N.C. Senate hears support from both sides for new gun rules

RALEIGH (AP) — A North Carolina gun-control bill that prompted testy exchanges and a back-and-forth of amendments in the House is moving through the Senate with support from supporters on both sides of the issue.

A committee agreed Thursday to send the bill to the full Senate after hearing from representatives of the National Rifle Association and gun-control groups who said the bill was acceptable but not perfect.

The bill passed the House last month after a bipartisan coalition of all House Democrats and some Republicans eliminated provisions that would have phased out the state’s pistol purchase permits and allowed concealed weapons in the Legislative Building.

Among several provisions, the current bill makes changes to the circumstances that would disqualify a person from obtaining a pistol or concealed carry permit

 

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