Urgent- Contact our state legislators and governor to oppose legislation that makes us less safe!
House Bill 562 is under debate at the general assembly. We need you help to stop this bill that would:
- Eliminate our successful local pistol permitting system;
- Limit doctors' ability to ask about guns in the home and prohibits them from sharing information about gun possession with law enforcement;
- Allow people with misdemeanors like harassing jurors, fighting, and exploding bombs to get concealed carry permits;
- Allow people who have been convicted of stalking over 3 years ago to get a concealed carry permit; and
- Make it harder to post gun-free signs at private businesses.
Please sign the petition today. Then share this petition with your friends ask them to do the same.
Dear North Carolina General Assembly and Governor,
The undersigned North Carolinians voice their strong opposition to provisions in HB 562 that put residents of our state in grave danger by expanding the kinds of places where guns are allowed and removing the pistol permitting system.
The pistol permitting system has been North Carolina’s solution to a federal exemption that allows private dealers to sell a gun without performing a background check. We are one of 17 states that require all dealers, including private ones, to perform a background check. In states like ours that require background checks for private handgun sales:
46 percent fewer women are shot to death by their intimate partners
There are 48 percent fewer firearm suicides, while the rates of all suicide methods are nearly identical
There are 17 percent fewer firearm aggravated assaults
48 percent fewer law enforcement personnel are shot to death with handguns
HB 562 — by eliminating this successful permitting system; limiting doctors’ ability to ask about guns in the home and prohibiting them from sharing information about gun possession with law enforcement; allowing more criminals to carry hidden, loaded firearms in public; requiring arduous requirements for gun-free signs; allowing concealed carry by people who are in locked cars at schools; and allowing people who have been convicted of stalking over 3 years ago to get a concealed carry permit — makes our state less safe for all of us.
We urge you to oppose these provisions.