Time is running out in the 2017 legislative session and two bills, House Bill 746 and House Bill 559, have yet to be taken up by the full Senate. It is imperative that you contact your state Senator TODAY and politely urge them to support the passage of both these bills!
HB 746, introduced by state Representative Chris Millis (R-16), would establish that carrying a concealed firearm without a permit is legal in North Carolina, just as carrying openly without a permit has always been. Additionally, HB 746 would make the current CHP system optional to allow citizens to obtain a CHP and take advantage of reciprocity agreements with other states. Further, it would eliminate the requirement that applicants for a Pistol Purchase Permit sign a notarized waiver to allow sheriffs to access the mental health records of the applicant.
HB 559, also introduced by Representative Millis, will remove unnecessary and arbitrary restrictions on hunting in North Carolina. This bill directs the Wildlife Resources Commission, which is tasked with managing hunting in the Tar Heel State, to study allowing the hunting of migratory birds on Sundays, with the goal of establishing regulations to allow such hunting. The bill also will expand where hunting can take place to include public lands. Current law does not allow for hunting of migratory birds on Sunday, and only allows Sunday hunting on private land.
Again, please click the “Take Action” button above to contact your state Senator and urge them to support both HB 746 and HB 559!