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Posted: 1/8/2005 6:45:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 2:41:14 PM EDT
Not at the moment. What kind of reforms are you thinking? If there is an organized effort it would be more effective. The new NRA rep (I forget his name, but he replaced Fred Edgecomb) mentioned something about this when I talked to him at a local IDPA match last month.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 5:09:32 PM EDT
i have a couple of ideas scribbled out - loosening the concealed carry laws to allow carrying in restaurants that serve alcohol and eliminating the section on not carrying in areas and times of unrest and riots, etc.
those are the two that seem to be the worst to me.  
also think making the renewal process faster and cheaper for permit holders will be included.

my intentions are to get it in the mail this week and if possible, make an in person visit to legislator.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 7:04:09 PM EDT
Y'all should contact GrassrootsNC.  I do not have the website, but they do great work in our state.  THey usually have a table at most area gunshows. Join up and help out!!!
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 7:43:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By machaira:
i have a couple of ideas scribbled out - loosening the concealed carry laws to allow carrying in restaurants that serve alcohol


imho, this is the one we should push the hardest for.  Biggest impact and most likely to succeed.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 8:37:18 PM EDT
I liked the set up Washington State had when I was there. You could carry in a restaurants  that served alcohol but not in a bar or in the lounge part of that restaurant. Since you can't have any alcohol at all in your system when carrying concealed here anyway we may be able to get that to pass. I also like that you could carry on college campuses in Washington but that will be a harder sell. I know the new NRA rep (I wish I could remember his name) talked about maybe offering a zero tolerance in exchange (basically a one strike your out, if you are caught carrying concealed with any alcohol in your system then they can throw the book at you) but I don't see a big need to offer a trade!
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 9:58:33 AM EDT
I sent a letter for reforming our machine gun laws.

NC has TWO SEPERATE laws dealing with automatic weapons.

Don't own one but it bugs me.

CRC
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 9:59:46 AM EDT
NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL STATUTES DEALING WITH MACHINEGUNS


§ 14-288.8.  Manufacture, assembly, possession, storage,
      transportation, sale, purchase, delivery, or acquisition
      of weapon of mass death and destruction; exceptions.
 (a)Except as otherwise provided in this section, it is
unlawful for any person to manufacture, assemble, possess,
store, transport, sell, offer to sell, purchase, offer to
purchase, deliver or give to another, or acquire any weapon of
mass death and destruction.
 (b) This section does not apply to:
      (1)  Persons exempted from the provisions of G.S. 14-269
           with respect to any activities lawfully engaged in
           while carrying out their duties.
      (2)  Importers, manufacturers, dealers, and collectors
           of firearms, ammunition, or destructive devices
           validly licensed under the laws of the United
           States or the State of North Carolina, while
           lawfully engaged in activities authorized under
           their licenses.
      (3)  Persons under contract with the United States, the
           State of North Carolina, or any agency of either
           government, with respect to any activities lawfully
           engaged in under their contracts.
      (4)  Inventors, designers, ordnance consultants and
           researchers, chemists, physicists, and other
           persons lawfully engaged in pursuits designed to
           enlarge knowledge or to facilitate the creation,
           development, or manufacture of weapons of mass
           death and destruction intended for use in a manner
           consistent with the laws of the United States and
           the State of North Carolina.
 (c) The term "weapon of mass death and destruction" includes:
      (1)  Any explosive or incendiary:
           a.   Bomb; or
           b.   Grenade; or
           c.   Rocket having a propellant charge of more than
                four ounces; or
           d.   Missile having an explosive or incendiary
                charge of more than one-quarter ounce; or
           e.   Mine; or
           f.   Device similar to any of the devices described
                above; or
      (2)  Any type of weapon (other than a shotgun or a
           shotgun shell of a type particularly suitable for
           sporting purposes) which will, or which may be
           readily converted to, expel a projectile by the
           action of an explosive or other propellant, and
           which has any barrel with a bore of more than
           one-half inch in diameter; or
      (3)  Any firearm capable of fully automatic fire, any
           shotgun with a barrel or barrels of less than 18
           inches in length or an overall length of less than
           26 inches, any rifle with a barrel or barrels of
           less than 16 inches in length or an overall length
           of less than 26 inches, any muffler or silencer for
           any firearm, whether or not such firearm is
           included within this definition. For the purposes
           of this section, rifle is defined as a weapon
           designed or redesigned, made or remade, and
           intended to be fired from the shoulder; or
      (4)  Any combination of parts either designed or
           intended for use in converting any device into any
           weapon described above and from which a weapon of
           mass death and destruction may readily be
           assembled.
The term "weapon of mass death and destruction" does not include
any device which is neither designed nor redesigned for use as a
weapon; any device, although originally designed for use as a
weapon, which is redesigned for use as a signaling, pyrotechnic,
line-throwing, safety, or similar device; surplus ordnance sold,
loaned, or given by the Secretary of the Army pursuant to the
provisions of section 4684(2), 4685, or 4686 of Title 10 of the
United States Code; or any other device which the Secretary of
the Treasury finds is not likely to be used as a weapon, is an
antique, or is a rifle which the owner intends to use solely for
sporting purposes, in accordance with Chapter 44 of Title 18 of
the United States Code.
 (d) Any person who violates any provision of this section is
guilty of a Class F felony. (1969, c. 869, s. 1; 1975, c. 718,
ss. 6, 7; 1977, c. 810; 1983, c. 413, ss. 1, 2; 1993, c. 539, s.
1228; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c); 2001-470, s. 3.)


§ 14-409.  Machine guns and other like weapons.
 (a)As used in this section, "machine gun" or "submachine
gun" means any weapon which shoots, is designed to shoot, or can
be readily restored to shoot, automatically more than one shot,
without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger.
The term shall also include the frame or receiver of any such
weapon, any combination of parts designed and intended for use
in converting a weapon into a machine gun, and any combination
of parts from which a machine gun can be assembled if such parts
are in the possession or under the control of a person.
 (b) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation
to manufacture, sell, give away, dispose of, use or possess
machine guns, submachine guns, or other like weapons as defined
by subsection (a) of this section: Provided, however, that this
subsection shall not apply to the following:
 Banks, merchants, and recognized business establishments for
use in their respective places of business, who shall first
apply to and receive from the sheriff of the county in which
said business is located, a permit to possess the said weapons
for the purpose of defending the said business; officers and
soldiers of the United States Army, when in discharge of their
official duties, officers and soldiers of the militia when
called into actual service, officers of the State, or of any
county, city or town, charged with the execution of the laws of
the State, when acting in the discharge of their official
duties; the manufacture, use or possession of such weapons for
scientific or experimental purposes when such manufacture, use
or possession is lawful under federal laws and the weapon is
registered with a federal agency, and when a permit to
manufacture, use or possess the weapon is issued by the sheriff
of the county in which the weapon is located. Provided, further,
that any bona fide resident of this State who now owns a machine
gun used in former wars, as a relic or souvenir, may retain and
keep same as his or her property without violating the
provisions of this section upon his reporting said ownership to
the sheriff of the county in which said person lives.
 (c) Any person violating any of the provisions of this
section shall be guilty of a Class I felony. (1933, c. 261, s.
1; 1959, c. 1073, s. 2; 1965, c. 1200; 1989, c. 680, s. 1; 1993,
c. 539, s. 1243; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c); 1999-456, s.
33(b).)
 
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