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North Carolina: Update on Firearm-Related Bills in Raleigh

Friday, April 17, 2015

North Carolina: Update on Firearm-Related Bills in Raleigh

The NRA-backed omnibus pro-gun bill, House Bill 562, is still awaiting consideration by the House Judiciary I Committee.  This comprehensive reform bill seeks to make a number of critical pro-gun reforms, and we hope that it will be given a hearing soon.  Your urgent help is needed!  Please contact members of the House Judiciary I Committee and encourage them to take up HB 562 as soon as possible.                 

In addition to this legislation, a number of other bills worth watching were introduced this week before the official filing deadline passed.

House Bill 849, introduced by state Representative Brad Salmon (D-51), is a pro-gun bill that would create an exemption that would allow debtors to retain firearms valued up to $5,000.00, rather than have them be subject to the enforcement claims of creditors.  This bill recognizes the fundamental right to personal protection by ensuring citizens who have fallen on hard times, financially, will not be required to sell all of their firearms maintained for personal protection in order to satisfy their debts.  The exemption limits the number of firearms that can be retained to no more than two handguns and four rifles or shotguns.

House Bill 891, introduced by state Representative Jay Adams (R-96), is another bill that seeks to improve the issuing process for concealed handgun permits.

However, one of the most onerous bills seen in North Carolina in many years was also introduced this week.  House Bill 725, introduced by anti-gun state Representative Paul Luebke (D-30), is an all-out assault on your Second Amendment rights and personal protection.  Among other things, it would:

  • Repeal provisions of existing law that recognize the right to personal protection
  • Require individuals who have had their firearms stolen report the theft within an arbitrary time period, or face criminal prosecution
  • Require individuals to maintain liability insurance as a condition of gun ownership
  • Ban ammunition feeding devices capable of holding more than 15 rounds
  • Impose additional regulations on the transfer of firearms
  • Impose “safe” storage requirements for firearms

Needless to say, NRA strongly opposes HB 725, and we will be watching it very closely and will alert you if it shows any signs of movement.

NRA will be looking at a number of other bills that have been introduced to determine how they may impact our Right to Keep and Bear Arms.  Please keep looking for future alerts to see what you can do to help advance the Second Amendment in North Carolina.  In the meantime, please use the contact information provided below to contact members of the House Judiciary I Committee in support of HB 562.

House Judiciary I Committee:

Representative N. Leo Daughtry (R-26), Chairman
919-733-5605
Leo.Daughtry@ncleg.net

Representative Justin P. Burr (R-67), Vice Chairman
919-733-5908
Justin.Burr@ncleg.net 

Representative Darren G. Jackson (D-39), Vice Chairman
919-733-5974
Darren.Jackson@ncleg.net

Representative Dean Arp (R-69)
919-715-3007
Dean.Arp@ncleg.net

Representative Larry D. Hall (D-29)
919-733-5872
Larry.Hall@ncleg.net

Representative Jon Hardister (R-59)
919-733-5191
Jon.Hardister@ncleg.net

Representative Julia C. Howard (R-79)
919-733-5904
Julia.Howard@ncleg.net

Representative Linda P. Johnson (R-83)
919-733-5861
Linda.Johnson2@ncleg.net

Representative Grier Martin (D-34)
919-733-5773
Grier.Martin@ncleg.net

Representative Allen McNeill (R-78)
919-715-4946
Allen.McNeill@ncleg.net

Representative George S. Robinson (R-87)
919-733-5931
George.Robinson@ncleg.net

Representative Bob Steinburg (R-1)
919-733-0010
Bob.Steinburg@ncleg.net

Representative John Szoka (R-45)
919-733-9892
John.Szoka@ncleg.net

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