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Lawmakers Pass Key Gun Ownership Law

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( – President Joe Biden’s administration continues its progressive campaign against the Second Amendment. However, because gun rights stand on Constitutional footing, there’s only so much Biden can do. Last week, conservative state leaders in North Carolina rejected his restrictive approach.

On Wednesday, August 18, the state’s Senate passed a bill that would remove the requirement for buyers to obtain approval from their local sheriff’s office before purchasing a pistol. The bill allows law-abiding citizens the right to protect themselves from crime and other threats. Gun advocates welcomed this development, as they feel it’s a fairer reflection of the Second Amendment.

It’s not all good news, though. While the GOP-led Senate passed the proposal on a 27-20 vote, Democratic Governor Roy Cooper will likely veto the measure when it lands on his desk. Cooper has previously indicated his support for stricter gun laws in the state.

However, Republican representatives insist this new law makes sense. State Senator Chuck Edwards (R) slammed North Carolina’s current system of rules around handgun sales as “archaic and duplicative.” The North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association also backed the new legislation, a move that marked a departure from its previous stance on the subject.

It’s a concerning time for American gun owners and enthusiasts. While Governor Cooper appears unlikely to switch gears on this issue, perhaps the growing push for better gun access will see progress in the near future. 

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