NC: Veto Override Fails for Second Amendment Preservation Act

North Carolina Governor Vetos Volunteer Security in Churches Co-Located with Schools, iStock-884214706
The veto override attempt in the House of Representatives for HB652 received a vote of 66-48, failing to meet the 3/5 requirement IMG: iStock-884214706

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- On July 8th, the veto override attempt in the House of Representatives for House Bill 652, the Second Amendment Preservation Act, received a vote of 66-48, failing to meet the 3/5 minimum needed. HB 652 previously passed both chambers of the General Assembly with overwhelming bipartisan majorities. Gov. Cooper erroneously claimed that the bill will allow guns in schools and threatens the safety of students and teachers. Instead, it would have only applied to churches that operate schools and simply would have allowed parishioners to carry when the schools are not in session if the church chose to opt-in.

House Bill 652 would have allowed law-abiding citizens who hold a concealed handgun permit to carry a handgun to defend themselves and their loved ones when attending religious worship taking place on private property that is both a school and place of worship if it does not prohibit firearms. This would have empowered private property owners to set their own security policies rather than the state imposing a one-size-fits-all solution. Last year, an armed citizen defended his church against an individual in Texas. This worshiper, Jack Wilson, was able to take action because of similar NRA-backed legislation in Texas.

The final bill also would have required sheriffs to accept a refresher training course rather than a full course for individuals who have let their concealed handgun permit lapse, so long as it is more than 60 days and less than 180​​.

Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates on Second Amendment issues in North Carolina.


National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

About NRA-ILA:

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

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USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
19 days ago

When you use your wait and see attitude and do nothing when something like losing your entire state to the left wing is at stake, mixed with your incessant apathy now you face three generations to be able to at least go middle-of-the-road with getting your state back

Bob
Bob
28 days ago

Well, I guess it will take another active shooter tragedy like occurred at the West Freeway Church of Christ in Texas in Dec to change minds and that blood will be on their own hands. The voters deserve the representation they get.

Last edited 28 days ago by Bob
USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
19 days ago
Reply to  Bob

Or how about they get off their dead asses and start removing these cretins from Office one by one and replace them with at least middle of the road elected officials instead of “waiting for the next election to vote them out of office.” ( the Battle Cry of APATHY!)

Mike Crognale
Mike Crognale
28 days ago

Let me translate that for you. The demonkkkrats in the lege voted in favor of the original bill knowing that Cooper, the traitor, would veto it. They then voted to uphold his veto because their party required them to do so. That way they can claim that they upheld the second but had to honor the governor because….

StandWith Me
StandWith Me
29 days ago

Where was the NRA and PePe LePew?

Crazy
Crazy
29 days ago

Wake UP North Carolina. It is time for Cooper to go. He is another Ralph Northam. Vote for Dan Forest and remove Cooper from office.

J Gibbons
J Gibbons
29 days ago

Sympathies to our 2A brothers and sisters in the Tar Heel state.

“Gov. Cooper erroneously claimed that the bill will allow guns in schools and threatens the safety of students and teachers.”

If a Democrat is talking, odds are that he or she is lying.