The state house tentatively approved a bill that would eliminate the need for concealed-carry permits for adults who are at least 18 and are not otherwise prohibited from owning firearms, except where open-carry is explicitly prohibited. The bill would also allow assistant district attorneys to bring concealed weapons into courtrooms, as well as legislators and their staff to bring them into the legislative building if they have concealed weapon permits. Furthermore, the bill would change the current 45 day time frame between a sheriff receiving mental health records regarding an applicant for a concealed weapons permit and the decision to approve or deny the permit. The new requirement would be within 90 days of receiving the application, regardless of when the sheriff receives the records. Read the full bill at: http://ncleg.net/Sessions/2017/Bills/House/PDF/H746v3.pdf
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