North Carolina is close to expanding where concealed handguns can be carried
Virtually all the states in the country allowed concealed handguns in places that serve alcohol. It looks like that there will soon be one more. From Channel 5 in Raleigh, N.C.:
North Carolinians with concealed handgun permits would be able to carry firearms in more places – including businesses that serve alcohol, funeral processions and playgrounds – under a bill that the Senate gave tentative approval to Wednesday.
The legislation is a broad measure that backers say will broaden the application of Second Amendment rights and increase penalties for certain gun crimes.
"We should not fear the armed citizens protecting themselves, protecting their families ... they don't commit crimes," said Sen. Thom Goolsby, R-New Hanover. . . . .