AMEND FIREARM RESTORATION LAW.

View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 7 (Public) Filed Wednesday, January 28, 2015
AN ACT TO RESTORE THE FIREARMS RIGHTS OF CERTAIN PERSONS WHO WERE CONVICTED OF NONVIOLENT FELONIES BEFORE DECEMBER 1, 1995, AND WHOSE FIREARMS RIGHTS HAD BEEN RESTORED BEFORE DECEMBER 1, 1995.
Intro. by Speciale.

Status: Re-ref Com On Judiciary II (Senate Action) (Apr 6 2015)
H 7

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Mar 12 2015 - More information

    House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes clarifying changes. 


  • Summary date: Jan 28 2015 - More information

    Amends GS 14-415.1 to add that the statute, which prohibits possession of a firearm by a felon, does not apply to any person who meets all of the following: (1) the person's firearm rights were restored before December 1, 1995, and the forfeiture of the person's firearms rights on December 1, 1995, occurred only because amendments to the statute that were applicable to any person convicted of a felony before December 1, 1995, became effective; (2) the person's felony convictions before December 1, 1995, are only for nonviolent felonies; and (3) the person has not been convicted of any subsequent felony on or after December 1, 1995, that would require forfeiture of the person's firearms rights and cause the person to be disentitled under the statute. Also provides that there is no disentitlement under the statute and firearms rights are restored to individuals meeting the same three requirements.

    Effective October 1, 2015. 


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