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GRNC: HB 817 Gets Committee Hearing.
Grass Roots North Carolina, P.O. Box 10684, Raleigh, NC 27605
919-664-8565, www.grnc.org GRNC Alert Hotline: (919) 562-4137
GRNC Alert 06-11-03:
HB 817 Gets Committee Hearing.
Hilton & Sexton Gun Sale Legal with CCW Permit.
This bill is scheduled for a hearing at 10:00 A.M. tomorrow, June 12 in the Senate Judiciary I committee. Urge all members to support HB 817.
[Analysis] HB 817 would eliminate the requirement to undergo redundant background checks for pistol purchase permits or the NICS check when purchasing a handgun for those holding a current and valid Concealed Handgun Permit.
[Background] Per Article 52A, G.S. 14-402, persons who purchase handguns must first obtain a pistol purchase permit from the sheriff of the county in which they reside. After a criminal background check compliant with the Brady Law, the sheriff issues a paper permit, which the buyer submits, to the seller when buying a handgun. HB 817 would only eliminate redundant criminal background checks for concealed handgun permit holders who have already undergone more stringent SBI and FBI background checks under Article 54B (“Concealed Handgun Permit”) of the North Carolina General Statutes.
IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED
Please call and email the following senators and encourage them to support this fine bill.
Chairman Sen. Daniel G. Clodfelter (919) 715-8331 Danielc@ncleg.net
Vice Chairman Sen. R. C. Soles, Jr. (919) 733-5963 Rcsoles@ncleg.net
Vice Chairman Sen. Phil Berger (919) 733-5708 email@example.com
Sen. Patrick J. Ballantine (919) 715-2525 Patrickb@ncleg.net
Sen. Charles W. Albertson (919) 733-5705 Charliea@ncleg.net
Sen. Robert C. Carpenter (919) 733-5875 Robertc@ncleg.net
Sen. Linda Garrou (919) 733-5620 Lindag@ncleg.net
Sen. Wib Gulley (919) 715-3036 Wibg@ncleg.net
Sen. Cecil Hargett (919) 715-3034 Cecilh@ncleg.net
Sen. Hamilton C. Horton, Jr. (919) 733-7850 Hamh@ncleg.net
Sen. David W. Hoyle (919) 733-5734 Davidh@ncleg.net
Sen. Clark Jenkins (919) 715-3040 Clarkj@ncleg.net
Sen. Jeanne Hopkins Lucas (919) 733-4599 Jeannel@ncleg.net
Sen. Vernon Malone (919) 733-5880 Vernonm@ncleg.net
Sen. Stephen M. Metcalf (919) 733-5707 Stevem@ncleg.net
Sen. Tony Rand (919) 733-9892 Tonyr@ncleg.net
Deliver the following message:
HB 817, “Gun Sale Legal with Concealed Handgun Permit”, is being given a hearing in your committee. I ask you to fully back this excellent measure.
The current system of redundant background checks is unnecessarily cumbersome. As you already know, HB 817 would save our valuable law enforcement resources, both money and time, by removing the silly requirement of checking the background of individuals who have already undergone more stringent checks in obtaining a concealed handgun permit.
This would in fact increase revenues for local sheriff’s departments. Currently they charge $5 for each permit; however, each local sheriff nets $45 from each concealed handgun permit. By encouraging more people to obtain concealed handgun permits, local departments should see revenues increase and overhead decrease.
HB 817 is a win/win proposition. Please give this bill your full support!
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