On May 5, 2021, the North Carolina House voted to do away with a burdensome pistol permit process.
State Representative Jay Adams introduced House Bill 398. In the present, federal gun dealers have to go through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) before a person can purchase a handgun. Sheriffs in North Carolina use this system to approve pistol permits as well.
“This legislation came at the direct request of the NC Sheriffs’ Association,” declared Adams. “We have made significant improvements in updating the National Instant Criminal Background Check System and it simply no longer makes sense to have our sheriffs tasked with approving and issuing individual pistol purchase permits. It is duplicative, costly and an unnecessary burden on law enforcement and law-abiding gun owners.”
Sheriffs and elected officials alike, believe that the present permit process is outdated and unnecessary due to new enhancements and…
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