Thursday, January 31, 2013

NC Senate Bill 17: Concealed Carry Permits Validity.

Senate Bill 17 makes no sense to me. This is a step backwards. At the moment North Carolina has universal reciprocity. This bill would change that. It bars people people who have a valid concealed carry permit from another state from carrying in NC if that state is not their state of residence. These people live in states that don't have concealed carry or have "may issue" which is essentially the same damn thing. Their only recourse is to obtain a permit from another state that issues non resident permits. They still have to jump through all the background check and training hoops residents of that particular state. They proven themselves to be responsible citizens. So what's the problem?

This makes no sense from a GRNC 4 star rated legislator. State Senator Stan Bingham, said legislator, who proposed this change, should have to answer that question. Call him and ask him. Email him and ask him. If you are local to him, knock on his door and ask him. Do it whether you are his constituent or not. We need an answer. This bill needs to die quickly. Don't call just Bingham. Call your own representatives and ask them to drive a stake through this bill's heart.

Senator Stan Bingham
Phone: (919) 733-5665
Phone: (336) 859-0999
Email: Stan.Bingham@ncleg.net

I caught wind of this at Sean's An NC Gun Blog. He has the text of the bill and his usual on point commentary.