Despite the slow pace of conservative legislation at the Legislature this session, the issue of the right to keep and bear arms (RKBA) has somehow managed to slip through the the liberal dominated North Carolina General Assembly.
HB473 is a fairly mild carry bill that follows in the footsteps of a law passed last session that gave judges the authority to carry concealed in the their courthouse. This year's version would allow magistrates with a valid carry permit to carry their concealed pistol into a courthouse so long as the magistrate is on the clock.
HB 1132 addresses a problem in the concealed carry renewal process. After nearly 14 years of having a concealed carry permit system without the shoot outs in the streets predicted by the anti-gun left, some permit holders still run into trouble when they go to get a renewal of their permit. This bill would allow the permit holder to apply for a renewal of the permit within 30 days of its expiration. The permit
would also be valid until the renewal is officially approved or denied. This helps ensure that there is no gap in coverage by the permit.
For more information on the committee meeting on Tuesday, check out the National Rifle Association's website.