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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 [1] 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.