NORTH CAROLINA: HOUSE PASSES SENATE BILL 43 – ALLOWS CONCEALED CARRY AT RELIGIOUS MEETING PLACES

On June 3, 2021, the North Carolina House passed Senate Bill 43, which allows citizens who hold a concealed handgun permit to carry a handgun with them while attending religious services on private property that is both a school and a place of worship, unless the property owner objects. 

On June 3, 2021, the North Carolina House passed Senate Bill 43, which allows citizens who hold a concealed handgun permit to carry a handgun with them while attending religious services on private property that is both a school and a place of worship, unless the property owner objects. 

This bill gives private property owners the ability to set their own security policy rather than the state imposing a one-size-fits-all solution. 

In a previous blog, we noted that on March 2, 2021, the North Carolina Senate passed Senate Bill 43 (S. 43) – “The Religious Assembly Security and Protection Act of 2021 – by a bipartisan majority of 31-18.  Now that the House has passed the Bill, it goes back to the Senate for concurrence. 

If concurred with, it is unclear if Governor Cooper will veto the bill, and if so, whether there are sufficient votes to override the veto.

Contact your NC Senator to support the bill!

I hope this is of value!

Demetria Carter

 

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  • Amanda Mercer
    published this page in Blog 2021-06-08 08:55:48 -0400