Friday, April 19, 2013

NC H956 – Regulate Ownership of Aggressive Dog Breeds

This bill would require a permit to purchase a Pit Bull [all flavors], Rottweiler, Mastiff, Chow, Perro de Presa Canario and wolf hybrids. To get the permit you'd have to undergo a background check by the local Sheriff, a training class, and obtain insurance. The permit would be issued by the Department of Insurance. The bill doesn't set the criteria under which a permit would be approved or denied. Whether this permit would be shall issue or may issue isn't addressed. In my experience whether dogs are aggressive is a matter of nurture not nature and truthfully I'm opposed on principle with the government telling me to do anything much less what breed of dog I can own.

This is nanny state bullshit. It also smells of an attempt to target certain demographics much like gun control did in years past*. This bill would also impact those with lower incomes unable to afford the permits and insurance. Again, it's targeting certain demographics. Maybe I'm jumping the shark a bit on some of this but, the nanny state requires opposition whenever it rears it's ugly head. This bill needs to die. Call your representatives and tell them what you want.

Sean has the bill's language here.

 *That's code. Figure it out.

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