Concealed carry permit en NC Explainer: Gun Legislation <p>A wide variety of North Carolina laws are poised to change, including where you can carry guns, what you need to vote and which clinics can provide abortions.</p><p>The changes are the result of the legislative session that ended last week. It was the first in more than a century in which Republicans controlled both the General Assembly and the governor's mansion. And they shook things up.</p><p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:55:04 +0000 Michael Tomsic & Marshall Terry 32257 at NC Explainer: Gun Legislation Concealed Carry In Meck Parks Set For Commission Vote <p>Concealed handguns could soon be allowed in Mecklenburg county parks and recreational areas.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The county doesn’t really have a choice. &nbsp;A state law last year allowed concealed carry in parks, and the county commission will vote Tuesday night to put Mecklenburg in compliance.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Parks Operations Director Jeff Robinson explains the gist of the law: “It’s okay to carry a handgun as long as you have a permit, unless you’re at a playground, an athletic field, a swimming pool, or an athletic facility.”</span></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 21:35:48 +0000 Ben Bradford 22653 at Concealed Carry In Meck Parks Set For Commission Vote Gaston Commissioners Want Gun Permit Records Secret; Approve Resolution <p></p><p>Gaston County Commissioners voted 6-0 Thursday night in support of a resolution that calls for the General Assembly to make gun permit records secret. Commissioner Tracy Philbeck says the resolution was in response to news outlets publishing gun permit information after the shootings at Sandy Hook elementary in Connecticut.</p><p>"I'm a strong proponent of government transparency," Philbeck says. "At the same time, I think the press, in a lot of cases, have used the freedom of information act to bring forth an anti-gun agenda to criminalize those that own a gun."</p> Sat, 26 Jan 2013 23:01:35 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 20176 at