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April 2015

Court debates grammar, law; orders new trial for North Carolina woman in campus weapons case

April 24th, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. — This court decision required knowledge of both law and grammar. A divided appeals court in North Carolina ordered a new trial on Tuesday for a former High Point University student who was convicted of offenses for having a pistol and three knives in a car she parked on campus. At issue, in part: what[...]

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N.C. Senate gun bill allows unrestricted concealed carry

April 17th, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. — If Sen. Jeff Tarte gets his way this year in the General Assembly, North Carolina could have a new class of concealed carry gun permit holders who could take their firearms anywhere police officers do. Senate Bill 708, which would create the “Homeland Security Unrestricted Concealed Handgun Permit,” is among several gun bills filed[...]

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North Carolina Lawmakers Want You to Be Able to Carry a Concealed Gun Pretty Much Anywhere

April 17th, 2015

As the country continues to reel from the shooting death of Eric Harris by insurance executive-turned-reserve deputy Robert Bates, one North Carolina lawmaker wants to make guns even more prevalent. Republican State Sen. Jeff Tarte introduced a bill last month that would allow permit-holding gun-owners to carry a concealed weapon anywhere in the state that local law[...]

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TAR HEEL VIEW: Don’t deputize concealed-carry citizen marshals

April 13th, 2015

North Carolina could license a force of armed “homeland security” marshals if a bill pushed by a gun-rights group is enacted. The newly minted guardians would even carry badges. Even in gun-friendly North Carolina, this is going too far. Senate Bill 708 is titled “An act to strengthen homeland security by establishing the homeland security unrestricted concealed[...]

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Bill lifts gun ban at NC State Fair, allows DAs to carry in courtrooms

April 10th, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. -Competing legislation in the General Assembly is aimed at guns at the North Carolina State Fair, one of which would ease restrictions on gun owners who hold concealed carry permits. Last year, a Wake County judge declined to allow concealed carry permit holder to bring their guns to the State Fair after gun advocacy group[...]

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Gun permit bill clears another hurdle

April 22nd, 2015

After clearing a House subcommittee this week and gaining half of the House representatives as sponsors, S.C. Rep. Bill Hixon’s bill that would allow Georgia and South Carolina concealed-weapon permit holders to carry across the state line appears to be “on the fast track,” the lawmaker said this week. Hixon’s bill, H.3799, had 62 sponsors on Friday[...]

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Proposed NC gun law would allow unrestricted carry privileges

April 17th, 2015

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – Charles Robinson of Charlotte is a grieving father of a slain three-year-old boy. “Some guys were just arguing over something senseless and he caught a stray bullet,” said Robinson. He’s pleading for gun control after a recent bill introduced by North Carolina GOP Senator Jeff Tarte. Senate Bill 708, which would create the[...]

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Craig Hicks becomes symbol in gun politics

April 13th, 2015

Craig Stephen Hicks, the unemployed community college student accused of killing three college-age Muslims, almost instantly became a social-media portrait for questions about religious bias and hate crimes. Now the 46-year-old self-described atheist has become a symbol for gun politics, too. Opposite sides in the gun-control debate are using his case to bolster very different appeals for[...]

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Alabama congressmen back bill to make state-issued concealed carry permits valid nationwide

April 10th, 2015

WASHINGTON — Several of Alabama’s Congressional delegates are cosponsoring a new bill being introduced to Congress, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which would allow the concealed carry permits of any state to be valid in all states around the country. Congressmen Bradley Byrne (R-AL1), Mike Rogers (R-AL3), Mo Brooks (R-AL5), and Gary Palmer (R-AL6) are all signed[...]

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