New gun laws go into effect in Maryland and NC

Posted at 11:59 PM, Sep 30, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-01 00:00:59-04

Right now, the Commonwealth is smack in the middle of not one, but two new gun laws. One is in Maryland and another is in North Carolina.

It means guns are allowed in a lot more places.

Gun laws are changing all around the country, particularly to two of Virginia's neighbors.

A lot of it was spurred by the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut.

Immediately after the shooting, ammo was flying off the shelves, and was in such high demand bullets were being rationed.

Tuesday in Maryland, strict gun law changes go into effect.

Many assault weapons have been banned, as have magazine cartridges with more than 10 bullets.

Virginia's laws are looser, but that doesn't mean our neighbors to north can stock up here.

While Maryland is restricting their gun owners' rights, North Carolina is doing just the opposite.

Tomorrow concealed weapon permit holders in the Tar Heel state can bring their guns into restaurants and bars.

They can also leave them in their cars at state or city office building parking lots, college campuses, and even on playgrounds.

Also, police departments are not allowed to destroy the guns they collect in any buy back program, they have to resell them to the public.

A similar law went into effect in Virginia last year.