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North Carolina: Right-to-Carry Confidentiality Legislation Overwhelmingly Passes House

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Today, the North Carolina House of Representatives passed House Bill 17 by a 97-20 vote.  HB 17, introduced by state Representative Justin Burr (R-67), would make information regarding permittees -- including those who have acquired a permit to purchase a handgun and those who have obtained a Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) -- accessible only to law enforcement.

This legislation is critical to protect the privacy of law-abiding gun owners in the Tar Heel State, especially given instances of anti-gun media outlets publishing information regarding CHP holders.  North Carolinians deserve the same protections that residents in 36 other states already enjoy due to Right-to-Carry confidentiality laws in place.

House Bill 17 will now go to the state Senate where it will be assigned to a committee for further consideration.  The NRA thanks all state representatives who voted for this critical pro-gun reform.


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