Castle Doctrine headed to Gov, NC

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    Castle Doctrine headed to Gov, NC

    Bill loosening NC gun laws heads to Perdue

    RALEIGH, N.C. Legislators agreed Thursday to ease the state's gun laws to allow more access to concealed weapons and give gun owners more assurance that they can protect themselves or family members from an intruder entering homes, businesses and vehicles.

    The House voted 80-39 for changes to the Senate version of a wide-ranging firearms bill. Gun-rights groups and Republican lawmakers who control the Legislature and are more sympathetic to Second Amendment issues sought the changes.

    "This is not breaking new ground, so we'll be conforming to what other states are doing," said Rep. Mark Hilton, R-Catawba, the bill's chief sponsor. "We've gone too far to the left on these issues in the past and too restrictive."

    The bill now heading to Gov. Beverly Perdue also had support from a strong Senate majority, making legislation largely veto proof. It wasn't immediately clear whether Perdue would sign the bill, which passed as the General Assembly attempted to end its regular annual session by this weekend.

    The lynchpin of the legislation widely expands what's known as the "castle doctrine." It gives legally armed citizens the right to protect themselves against an unlawful entry. Current law may require the shooter inside the home to justify use of weapons with deadly force after the fact.

    The approved bill presumes that such weapon firing was lawful under "a reasonable fear of imminent death or serious bodily harm," and the shooter is exempt from civil or criminal liability. The presumption would go beyond the person's home to the workplace and the car if there was a carjacking. Prosecutors could still attempt to persuade a judge or jury the shooting crossed the line.
    Here is hoping she will sign it.
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    I hope she signs it or lets it go into law without signature. The veto proof votes pretty much eliminate the likelihood of a veto.
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    It sounds good. Good luck!
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    Good luck, hope it makes it into law! Delaware could use such a law.
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    It was weakened a bit over time. But it's a far better CD than the one we could not get out of committee last year. Plus some other perks like state park carry, bank carry, civil immunity for the CD, and some positive changes to the permit process. It's absolutely a step in the right direction.
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    Where are they at on repealing the asinine "Emergency Declaration" rule?
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    Congrats to NC...'bout time!
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    I was reading about this very thing on another forum.

    I hope she signs it before today is up! How long does she have to sign it until it automatically becomes law?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwalker25 View Post
    I was reading about this very thing on another forum.

    I hope she signs it before today is up! How long does she have to sign it until it automatically becomes law?
    It becomes effective December 1, 2011.

    That's the last line of the bill.

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    I finally caught a brief report on News 14 for it. All 15 seconds of it. Surprisingly they did not try to demonize (is that even a word?) the bill, as bad as they could have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herknav View Post
    Where are they at on repealing the asinine "Emergency Declaration" rule?
    According to NRA-ILA, that provision was struck from the bill. It remains the law.
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    Although this bill is a step in the right direction, many changes that need to be made failed to be acted upon this session (restaurant carry, parking lot restrictions by employer, no carry where admission is charged, etc.) I would have thought more from the first republican led legislature in 100 years. Maybe next year.....
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    Our whole CC law, was voted on by such a majority it was veto-proof.... and the Govenor vetoed it... and they voted again and over-rode the veto. "Sebellius"..... ugh.

    Good deal they are catching up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwalker25 View Post
    I was reading about this very thing on another forum.

    I hope she signs it before today is up! How long does she have to sign it until it automatically becomes law?

    IIRC she has 10 days to sign, veto, or it reverts to being law. Then it would become effective 12-1-11

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    Although this bill is a step in the right direction, many changes that need to be made failed to be acted upon this session (restaurant carry, parking lot restrictions by employer, no carry where admission is charged, etc.) I would have thought more from the first republican led legislature in 100 years. Maybe next year.....
    Actually, for their first shot at it they did pretty well. This is a much better CD than the one we could not get passed. They introduced all the bills we wanted. This one made it clear through both houses and HB 111 is still alive for the short session. Now what we need to do is make sure all the guys that worked on this go back next time, and send them some more support too. I want to see more changes too. But it's going to take maintaining the ones that are there and sending more pro 2A folks to Raleigh as well.
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    Looks like a no-brainer to me, but , then again its politics.

    Hope they will do the right thing, and make it law, and reinforce the honest citizens right to protect themselves, without the possibility of backlash, from the law or civil suits.
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