RALEIGH – The likelihood that Governor Roy Cooper will veto legislation repealing North Carolina’s pistol purchase permit requirements is quite high. Already, Attorney General Josh Stein, a Democrat that adroitly uses his position as a near constant campaign for higher office, a la Cooper, has spoken against it. Democrats in the General Assembly think it’s tantamount to putting loaded guns in murderers’ hands.
The overly dramatic performances didn’t sway the N.C. Senate, with the chamber voting to send the bill to Cooper’s desk, after making its way through the House earlier this year. The legislation, repealing pistol purchase permits, is supported by the N.C. Sheriffs Association, saying the permitting system is redundant and ineffective, in addition to being costly use of resources to administer.
Not to mention the encroachment on Second Amendment rights such gun restrictions represent. The laws were first passed by Democrats in the Jim Crow era for the not-so-secret purpose of restricting gun ownership among black citizens. Now Democrats fight to maintain the restriction, while shouting their support for anti-racism movements. The irony is palpable.
Yet, it won’t stop them from vetoing, and upholding legislation that allows citizens to exercise their right without waiting for weeks or months for a permit to get a handgun.
Battered spouse afraid your abuser might return to make good on his promise to kill you? Tough luck, Democrats want to make sure you cannot expediently secure a firearm to protect yourself.
Follow the bill for the inevitable veto, here.