The Clerk of Superior Court requested $900 to implement a computerized handgun registration system. Marcia Owen, who volunteers in this office, explained to us what was involved. Durham is currently the only county in North Carolina that has a handgun registration law. However, the current handgun registration system is an antiquated one involving thousands of little paper slips filed in library catalog drawers. This needs to be replaced with a computer database that would be accessible to the police and the sheriff's office. Marcia explained that as soon as the computerized system was up and running, they would immediately start using it for all future handgun registration records. As for the old records, some of them would probably be gradually added to the database, but there is no plan to convert them all, because the paper records go back for decades and the oldest ones are no longer current or relevant. The one remaining obstacle to making this new system a reality is the need to have some computer cables wired into the building, which will involve a one-time cost of $900. That's what the money they are asking PAC2 for would be spent on.
 The next proposal was for website registration and web space for PAC2, at a cost of $352.92. For the past several years, Pam Spaulding, the PAC2 webmistress, has hosted the PAC2 site on her personal web space at her own expense. PAC2 needs to assume responsibility for its own website and give it a permanent and independent home where the site can be accessed and maintained by PAC2 officers and can continue to be developed and expanded. The requested sum represents fees for two years to the chosen ISP, Internet of the Sandhills. Pam would be responsible for making arrangements with them and handling the transfer.
Nobody will touch this one huh?
No suprise there.