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Hey, I'm new to the site and was searching around looking at different topics when I came across a thread that ended in June or July discussing some new legislation in NC.

The thread stated something about a committee might try to kill it but the senate had already passed it? Does anybody have any updates on this? I have found North Carolina has some dumb CC laws, such as parades and funerals and paid admission events. Just wondering if anything was trying to be done about it.
 

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from Central Florida!

I understand that a NC permit allows you to carry in your home.:rofl:

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Welcome from Central Texas!!!!!
 

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Hey, I'm new to the site and was searching around looking at different topics when I came across a thread that ended in June or July discussing some new legislation in NC.

The thread stated something about a committee might try to kill it but the senate had already passed it? Does anybody have any updates on this? I have found North Carolina has some dumb CC laws, such as parades and funerals and paid admission events. Just wondering if anything was trying to be done about it.
Took my CHP class about 2 weeks ago. The way NC laws are written is ridiculous. In my opinion, the laws are worded in a manner which almost limits the person carrying a concealed weapon to his own property. WE were told you can't even have a weapon in your car if you are in the drive line of a school, we were told "drop your kids off then go back home and get your gun". Hospital property or any place deemed an educational facility is restricted in the same way.

I had 25 people in my class, and after the 8 hours of watching videos and listening to the instructor speed read through the little red handbook, the majority of us where left wondering why we were even bothering with paying our fee's ($190 class and permit application) for our CHP in the first place.

The only advantage I see in getting my permit was it allows me to transport my weapon without fearing that I will be breaking the ambiguous open carry laws on my way back and forth to the range. Our so called right to bear arms laws make me want to :banghead:
 

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All of the legislation that was aimed at improving concealed carry in NC got hogtied and died in committees. Make sure to write your reps and ask that they push for it next session.
 

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Take a look at GRNC's (Grass Roots North Carolina) website they track current legislation and provide alerts of pending legislation. They are our primary lobbing group working to pass legislation to rid us of some of the nonsensical provisions on the books currently. All of us in North Carolina should be members.

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All of the legislation that was aimed at improving concealed carry in NC got hogtied and died in committees. Make sure to write your reps and ask that they push for it next session.
Thanks for the info. What was the name of the bill so that I can reference it when writing my representatives?
 

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Deborah Ross (D-Wake County) is the one who held it up in committee. There are actually 2 bills she's blocked - one for restaurant carry, and one for castle doctrine. GRNC has that info, plus, it's been discussed here. Also, you might want to check out Carolina Shooter's Forum - I know it's been discussed there, too.
 

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Thanks for the info. What was the name of the bill so that I can reference it when writing my representatives?
There were several but here is one that was a consolidation of many.

North Carolina General Assembly - House Bill 1241 Information/History (2009-2010 Session)

You can search on the nc leg web site, just look for "concealed handgun" to get you started for the other bills. The numbers will change the next session so you can refer to the 2009-2010 session numbers when you write your reps.
 

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I carry everywhere I go except banks, liqour establishments, post offices, schools, and governemt buildings. I never see a sign prohibiting my carry elsewhere. I have never had a problem when stopped by LEOs. North Carolina may not be perfect, but it isn't all that bad either.
 

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I really HATE leaving my gun behind when I go to school. That's the place I feel like I may be shot!!
 

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I carry everywhere I go except banks, liqour establishments, post offices, schools, and governemt buildings. I never see a sign prohibiting my carry elsewhere. I have never had a problem when stopped by LEOs. North Carolina may not be perfect, but it isn't all that bad either.
Hey, consider my perspective - I used to live in California...
 

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Deborah Ross (D-Wake County) is the one who held it up in committee. There are actually 2 bills she's blocked - one for restaurant carry, and one for castle doctrine. GRNC has that info, plus, it's been discussed here. Also, you might want to check out Carolina Shooter's Forum - I know it's been discussed there, too.
I wrote Rep. Ross, However, I doubt my email will be read. Below is what I sent her.

Representative Ross,

It has come to my attention that you are prohibiting the vote on the Castle Doctrine (Defense of Habitation Law). Many citizens of this state feel as if the lack of a castle doctrine law is giving criminals a green light to carry out their illegal activities at will. Our police departments are not equipped to personally protect every citizen of North Carolina. Furthermore, It is unreasonable to believe that Law Enforcement officers can be everywhere at all times to prevent violent crimes.

According to the NC Uniform Crime Reporting Program, from 1999 to 2008, 42,257 violent crimes occurred. 23,012 of these crimes were cleared by Law Enforcement. That means that in an unacceptable 45.5% of violent crimes during this time span, offenders faced no responsibility for their crimes.

As a gun owner, I realize the great responsibility that comes with possessing a firearm. I never want to use my weapon against another person! I wish that there was no risk of violent crime.Sadly, this is not the case. It is my opinion that our current laws are detrimental to our God given right of self preservation.

I recently took the Concealed Handgun class. During this class, I was shocked to learn that our laws seemingly enable criminals to come onto or into our properties and take what they wish as long as they do not present a threat of death, severe injury or rape to my family or myself. This is absurd!

I am not asking for a license to kill! All I am asking for is our rights to stop a criminal from physically or financially harming our families to be recognized . Please allow the Castle Doctrine to be voted on! If due to your personal convictions you feel uncomfortable with casting a deciding vote on this matter, maybe this issue could be better addressed through a vote by the general public.

Thank you for your time!
Anthony Wayne Whisnant
 

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Great letter. Unfortunately, even if it is read, she won't care. She's an ideologue. The best thing we can do is get together and get her replaced - even if you're not in her district.
 

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Just sent a variation of AWDeanSr's letter not only to Ms. Ross but also both of the representatives from my district. Hope he doesn't mind.:smile:
 
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