NC To Honor All Othere States?????
I have been looking through NC HB 650 to note changes in the new law to add to the NC Page at Handgunlaw.us. The new Law contains the following section. What is in bold is struck through. I can't get the BC Code for Strikethrough to work here. So what is in bold is what is struck from the section. I read it as NC honoring all other states permit/licenses. But I have not heard one word from any NRA Alert, any article I have read or any post about the new law mentioning this. I thought something like this would be mentioned when they talk about this new law. Am I missing something as nothing I have read has mentioned this. Here is a direct link to the HB 650 http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions...PDF/H650v5.pdf
SECTION 22.(a) G.S. 14-415.24 reads as rewritten:
"§ 14-415.24. Reciprocity; out-of-state handgun permits.
(a) A valid concealed handgun permit or license issued by another state is valid in North Carolina if that state grants the same right to residents of North Carolina who have valid concealed handgun permits issued pursuant to this Article in their possession while carrying concealed weapons in that state. North Carolina.
(b) The Attorney General shall maintain a registry of states that meet the requirements of this section on the North Carolina Criminal Information Network and make the registry available to law enforcement officers for investigative purposes.
(c) Every 12 months after the effective date of this subsection, the Department of Justice shall make written inquiry of the concealed handgun permitting authorities in each other state as to: (i) whether a North Carolina resident may carry a concealed handgun in their state based upon having a valid North Carolina concealed handgun permit and (ii) whether a North Carolina resident may apply for a concealed handgun permit in that state based upon having a valid North Carolina concealed handgun permit. The Department of Justice shall attempt to secure from each state permission for North Carolina residents who hold a valid North Carolina concealed handgun permit to carry a concealed handgun in that state, either on the basis of the North Carolina permit or on the basis that the North Carolina permit is sufficient to permit the issuance of a similar license or permit by the other state."