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Urgent North Carolina Industry Alert: Pistol Purchase Permit Repeal Bill Headed to Governor
Contact Gov. Cooper and Urge Him to Sign Senate Bill 41

The North Carolina General Assembly has given its final approval to Senate Bill 41, sending it to Governor Roy Cooper for his consideration. Gov. Cooper has an opportunity to end his state’s discriminatory Jim Crow-era law and promote firearm safety initiatives in North Carolina. SB 41 would repeal the state’s outdated requirement for citizens to obtain a pistol purchase permit from their local sheriff before they could legally purchase a handgun from a federally licensed firearm retailer.

Given the advances in technology and the background check process, a permit to purchase a pistol is not only redundant, but unnecessary. The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System, also known as NICS, provides an up-to-date, almost instant, background check for firearm retailers on those customers wishing to purchase a firearm. The NICS system is used across the country to verify that firearms sold at retail are only transferred to those in good standing with the law.

Please contact Gov. Cooper and respectfully urge him to sign Senate Bill 41 into law.

Office of the Governor
(919) 814-2000
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