Another group of guns bills have been filed in the state Senate, making it likely that this session will revisit social issues -- an abortion bill has also been filed – in addition to the bigger themes of jobs and the economy.
Sen. Jeff Tarte, a Republican from Cornelius, has filed three of the gun bills.
Senate Bill 708 would create a new secret class of concealed weapons permit-holders, giving them the authority to carry handguns anywhere that law enforcement officers can, including into any place that posts a sign prohibiting concealed firearms.
Those qualified to carry the new “homeland security permits” would be given badges. They would have to undergo advanced training and other additional requirements that would have to be written by the state. The public would not be able to find out who has been given the permits.
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