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House Bill 746 Would Dismantle North Carolina’s Concealed Carry Permitting System and Allow People as Young as 18 to Carry Loaded, Hidden Handguns in Public Places
Recent Polling Showed that 89 Percent of North Carolina Voters, Including 83 Percent of Gun Owners, Support the State’s Existing Concealed Carry Permit Requirement
RALEIGH, N.C. –The North Carolina chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today denounced the North Carolina House vote advancing H.B. 746, legislation that would dismantle North Carolina’s concealed handgun permitting system, allowing people as young as 18 to carry hidden, loaded handguns in public without a permit or firearm safety training.
STATEMENT FROM CHRISTY CLARK, VOLUNTEER CHAPTER LEADER WITH THE NORTH CAROLINA CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“Our legislators should be ashamed of themselves. By moving H.B. 746 out of the North Carolina House today, our representatives sent a clear message that the will of North Carolinians matters less to them than the wishes of a powerful gun lobby. This is an issue on which nearly all North Carolinians are united – recent polling showed that nearly 90 percent of North Carolinians, including 83 percent of gun owners in our state, support requiring a permit to carry a loaded handgun in public. This disgraceful and dangerous vote puts our families at risk. We cannot stay silent as our representatives continue to threaten the safety of our families.”
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs