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Concealed Weapon Bill Ready For NC House Floor

6:32 AM, May 6, 2013   |    comments
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Raleigh, NC -- Some North Carolina lawmakers want to give concealed weapon permit holders more places to carry or store their pistols.   

The House scheduled debate Monday on a Republican-backed measure that's endorsed by gun-rights groups but opposed strongly by university leaders.   

Some provisions would allow concealed weapon permit-holders the ability to store a gun in a locked car on a University of North Carolina or community college campus. Boosters say the weapons will serve as a crime deterrent. UNC President Tom Ross says the provision would only increase safety risks.   

The proposal also would let permit holders arm themselves in a restaurant where alcohol is served unless the establishment expressly prohibits concealed weapons.   

The bill also includes longer penalties for gun-related crimes.


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