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HB937 Passed 2nd Reading in Senate

Wednesday afternoon NC HB937 passed it’s second reading in the Senate. There was some back and forth between the Senators, with several complaining about parts of the bill that don’t exist, or things that they didn’t understand correctly about the bill. Thankfully, Senator Buck Newton (GRNC 4 Star) straightened everything out for the rest of the Senators, and the bill passed the 2nd reading at a 2:1 ratio. There was one amendment added to the …

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Quail Ridge Books Town Hall Meeting on “Gun Violence”

This evening I had the opportunity to meet up with Sean from NCGunBlog.com, and several members from Carolina Shooters Club, and NCGunowners.com for this Town Hall Meeting on “Gun Violence in America”. The meeting featured a panel of three presenters, Dr. Meymandi (a psychiatrist who has studied gun violence), Congressman David Price (rabid anti-gun politician), and David Crabtree (from WRAL, not really sure why he was on the panel…) The meeting went like this: Crabtree: …

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Are House Republicans Planning Backdoor Gun Control?

According to an article posted on The Hill, they may be. The article, which has been picked up by numerous bloggers and forums has begun to go viral around pro-2A circles in the past several hours. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) told The Hill on Friday that he’s had “a lot of discussions” with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on guns. Yep. House Republicans are starting to talk about guns. Boehner has shown time …

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NC HB937 Passed in the House!

After much delay, and what ended up being a rather heated debate this afternoon, the NC House has passed HB937, and it will now be sent on to the state Senate. It’s time to change gears and start sending emails, and making phone calls to your NC State Senators encouraging them to vote for the bill!

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NC House Restaurant Carry Vote Delayed… Again

If you listened to Episode 26 of the Triangle Tactical Podcast, you probably heard Ben and I talk about how the restaurant carry bill in the NC House (HB 937) was supposed to be heading to the House floor on Tuesday April 30th, 2013. Well, for one reason or another, the bill got postponed until May 1st. May 1st (yesterday) came and went without a vote, and now we are being told that HB937 has …

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HB 976 “Gun Safety Act” Introduced in NC House

Yesterday a bill was introduced in the NC House called the “Gun Safety Act”. This bill would basically take all of the progress we have made in castle laws and concealed carry and repeal them. It would also institute a 15rd magazine capacity limit, and some other things that are worded poorly. Rather than rehash the entire bill here, head over to NCgunblog.com, where Sean has already broken it down. You can find the full …

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Uncle may I?

On the Reason blog, a look at the actual text of the “compromise” to not require a background check for personal sales: [T]he bill requires that all sales at gun shows be handled by federally licensed dealers, who are required to conduct background checks no matter where they sell firearms … The bill imposes the same requirement on all sales “pursuant to an advertisement, posting, display or other listing on the Internet or in a publication by …

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It’s a Christmas Tree, We Just Hung a Bunch of Ornaments on it.

A friend sent me a link to this article a few minutes ago, and I thought it was an interesting read. On one hand, I like the idea that we may expand some of our rights that have been taken away previously, like selling guns across state lines and whatnot, but on the other hand, I don’t believe we should be compromising our rights. Not one inch. What do you think, did Alan Gottlieb “snooker” …

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Sen. Richard Burr (R) NC Changes His Mind About Guns

Last week Sen. Burr pledged support of the Rand Paul fillibuster in the Senate. Well, it appears over the past couple of days that he has decided to change his mind, and vote along with Democrats like Harry Reid, and Diane Feinstein. Just minutes ago, Mr. Burr, the supposed pro-gun Senator from NC voted to advance the gun registration universal background check bill in the Senate. I found the following on the National Association for …

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