AN ACT TO REQUIRE A PERMIT FOR THE PURCHASE OF AN ASSAULT WEAPON OR LONG GUN.
Amends GS 14-402 to require a permit to purchase an assault weapon or long gun. Defines assault weapon to mean: (1) any selective-fire firearm capable of semiautomatic or burst fire at the option of the user; (2) 37 specified semiautomatic firearms; (3) 49 specified semiautomatic centerfire rifles, or copies or duplicates with the capabilities of the rifles; (4) 22 specified semiautomatic centerfire pistols, or copies or duplicates with the capabilities of the pistols; (5) all IZHMASH Saiga 12 shotguns or copies or duplicates with the capabilities of the shotguns; and (6) all semiautomatic firearms that meet any of the eight specified criteria. Defines long gun as a shotgun or rifle that is not considered an antique firearm or assault weapon.
Makes conforming changes to GS 14-403, GS 14-404, and GS 14-408.1.
Applies to the sale, giving away, transfer, purchase, or receiving of a pistol, assault weapon, or long gun on or after December 1, 2019.