Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 4th edition.
Changes the effective date of proposed GS 14-269.3(b)(5), which sets out the conditions under which a person with a valid concealed handgun permit may carry a gun, rifle, or pistol on the premises of an eating establishment or a restaurant, to January 1, 2013 (was, December 1, 2011).
Amends GS 14-415.1 to add additional prohibitions regarding the possession of firearms by persons that have been convicted of a felony. Prohibits the possession of any ammunition or any electric weapon or electric device intended to be used as a weapon. Also makes it unlawful for a convicted felon to carry a concealed weapon, including a tear gas gun or similar device intended to be used as a weapon. Current law provides that a violation of the prohibitions on possession of firearms by a convicted felon is a Class G felony. Imposes additional criminal penalties on convicted felons who unlawfully possess firearms when the violation includes discharge of the weapon or results in injury to a person. Provides a definition for serious injury as used in this section and defines serious bodily injury as it is defined in GS 14-32.4(a). Effective December 1, 2012, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.
Amends GS 14-415.23 to specifically describe the playgrounds, athletic fields, swimming pools, and athletic facilities identified as recreational facilities. Provides that the term recreational facilities does not include (1) greenways, (2) designated walking or biking paths or areas typically used as such, (3) open areas or fields where athletic events may occur that are not classified as an athletic field, (4) and any other area that is not specifically described in GS 14.415.23(c).
Amends the title to reflect the changes to the bill content. Makes technical changes.
Summary date: Jun 7 2012 - View summary
Summary date: Mar 29 2011 - View summary
House amendments make the following changes to 3rd edition. Amendment #1 removes the provision in GS 14-269.3(b) that allowed a restaurant server to ask a patron ordering alcohol if the patron is carrying a firearm if the restaurant has not posted a notice prohibiting firearms on the premises.
Amendment #2 amends GS 14-415.23 to allow a local government to adopt an ordinance to prohibit carrying a concealed handgun on specifically identified municipal and county recreational facilities (defined as a playground, athletic field, swimming pool and athletic facility). Provides that if an ordinance is adopted, the concealed handgun permittee may still secure the handgun in a locked vehicle in the trunk, glove box, or other enclosed compartment within or on the vehicle.
Summary date: Mar 23 2011 - View summary
House committee substitute makes the following changes to 2nd edition. Amends proposed GS 14-269.3(b)(5) to add that a person cannot carry a concealed handgun on the premises of an eating establishment or restaurant if the person in legal possession or control of the premises has posted a conspicuous notice prohibiting the carrying of a concealed handgun, as specified. Also permits a restaurant server to ask a patron ordering alcohol whether the patron is carrying a firearm, if the restaurant has not posted a notice prohibiting firearms on the premises. Makes a clarifying change.
Adds a new section, enacting GS 14-415.11(c1) to allow any person with a concealed handgun permit to carry a concealed handgun in a state park.
Summary date: Feb 15 2011 - View summary
Enacts new GS 14-269.3(b)(5) to allow a person to carry a gun, rifle, or pistol on the premises of an establishment that is a restaurant, as defined, if the person has a valid concealed handgun permit under Article 54B of GS Chapter 14.
Amends GS 14-415.23 (statewide uniformity for the regulation of legally carrying a concealed handgun) to eliminate the authority granted to local governments to adopt an ordinance that allows the posting of a prohibition against carrying a concealed handgun in local government parks.
Effective December 1, 2011.