House amendment makes the following changes to the 1st edition:
Amends GS 64-6(a) to clarify that the "person" referenced in that section is a person who is not a citizen or national of the United States.
Bill H 465 (2013-2014)Summary date: May 15 2013 - View summary
Bill H 465 (2013-2014)Summary date: Mar 27 2013 - View summary
Enacts new GS 64-6 making it a Class I felony for a person who is not lawfully present in the United States to possess a firearm. Provides that for the purposes of the statute, a person is not lawfully present in the United States unless the person (1) holds valid documentation issued by the US government that demonstrates the applicant's legal presence or (2) has otherwise been permitted to remain in the United States by the federal government. Any firearms unlawfully possessed under the statute may be seized. Makes conforming changes the GS 14-269.1. Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2013.