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Urgent North Carolina Industry Alert: Vote Scheduled to Override Veto for Pistol Purchase Permit Repeal Bill
Urge Your State Senator and State Rep. to Override Gov. Cooper’s Veto of Senate Bill 41

Unfortunately, but not surprising, North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed Senate Bill 41, choosing not to end his state’s discriminatory Jim Crow-era law and promote firearm safety initiatives in North Carolina. However, a vote by the North Carolina Senate to override Gov. Cooper’s veto could happen as early as today, but is likely to take place tomorrow, March 29th. Additionally, a vote in the North Carolina House of Representatives could come very soon as well.

Senate Bill 41 would repeal the state’s outdated requirement for citizens to obtain a pistol purchase permit from their local sheriff before they could legally purchase a handgun from a federally licensed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 your State Senator and State Representative and respectfully urge them to vote to override Gov. Cooper’s veto of Senate Bill 41.

Use the Find Your Legislators link, and be sure to click “NC House” and “NC Senate.”

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