The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has just overhauled their website and it’s worth a look. It includes a detailed breakdown of every state’s gun laws and shows North Carolina has a lot of work to do.
One of the many things missing from the state’s books is the simple requirement that gun owners report stolen or lost guns to law enforcement, a common sense idea that would help keep illegal guns off the streets and may help gunowners reclaim their firearms.
Legislation to require the notifcation has been introduced in the General Assembly in recent sessions, but failed after a barrage of protest from pro-gun groups. Apparently it is not that important to get guns out of the hands of criminals.