Bill Summary for H 849 (2013-2014)

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Apr 15 2013

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 849 (Public) Filed Thursday, April 11, 2013
A JOINT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH COMMISSION TO STUDY WAYS TO IMPROVE FIREARM SAFETY IN HOMES TO REDUCE ACCIDENTAL SHOOTINGS BY CHILDREN AND INTENTIONAL CRIMINAL ACTS BY PEOPLE WHO ARE PROHIBITED BY LAW FROM OWNING OR POSSESSING FIREARMS.
Intro. by Farmer-Butterfield.

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Authorizes the Legislative Research Commission (Commission) to study ways to improve firearm safety in homes. The Commission may study (1) ways to reduce accidental shootings by children and (2) ways in which to require lawful owners of firearms to protect themselves and others by restricting access to firearms by minors and people who are prohibited or restricted by law from owning or possessing firearms. Allows for an interim report and requires the Commission to submit a final report to the 2015 General Assembly upon its convening.

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