AN ACT TO MAKE MULTIPLE CHANGES TO THE STATE LAWS REGARDING FIREARMS.
House amendment #1 makes the following changes to the 2nd edition. Amends proposed GS 14-415.35 (Carrying handguns). Modifies subsection (e), making it unlawful for a person meeting any of the specified criteria to carry a concealed handgun (previously, to carry a handgun). Modifies and adds to the criteria set out in subdivision (e)(8), qualifying that it is unlawful for a person to carry a concealed handgun if the person is or has been adjudicated guilty of or received a prayer for judgment continued or suspended sentence for one or more crimes of violence constituting a misdemeanor, including, but not limited to, those crimes previously specified, within the three years prior to the date on which the person is carrying the concealed handgun (previously, did not include the three-year period qualification). Adds violations of a misdemeanor under former GS 14-269.3 (Carrying weapons into assemblies and establishments where alcoholic beverages are sold and consumed), former GS 14-269.4 (Weapons on certain State property in courthouses), and former GS 14-277.2 (Weapons at parades, etc., prohibited) to the listed crimes in subdivision (e)(8) that prohibit a person from carrying a concealed hand gun. Modifies the criteria set out in subdivisions (e)(12), (e)(13), and (e)(14) to refer to carrying a concealed handgun (previously, referred to a concealed weapon or weapon). Makes conforming changes.
Adds to, modifies, and makes organizational changes to the proposed changes in GS 14-415.12(b)(8), concerning the required denial of a concealed handgun permit. Modifies the criteria set out in subdivision (b)(8), qualifying that the sheriff must deny a permit if the applicant is or has been adjudicated guilty of or received a prayer for judgment continued or suspended sentence for one or more crimes of violence constituting a misdemeanor, including, but not limited to, those crimes specified, within the three years prior to the date on which the application is submitted (currently, did not include the three-year period qualification). Makes conforming technical changes to the listed crimes in subdivision (e)(9) to now refer to former GS 14-269.3, former GS 269.4, and former GS 14-277.2.
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