referred to the Senate Committee on Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources, and while it has not been scheduled for a hearing at this time, it may be taken up very soon.  Please contact members of this committee and urge them to support S201.

The NRA will continue to work with state legislators on additional pro-gun reforms, including:

Senate Bill 27, introduced by state Senator Stan Bingham (R-33), would allow certain people designated as “School Safety Marshals” to help provide security for public and charter schools.  These individuals may be authorized to carry firearms after undergoing training that incorporates “the use of firearms in a crisis situation that may involve unarmed bystanders.”  S27 would allow a local board of education or board of directors of a charter school to designate individuals as “School Safety Marshals.”

Senate Bill 59, introduced by state Senator Ronald Rabin (R-12), is similar to S27.

House Bill 49, introduced by state Representative Phil Shepard (R-15), would prohibit employers from imposing restrictions on employees that would not allow the employees to store firearms and/or ammunition in their locked motor vehicle while parked on the employer's property.

Please contact your state Representative and Senator and urge them to work with the NRA to defend your rights as a law-abiding gun owner and sportsman.  One of our legislative priorities this session is the passage of a Restaurant Carry bill, such as H17.  Please be sure to mention this legislation to your state Senator, and urge her or him to encourage the introduction and passage of a strong Restaurant Carry bill in that chamber.

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