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Here’s a candidate for the most ridiculous bill filed this legislative session, and that’s saying something this year.

It is House Bill 184 introduced by Rep. Stephen Laroque that would allow elected officials, including legislators, to carry a gun anywhere they want in North Carolina.

That would mean lawmakers and county commissioners could take their concealed handguns into businesses that have banned them and into government buildings, like the Legislative Building in Raleigh, where guns are now illegal.

The bill not only tramples on private property rights that Republicans claim to hold sacred, it gives members of the General Assembly and other elected officials special rights that other citizens don’t have.


  1. gregflynn

    March 2, 2011 at 9:27 am

    I’ve got two words in response: “Cary Allred”

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  3. Sean D Sorrentino

    March 4, 2011 at 8:13 am

    You are wrong. This bill is a bad bill because it permits elected officials to do something that the public is generally not allowed to do. Legislators and other politicians are our employees, not our masters. What this bill does not do is allow people to carry their guns on private property when the owner says no. Despite the typical lefty fear and loathing of firearms, that is not a gun issue, it is a trespass issue. If someone is on your property without your permission, you can ask them to leave. If they don’t leave, it’s trespass. Even if it’s the Governor.

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