As reported by the NRA Institute for Legislative Action, North Carolina House Bill 562 has been reported out of committee with no changes and could be voted on by the Senate as early as this evening. Among numerous reforms addressed in this bill, HB 562 would require the chief law enforcement officer of a jurisdiction to act in a timely fashion when approving a firearm transfer. It would also enact measures to protect gun ranges from anti-gun local ordinances, streamline the Concealed Handgun Permit application process and strengthen the state’s pre-emption statute.
USE YOUR POWER!
If you live in North Carolina, please contact your state senator and express your support for HB 562. This bill offers many useful reforms to strengthen gun rights and shield firearm owners from excessive burdens and punishments. Consult NRA-ILA’s “Write Your Lawmakers” online tool here.