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.