John Corbin: Gun owners still need proper training

“On the face of it, the bill [HB 69] would make North Carolinians less safe for two reasons.

“First, this bill does away with the eight-hour training class which now sets at least a minimum standard for educated gun ownership.

“Second, problems, potential or otherwise, would only show up only after the fact. In contrast, the current law requires fingerprinting and other identifying information to be taken at the outset, allowing for proactive screening.”

John Corbin