Victory on HB 562

On August 5, 2015, Governor McCrory signed HB 562 into law. In the final version of the bill, the pistol permitting system was not eliminated. We are one of only 18 states that have a background check on private handgun sales. Universal background checks like ours are critically important for preventing gun violence.

The bill also preserves a doctor’s right to talk to their patients about gun safety, disallows guns in the General Assembly, and prohibits stalkers from getting concealed carry permits.  

While we celebrate this victory, the bill still contains numerous provisions that undermine safety at schools and at the State Fair and that weaken the efforts of local governments and individual property owners to minimize the threats posed by firearms in our communities.  We remain committed to fixing these problems.