NC Sheriff’s Association Attempting to Remove Pro-Gun Provision from Omnibus Bill

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Raleigh, NC -(AmmoLand.com)- The North Carolina Sheriffs' Association (NCSA) is working overtime to defeat NRA’s efforts to eliminate the current Pistol Purchase Permit system that allows sheriffs to use arbitrary, personal discretion when determining who may lawfully purchase a handgun.

This provision would replace the flawed system with the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). NICS is used in the majority of the country, and is a far more efficient, consistent system than what North Carolina sheriffs utilize.

The NCSA is asking all 100 North Carolina sheriffs to contact state Representatives and urge them to support an amendment that may be offered by state Representative Allan McNeil (R-78) which would remove this important pro-gun provision from House Bill 562.

It is important that you contact your Sheriff TODAY, and ask him or her to support the Second Amendment and law-abiding gun owners. Urge your Sheriff to support replacing the Pistol Purchase Permit system with the far more efficient and consistent NICS system that is utilized in the majority of the country.

Contact information for your Sheriff’s office can be located here. Be sure to ask for your sheriff's position on replacing the Pistol Purchase Permit system with NICS, and let us know what you are told by calling us at (703) 267-1170, toll-free at (800) 392-8683 or by emailing us at [email protected].

About North Carolina Sheriffs' Association, Inc.

The mission of the North Carolina Sheriffs' Association, Inc. is to serve as the statewide voice to protect, promote, preserve, and enhance the Office of Sheriff in North Carolina through education, training, and legislative initiatives that increase public safety and protect the rights of the citizens of North Carolina.

For more information, visit: www.NCSheriffs.org.

  • 4 thoughts on “NC Sheriff’s Association Attempting to Remove Pro-Gun Provision from Omnibus Bill

    1. This article is very confusing. It could use some clarity.
      It says: “The NCSA is asking all 100 North Carolina sheriffs to contact state Representatives and urge them to support an amendment that may be offered by state Representative Allan McNeil (R-78) which would remove this important pro-gun provision from House Bill 562.

      It is important that you contact your Sheriff TODAY, and ask him or her to support the Second Amendment and law-abiding gun owners. Urge your Sheriff to support replacing the Pistol Purchase Permit system with the far more efficient and consistent NICS system that is utilized in the majority of the country.”

      It sounds like this second paragraph is coming from the NCSA. To correct this, maybe it should say : The NCSA is asking all 100 North Carolina sheriffs to contact state Representatives and urge them to support an amendment that may be offered by state Representative Allan McNeil (R-78) which would remove this important pro-gun provision from House Bill 562 “AND KEEP CONTROL OVER HAND GUN PURCHASES UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE SHERIFFS.”
      “TO COMBAT WHAT THE NCSA IS DOING,: ”
      It is important that you contact your Sheriff TODAY, and ask him or her to support the Second Amendment and law-abiding gun owners. Urge your Sheriff to support replacing the Pistol Purchase Permit system with the far more efficient and consistent NICS system that is utilized in the majority of the country AND DEFEAT THE AMENDMENT OFFERED BY STATE REP ALLAN McNEIL.

      It is not uncommon from authors who are IN THE KNOW to write expecting the reader to have the same contextual understanding. It can lead to poor communication is support or opposition of specific legislative efforts.

    2. THE WHOLE THING ABOUT KEEPING THIS LAW MAY BE MONEY, IN THE FACT IT BRINGS EXTRA MONEY TO THE SHERIFF DEPT. BUT IN TURN THEY WILL CHARGE YOU AGAIN WHEN YOU APPLY FOR CONCEALED CARRY.

    3. A Constitutional Office held by some that do NOT honor or obey the Constitution….elected office …so remove by recall those that oppose your liberty and freedom…as guarantee by the 2 nd amendment of our Constitution….imho

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