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Constitutional Carry on the Move in NC

Voted out of the House by a 65-54 vote<. North Carolina is a pretty large state, with about 10 million people. It’s considerably more populated than Arizona. A victory with Constitutional Carry here will be quite a prize, and would help get the ball rolling elsewhere. It’s a harder leap for legislators to make when Arizona is the most populous state to vote go Constitutional Carry so far. “It’ll never work here,” becomes less an excuse once states that are similarly situated adopt it, and the sky doesn’t fall.

In this day in age, when police cruisers are fitted with networked computers, they can tell immediately whether someone shouldn’t have a gun. The more information technologies like that become more widespread, the less permitting systems make sense.

6 Responses to “Constitutional Carry on the Move in NC”

  1. RAH says:

    I never liked the idea of the state requiring a permit for a constitutional right. Less records is better.

  2. Patrick Henry, the 2nd says:

    Its amazing to see a state like NC doing this. Even if it fails this year, it has passed one house.

    Like you said, this is how concealed carry got rolling. Make it normal in states slowly, and see the world does not end.

  3. Patrick says:

    Most pundits began crying once it was clear Clinton lost swing-state NC for a good reason.

    Those most arrested for carry violations are poor minorities who didn’t do the dance or pay the fees to get a permit. This group will gain the most from ConCarry, and they overwhelmingly vote (D).

    Given time, it’ll be harder to campaign again carry in NC and be anti-carry. That will translate elsewhere on the East Coast. So yeah, NC is a big effin’ deal.

  4. Robert says:

    It’s never going to get past the new Governor, but at least we’re trying.

    • Robert is exactly correct. That is why the defection of 8 Republicans on the issue is disturbing. The Republicans hold a super-majority in both houses of the General Assembly but that many defections means the anticipated veto would be upheld.

      The primary lobbyist for Bloomberg on the issue in the state is Chris McClure. He was hired in part because he used to be the Executive Director of the NC GOP.

      The only hope we have assuming the State Senate passes it with a veto proof majority is that party loyalty will persuade 6 of the 8 defectors back into the fold.

      • Robert says:

        “The primary lobbyist for Bloomberg on the issue in the state is Chris McClure. He was hired in part because he used to be the Executive Director of the NC GOP.”

        And knows where the bodies are buried, so to speak.

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