North Carolina: Pro-Gun Omnibus Bill Advances to Senate

Please contact your state Senator TODAY and politely urge them to support HB 562!


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NRA - Institute for Legislative Action
NRA – Institute for Legislative Action

Fairfax, VA -( On Wednesday, June 17, the North Carolina House of Representatives passed House Bill 562 on a bipartisan 78-37 vote.

HB 562 now moves to the Senate where NRA will work to ensure passage of this bill that would advance Second Amendment rights for North Carolinians. Although permit-to-purchase repeal has been removed because of misinformation put out by the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association, this legislation contains many pro-gun provisions, such as:

  • Requiring the chief law enforcement officer (CLEO) of a jurisdiction to certify the transfer or making of a firearm in a timely manner.
  • Clarifying the exemption for keeping a firearm in a vehicle by a person with a valid Concealed Handgun Permit while the vehicle is on the property of a public school.
  • Establishing an affirmative defense for an individual in certain situations where he or she uses a firearm on prohibited school property “in response to a threatening situation in which deadly force was justified…”
  • Improving the existing Range Protection Law, which would help to protect established shooting ranges from new local ordinances designed to shut them down.
  • Improving the issuing process and removing unnecessary disqualifiers for Concealed Handgun Permits (CHP).
  • Lowering the penalty for carrying a firearm with a valid CHP on posted property from a misdemeanor to an infraction.
  • Removing the prohibition on using a lawfully possessed short barreled rifle for hunting
  • Strengthening North Carolina’s preemption statute.

Please write or call your State Senator and urge him or her to work with NRA to pass HB 562.

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This bill is a joke. It does nothing but give back a “little” of our right to bear arms guaranteed under the second amendment that NC has illegally infringed on. I don’t agree with accepting a half-assed POS bill. NC needs to get rid of ALL anti-second amendment laws.