Constitutional Carry Moves Forward In NC House

I’ll be honest, I’m not sure if I agree with this, at least in terms of not requiring a training class

Concealed carry permit bill advances in NC House committee

House lawmakers in the Judiciary 2 committee debated House Bill 189, otherwise known as the NC Constitutional Carry Act on Tuesday morning.

The proposed bill looks to allow anyone 18 or older, barring certain disqualifying offenses or events, to be allowed to carry concealed without a permit in North Carolina.

“This bill is the opposite of what people are demanding,” said Rep. Marcia Morey, a Democrat who represents Durham.

Rep. Laura Budd, a Charlotte-area Democrat, said she had received “hundreds (of calls, emails) in opposition and almost none in favor of the bill.”

Well, of course she did. Republicans won’t bother writing to a Democrat, because you know she’s against anything involving the peasants being armed. But, she does have a small point: are people asking for this? They weren’t clamoring against it, though. No one was really mentioning it.

“It creates an issue,” said Johnston County resident Greg Johnson. “Somebody gets upset, there’s a gun involved. Somebody gets hurt badly. It’s just something that I think creates more problems than it solves.”

“We consider this bill a threat to public safety,” said Jennifer Copeland with the North Carolina Council of Churches, which represents more than a dozen denominations. “We believe if you weaken gun laws on who, how, and where we’re allowed to carry guns — we will ensure that more people will carry guns and more guns will get stolen.”

First off, if you are carrying the gun itself it won’t get stolen. Interestingly, though, you have all these leftist organizations and people who are upset about relaxing the rules for the law abiding, but, never complain about enforcing the laws, and cracking down, on the actual criminals. Because that’s who Democrats support. Criminals.

“An honest, law-abiding citizen does not by nature become a criminal. And people that want to carry concealed lawfully are not going to suddenly become criminals,” said Andy Stevens, the director of the North Carolina chapter of Gun Owners of America. “The criminals don’t care about this law at all because, of course, they don’t follow it to begin with.”

Exactly. And this would make NC the 28th state with Constitutional Carry

Under current law, those who want to carry concealed must complete classroom training and qualify, undergo a background check, and submit fingerprints. Lawmakers in favor of HB189 said the concealed carry permit system would still be in place for anyone who wants one — such as in the case of North Carolinians who want to legally carry outside of the state in other states that currently recognize North Carolina’s concealed carry permit.

That last one’s a big one: if you want to carry in states with reciprocity you must have the permit. I’m trying to determine which gun I like best for concealed, and, once I get it, I’ll take the class and get the permit.

The question now is, are there are enough votes to override a possible veto by Gov. Roy Cooper?

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7 Responses to “Constitutional Carry Moves Forward In NC House”

  1. L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

    There are currently over 20,000 gun control laws in effect local, state and federal in the US. If we need more there is some major problem with law makers. ‘m tired of hearing how we need more gun laws from leftists especially one who either own guns themselves or who are protected 24/7 by men with guns. F’em.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Just a reminder:

    Second Amendment

    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

    What part of ‘should not be infringed’ do legislators not understand?

    The fizzucking Supreme Court got it wrong nearly a century ago. Without question, the most effective Arms to keep and bear for home protection are short-barrel shotguns! Brutally effective, easy to handle, with limited ability to shoot through the neighbors house or child’s bedroom wall. But the activist Supremes ruled them illegal!! Further, they have infringed your right to keep and bear fully automatic Arms which, by the way, the oppressive government DOES keep and bear!! The government, of which the Supreme Court is a part, wants to keep We, the People subservient to our elite tyrannical overlords!! Note too: The Supreme Court wears long black gowns – how long before they rule we must all wear dresses?

    States have no Constitutional right to make laws more restrictive than the U.S. Constitution Second Amendment.

    So of course, North Carolinians of any age have an absolute right to keep and BEAR whatever Arm they feel necessary to protect themselves and/or their family. In fact, ALL Americans have an absolute right to keep and bear whatever Arms they feel they need.

    We should rescind all laws governing firearms and start from scratch.

    Some pseudo-patriots want to mandate that citizens who keep and bear Arms should be forced to take Arms training classes – another obvious infringement (read the 2nd A above).

    Others want intrusive background checks. Magazine restrictions. Restrictions on buying and selling the ONLY goods specifically protected by the U.S. Constitution!!! A meth-head I know in Piedmont MO sold me his Glock 19 cheap while he does his time in Potosi, and I can sell it for $400. How is that the government’s business? Fortunately, here in MO I can sell it to another meth-head or gangbanger without a background check!!

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Rimjob keeps posting the same old shtick over and over and still doesn’t make any convincing arguments. But maybe he should be reported to the ATF. Anyone know his real name? Or where he lives?

      Bwaha! Lolgf

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        The cowardly DickBreath keeps posting the same old complaints and never makes an argument, convincing OR otherwise.

        Lil DickBreath knows our name and where we live. HE should report us to the BATF himself! What would you tell them, that I support the 2nd Amendment??? LOL

        Then again he claims he has proof pedophilia but hasn’t the balls to report us.

        Bwaha! Lolgf

        • drowningpuppies says:

          Oh, so you admit you knowingly bought a firearm from a convicted felon.

          Good to know, chubby.

          Bwaha! Lolgf

  3. H says:

    The 2nd Amendment clearly says “infringed”
    That means NO exceptions.

  4. H says:

    The 2nd Amendment clearly says “infringed”
    That means NO exceptions.

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