Maybe I should just start a "new in NC thread." It's being introduced tomorrow. This is the house bill. Gonna see if there is a companion for the senate.
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ALLOW PERSONS WITH CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMITS TO
PROTECT THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES IN RESTAURANTS AND TO ALLOW A CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMITEE TO CARRY A HANDGUN IN A PARK.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts: SECTION 1. G.S. 14-269.3(b) is amended by adding a new subdivision to read:
GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA SESSION 2011
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Handgun Permit Valid in Parks & Restaurants. (Public)
A person on the premises of an establishment that is a restaurant under G.S. 18B-1000(2) or G.S. 18B-1000(6), provided the person has a valid concealed handgun permit under Article 54B of Chapter 14 of the General Statutes."
SECTION 2. G.S. 14-415.23 reads as rewritten: "§ 14-415.23. Statewide uniformity.
It is the intent of the General Assembly to prescribe a uniform system for the regulation of legally carrying a concealed handgun. To insure uniformity, no political subdivisions, boards, or agencies of the State nor any county, city, municipality, municipal corporation, town, township, village, nor any department or agency thereof, may enact ordinances, rules, or regulations concerning legally carrying a concealed handgun. A unit of local government may adopt an ordinance to permit the posting of a prohibition against carrying a concealed handgun, in accordance with G.S.14-415.11(c), on local government buildings, their appurtenant premises, and parks.buildings and their appurtenant premises."