RALEIGH, N.C. — House Republicans in North Carolina voted Wednesday to toss out a longstanding requirement that handgun buyers first obtain a permit from their county sheriff.
Republicans approved the measure 67-48 in a party-line vote, with four Republicans and one Democrat absent. The GOP currently holds a 71-49 majority in the chamber — one seat short of a veto-proof supermajority. It now heads to the Senate, which passed a competing firearms package last week.
This bill would be a huge advancement for 2nd amendment rights in NC and the removal of more infringements on our citizens.