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June 2015

New gun laws need greater scrutiny

June 22nd, 2015

A bill moving through the General Assembly would allow legislators and legislative employees with concealed carry permits to bring their guns to the legislative complex, including the House and Senate floors. But when asked for his opinion on the idea, Jeff Weaver, General Assembly Police chief, didn’t know House members inserted that provision into the bill –[...]

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Applying the benefits vs. risk standard to guns in NC

June 15th, 2015

Following the death by poisoning of over 100 people from Elixir Sulfanilamide, federal lawmakers passed the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act in 1938 requiring manufacturers of pharmaceutical products to demonstrate safety prior to marketing. In response to the thalidomide birth defect tragedy in Europe, the act was amended in 1962, requiring manufacturers to demonstrate that the[...]

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Changes to NC gun laws heading to Senate

June 22nd, 2015

debate on a bill easing some North Carolina concealed weapons restrictions and streamlining pistol purchase permit applications with local sheriffs did little to change the final result. The House gave its final approval late Wednesday to the measure by a vote of 78-37 — the same margin when the chamber gave it tentative approval Tuesday. The bill[...]

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New NC gun bill still would end sheriff pistol permit system

June 8th, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. — A reworked gun bill in the North Carolina House would eliminate the state’s longstanding pistol permit application system in six years rather than three and place new limits upon sheriffs who issue or deny those permits in the interim. The House Rules Committee rolled out Tuesday the amended version the panel planned to consider[...]

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NC House panel narrowly approves updated gun bill

June 8th, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A gun measure that repeals North Carolina’s pistol permit application system narrowly passed a House committee Wednesday, despite opposition by Gov. Pat McCrory and the association representing sheriffs who approve or deny the permits. The rules panel voted 14-13 in favor of the measure, which also would authorize General Assembly members and staff[...]

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May 2015