North Carolina: Conference Committee Continues to Debate Omnibus Firearms Reform Bill
July 19, 2013
Contact your State Legislators TODAY in Support of House Bill 937
As the omnibus Right-to-Carry reform bill, House Bill 937, continues to be debated by a House-Senate conference committee in Raleigh, your NRA continues to work with state legislators to pass the most comprehensive pro-gun bill possible this year. Both teams of conferees are committed to keeping intact the language that would, among other things:
· Allow Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) holders to lawfully carry their personal protection firearm into a restaurant that serves alcohol.
· Allow CHP holders to carry into a place where tickets are sold for admission.
· Fix the problem of anti-gun localities overstepping their authority regarding restricting CHP holders from carrying firearms into locally controlled parks.
· Allow CHP holders to transport and store their firearms in their vehicles when on the grounds of education facilities.
· Bring North Carolina in compliance with the standards set forth in the federal NICS Improvement Amendments Act (NIAA) of 2007—a critical mental health reform.
· Ensure the privacy of CHP holders by allowing access to the database of permittees only for law enforcement purposes.
· Remove the prohibition on CHP holders carrying their personal protection firearms during a parade or funeral.
· Remove the prohibition on using firearms with sound suppressing devices while otherwise lawfully hunting game.