Reader Drew W. writes:
Hey guys, I’ve been a long time reader a huge fan on the site. It’s a shame the direction that a lot of slave states are going with the multitude of gun laws that are successfully and idiotically being passed. But I’m here to shine a light on a state doing it right — Good ol’ North Carolina. When a lot of states are going backwards, NC is going forward . . .
Gov. McCrory signed House Bill 937 into law today. It may not seem like a big deal to some states, but to us North Carolinians, it’s a big deal. It seems like the most pro-gun bill that’s been passed recently. It’s refreshing to see that our state has taken something good away from Aurora and Newtown by letting legally license CHP holders to carry in places that charge admission (movie theaters) and also allows for carrying in your car on school property.
If these laws had been enacted in Colorado and Connecticut at the time of their tragic shootings, maybe someone would have been able to intervene. And I’d just like to point out, as a 22 year old college student, I’m extremely pleased that I can now carry on campus and leave my gun securely locked in my car, carry into a movie theater, restaurant, or a damn state park if I so chose.
Anyway, I’d just like to let you guys know about the just just in case you didn’t already. Here are the provisions of the law that will go into effect Oct. 1, 2013:
- Allows Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) holders to lawfully carry their personal protection firearm into a restaurant that serves alcohol, provided they do not consume alcohol.
- Removes the prohibition on CHP holders from carrying into a place where tickets are sold for admission.
- Fixes the problem of anti-gun localities overstepping their authority regarding restricting CHP holders from carrying firearms into locally controlled parks.
- Allows CHP holders to transport their personal protection handguns in their motor vehicle while on all school property, as well as allow them to store those handguns in their locked vehicles while parked on school property.
- Ensures the privacy of CHP holders by allowing access to the database of permittees only for law enforcement purposes.
- Removes the prohibition on CHP holders carrying their personal protection firearms during a parade or funeral.
- Brings North Carolina in compliance with the standards set forth in the federal NICS Improvement Amendments Act (NIAA) of 2007—a critical mental health reform.
- Removes the prohibition on using firearms with sound suppressing devices while otherwise lawfully hunting game.
Really hoping you guys could do an article on this and maybe it will encourage readers from other states to get out and contact their representatives.