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Support Strong Provisions in HB 562

Urgent- Please sign our petition below to members of the General Assembly and Governor McCrory to keep out provisions of HB 562 that protect North Carolinians from gun violence!

House Bill 562 is under debate in the General Assembly. We need your help to keep these pieces that were in the original version of the bill and were stripped out on the House floor out of the bill out of the bill altogether.  These provision are currently not in the bill and we want to keep them out.

  • Elimination of our successful pistol permitting system

  • Limitation of doctors’ ability to ask about guns in the home or prohibition on them from sharing information about gun possession with law enforcement

  • Allowance of people who have been convicted of stalking over 3 years ago to get a concealed carry permit

  • Allowance of guns at the General Assembly

Please sign the petition today. Then share this petition with your friends and ask them to do the same.

 

 

Dear Members of the General Assembly and Governor McCrory: 

The undersigned North Carolinians voice their strong support for keeping provisions out of HB 562 that were removed on the House floor, such as

  • Eliminating our successful pistol permitting system
  • Limiting doctors’ ability to ask about guns in the home or prohibiting them from sharing information about gun possession with law enforcement
  • Allowing people who have been convicted of stalking over 5 years ago to get a concealed carry permit
  • Allowing guns at the General Assembly

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 18 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
  • 48 percent fewer law enforcement personnel are shot to death with handguns

By removing the elimination of the successful permitting system; allowance of handguns at the General Assembly; allowance of  people who have been convicted of stalking over 5 years ago to get a concealed carry permit; and limitation on doctors’ ability to ask about guns in the home or prohibition of them from sharing information about gun possession with law enforcement our state will be safer for all of us.

We urge you to keep these key provisions out of HB 562.

Sincerely,

Will you sign?