Last week during the Grass Roots North Carolina Freedom Rally, Rep. Pittman spoke about some legislation that he wants to introduce which would alter the State Constitution which would essentially allow for Constitutional Carry in NC.
He said he would amend the state constitution by removing the following from Article 1, Section 30:
Nothing herein shall justify the practice of carrying concealed weapons, or prevent the General Assembly from enacting penal statutes against that practice.
And he would replace them with the following:
The carrying of concealed weapons shall not be prohibited by the state of North Carolina, except in courthouses, and federal government buildings where the federal government prohibits weapons, in privately owned buildings where the owner has posted prominently displayed signs forbidding concealed weapons on their premises, or on school campuses by persons not authorized to carry concealed weapons on school campuses.
Pittman then went on to say that he felt he needs to add the provisions about federal government, privately owned buildings, and school campuses, because there isn’t a chance in even getting the bill onto the floor without those provisions.
Now, none of this is even a bill yet, but it’s good to know that there is someone in congress who is working to expand our rights as citizens, and shrink the size of the state government, even if its by just a little bit. If you would like to hear Rep. Pittman speak about this, check the embedded video below, and skip ahead to about 42 minutes in (or watch the entire thing if you haven’t already)
What do you think? We have a state legislature, and Governor who are supposedly pro-gun, so we should be able to get this passed, right? Here’s the deal, groups like Grass Roots North Carolina are the ones that are working with Rep. Pittman, and others in congress to get things like this passed. If you aren’t a member, you should be.