Here are the provisions of the law that will go into effect Oct. 1, 2013:
- Allows Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) holders to lawfully carry their personal protection firearm into a restaurant that serves alcohol, provided they do not consume alcohol.
- Removes the prohibition on CHP holders from carrying into a place where tickets are sold for admission.
- Fixes the problem of anti-gun localities overstepping their authority regarding restricting CHP holders from carrying firearms into locally controlled parks.
- Allows CHP holders to transport their personal protection handguns in their motor vehicle while on all school property, as well as allow them to store those handguns in their locked vehicles while parked on school property.
- Ensures the privacy of CHP holders by allowing access to the database of permittees only for law enforcement purposes.
- Removes the prohibition on CHP holders carrying their personal protection firearms during a parade or funeral.
- Brings North Carolina in compliance with the standards set forth in the federal NICS Improvement Amendments Act (NIAA) of 2007—a critical mental health reform.
- Removes the prohibition on using firearms with sound suppressing devices while otherwise lawfully hunting game.
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