This should drive Joe Biden nuts: instead of restricting the gun rights of North Carolina citizens, the NC House voted to extend them
(WRAL) State House lawmakers voted late Monday night to allow concealed weapons on college campuses, state property, greenways, bike trails, at sporting events and in businesses that serve alcohol.
Proponents of House Bill 937 says it protects and expands the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens while increasing punishment for those who use guns in the commission of crimes. It also requires more rapid reporting of mental health adjudications to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, in accordance with federal mandates.
Guns will not be allowed in classrooms. Local municipalities can no longer ban concealed carry or other gun restrictions, except on municipal property. The penalties for use of guns in crimes, including accidental discharge, have been increased, as have those for people who leave a gun in easy access to a child 12 and under. The owners and event holders at bars and venues are allowed to determine whether they will allow guns on property.
Obviously, Democrats and those in charge of the University of NC college system are having hissy fits, but
Sponsor Rep. Justin Burr, R-Stanly, said recent reports of campus crime illustrate why students and faculty with concealed carry permits should be allowed to have firearms locked in their cars on campus.
“This doesn’t allow them to carry in the classroom,” Burr said. “Please tell me why in the world we would want to prevent law-abiding citizens from protecting themselves.”
Oh, come on, Justin, coeds on campus should be just fine with rape whistle, as well as urinating or vomiting on themselves.
But, he makes a good point, one which most liberal gun-grabbers won’t be able to answer in an adult, thoughtful manner.
Democrats submitted5 amendments which were all shot down. The legislation passed on party lines, and will now receive a final vote on Tuesday. It should pass easily, though I expect more histrionics from Democrats.