House OKs concealed carry in more places – including college campuses (video)

The NC House voted 76-38 Monday evening to expand gun rights – allowing concealed carry permit holders to carry their guns on college campuses, greenways and bike paths, and restaurants serving alcohol.

Republicans blocked five attempts by Democrats to amend the bill. Supporters said House Bill 937 was intended to give more latitude to law-abiding gun owners.

Cabarrus County Republican Rep. Larry Pittman suggested the bill did not go far enough.

Cumberland County Democrat Rep. Rick Glazier countered it was simply the wrong approach to move forward with legislation allowing guns on college campuses after that provision had been opposed by UNC chancellors and presidents within the NC community college system.

One more vote in the NC House today and the bill moves to the Senate. To watch part of  Monday’s debate, click below.


  1. david esmay

    May 7, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Kids, alcohol, guns, what could possibly go wrong?

  2. Ken

    May 7, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    1. Kids can’t carry. You must be 21 to obtain a CCW permit.
    2. If you are ever caught carrying and have even the slightest trace of alcohol in your system, you lose your permit, likely your gun and get to talk with the judge.
    3. It’s about time we begin to eliminate our soft targets.

  3. david esmay

    May 7, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    1. Kid can own guns, and will carry them, permit or not.2
    2. Good judgement goes out the window on college campuses everyday, losing your permit and facing a judge is the last that comes to mind in an alcoholic stupor.
    3. What the hell is a soft target, the Republican brain?

  4. Doug

    May 7, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    1. Criminals will definitely buy guns, sell guns, trade guns, carry them, and use them regardless of any laws on the books to make background checks, box checks, health checks, or anal probe checks. They can even get them from our government if they get in on that Fast and Furious thing.
    2. Regardless of judgement, at least if the person has taken the time to obtain a CCW permit with yes the background checks and classes, then the person at least has some knowledge of good judgement. Otherwise you just go back to number 1 and apply the criminal situation.
    3. The soft target is actually your brain…..that is why you have to wear that tin foil hat.

  5. Ken

    May 8, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Maybe someone missed what the actual bill is for… “allowing concealed carry permit holders to carry their guns on college campuses”.

    Anyone can own and carry a weapon, permit or not. This bill is specifically targeted (like that word?) at the legal, law abiding citizen who has taken the class, passed the test, passed the background checks and is in possession of a valid CCW permit. Your mind can run amuck of all the things that could already be happening, law or not, but this new law is clearly not designed for allowing kids, alcohol and guns to mix.

  6. Ken

    May 8, 2013 at 6:55 am

    And to answer your question…

    soft target 1. a person or thing that is relatively unprotected or vulnerable, especially to military or terrorist attack.

    Aurora Colorado 2012. That particular theater was a soft target. It specifically did not allow any concealed carry of weapons with a permit. Several other theaters in that town did. Why do you think Mr. Holmes chose the theater he did?

  7. Liz Weaver

    May 8, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Ken, I know of no one (other than perhaps you) who believes that – weapons ban or not – Holmes was the only armed person in that cinema in Aurora. He was obviously the most heavily armed, and he had the element of surprise that mass shooters always have no matter how frequent these tragedies become. Concealed carry gun bans are routinely flouted and everyone knows it. If you really think that having your gun on you means you would be ready to leap into action and save the day when some nut walks in with semiautomatic guns and rifles blazing, then you’ve seen way too many Bruce Willis movies.

  8. David Harris

    May 10, 2013 at 9:13 am

    In reply to the commit: Kids, alcohol, guns, what could possibly go wrong?
    1) Kids – My child learned about guns at an early age (DO NOT TOUCH UNLESS I AM WITH YOU)…….
    2)Alcohol – ABC Stores sell it to anyone 21 or over knowing their driving a vehicles! Also any 7-11 sales beer Hay also knowing their driving a vehicle.
    I have already address Kids and Guns, so what could go wrong with an Adult that teaches their child about guns Nothing. What could go wrong with a child driving a vehicle that can travel over 100mph drunk?????

  9. David Harris

    May 10, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Amendment to my comment, Child 18-21 years of age

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