Omnibus Legislation Signed into Law

Governor McCroryGov. Pat McCrory holds his first news conference Monday, January 7, 2013, in Raleigh, North Carolina. In one of his first acts as governor, McCrory issued an executive order to repeal the nonpartisan judicial nominating commission established by Perdue. (Takaaki Iwabu/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT)

Governor McCroryGovernor Pat McCrory signed the GRNC-backed Omnibus Gun Legislation House Bill 562 into law yesterday.  This important bill was a huge victory that both our House and Senate fought for.  Among the victories for gun owners in North Carolina:

  • Expanded campus carry (and giving an affirmative defense for defensive gun use on campus)
  • Reduced penalties for carriage onto posted premises Expanded sport shooting range protection
  • Reductions in arbitrary permit denials for both concealed handgun permits and pistol purchase permits while reducing the number of disqualifying prior offenses for those permits
  • A new cause of action against local governments which violate our statewide firearms preemption law
  • A requirement for sheriffs to sign Form 4s for qualified Title II applicants
  • A provision for legal resident aliens to get concealed handgun permits Short-barreled rifle hunting in addition to the suppressor hunting passed in 2013

Full text of the bill is available by clicking this link.