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.