It appears that the North Carolina House will continue its return to the hard right policies of the Thom Tillis days this morning when the House Rules Committee, after numerous false starts, takes up the dangerous proposal to further eviscerate state gun safety laws. This is from the good people at North Carolinians Against Gun Violence:
“The Rules Committee will consider one of the most dangerous and controversial pieces of gun legislation in our state on Wednesday at 9am in 1228/1327 LB.
HB 562 eliminates North Carolina’s successful pistol permitting system, which provides background checks for the approximately 40 percent of gun sales that happen through private sellers.
Polls show 87 percent of North Carolinians support the current system, which keeps guns out of the hands of felons, domestic abusers, and others. When they got rid of background checks on unlicensed sellers in Missouri, they saw their handgun homicide rate increase by 25%.
Other controversial provisions include:
- limiting doctors’ ability to ask about guns in the home and prohibiting them from sharing information about gun possession with law enforcement;
- instituting arduous requirements for those posting gun-free signs;
- and allowing people who have been convicted of stalking to get a concealed carry permit after three years.”
For more information and/or to get involved in speaking up on this measure, visit: http://www.ncgv.org.