The hilariously named Homeland Security Patriot Act, sponsored by Sen. Jeff Tarte and Sen. Ronald Rabin is actually not funny at all. It would establish a “homeland security unrestricted concealed handgun permit” to allow anyone with a concealed carry permit unrestricted access to anywhere in the state, “including property on which a notice is posted prohibiting the carrying of a concealed handgun.” In true vigilante style, county sheriffs would issue the patriot a badge with their permit. A person would have to have both with them plus a valid ID at all times while carrying a concealed weapon, you know, for security.
More @ Indy Week
Comment: "Good to see Jane Porter is not making any attempt at being unbiased." :)
A bill filed in the North Carolina Senate Tuesday would give teeth to a state law that, barring some exemptions, requires counties and municipalities not to pass firearms laws more stringent than state law.
The bill, S394, filed by Sen. Jeff Tarte (R-Mecklenburg), will strengthen the state Preemption Affirmation Act to allow elected and appointed public officials to be personally fined if they are found to be in knowing and willful violation of the law.
According to the bill, the intent of the legislation is to “deter and prevent the violation of this section and the violation of rights protected under the Constitution and laws of this State related to firearms, ammunition, or components thereof, by the abuse of official authority that occurs when enactments are passed in violation of State law or under color of local or State authority.”
More @ NC Capitol Connection