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July 2015

Lawmakers OK bill to change concealed carry regulations, background checks and more

July 30th, 2015

A bipartisan group of North Carolina lawmakers has passed a gun-control bill after overcoming attempts by conservatives in the House to repeal the state’s pistol permit requirement. The Senate passed legislation on Monday altering various firearms statutes, including concealed carry regulations, background checks and pistol permits. In a committee hearing last week, both the National Rifle Association[...]

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Data Shows Highest Rates of Illinois Concealed Carry Permits in Low-Crime Zip Codes — Not More Dangerous Chicago Neighborhoods

July 28th, 2015

This week the Chicago Sun-Times issued a report on the rise of concealed carry in Chicago. The report, based on an analysis of statewide concealed-carry permit data, showed that residents of high-crime neighborhoods and those with high numbers of police officers had been issued the most permits, not only in Chicago, but throughout Illinois. In terms of[...]

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Pee Dee weapons trainers, gun advocates disagree on permit requirements

July 28th, 2015

FLORENCE, S.C. – Several weapons trainers in the Pee Dee say that after a brief decline in the number of people seeking concealed weapons permits, course attendance seems to be on a slight upswing in recent months. The reasons for this, they say, aren’t exactly clear but may stem from recent high-profile shootings, such as the church[...]

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Legal loophole used to avoid NC concealed carry course

July 28th, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — More than 100 North Carolina residents a year are receiving concealed carry permits without taking courses that meet the state standards, Channel 9 has learned. According to Virginia State Police, 139 North Carolina residents received permits through Virginia last year. Virginia is one of a handful of states across the country which allow online[...]

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Man Who Rushed To Help New Jersey With Disaster Relief Now Faces Absurd Gun Charge

July 9th, 2015

According to ConcealedNation.org, a North Carolina man who rushed to New Jersey to help with disaster relief now faces felony charges for taking common-sense steps to protect his team of tower climbers. When Brian Fletcher mobilized his men to head up to New Jersey, he did what any law abiding gun owner in North Carolina would do[...]

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June 2015

House bill would loosen NC firearm laws

June 26th, 2015

Interest groups on polar sides of the gun debate applauded a gun reform bill passed by the N.C. House of Representatives on June 17. Legislators cut a provision that would have ended the state’s pistol purchase permit system in 2021 and another provision that would have allowed legislators and staffers with concealed carry permits to carry concealed[...]

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NC: Gun control wins, House folds on ending permit to purchase

June 22nd, 2015

Lawmakers passed a gun reform bill that would have eliminated the long-standing practice of obtaining a permit before buying a handgun – only after the provision was removed. The permit to purchase requirement, which mandates that would-be handgun owners first obtain a license from their local sheriff, was supported by gun control groups who have been pouring[...]

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