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Bill would end North Carolina pistol purchase permits

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Posted at 10:25 AM, Jun 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-12 10:30:31-04

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Senate Judiciary Committee added new language to a House bill expanding gun rights Tuesday to include doing away with North Carolina’s current system of pistol purchase permits. That’s according to a report from WGHP.

Under current law, North Carolinians must get a permit from their local sheriff’s office to buy a pistol. The restriction does not apply to rifles and shotguns. The Senate addition to House Bill 937 would require a concealed weapons permit or a background check to buy a pistol – but no permit from a sheriff’s office.

Read the complete story from WGHP, HERE.