This issue is pretty simple, so you wouldn’t think it would be all that difficult for a reporter to get them straight. Finally, a journalist gets it right.
So far, about 20 cities and towns across the state have either approved or discussed ordinances that aim to do just that, according to advocates on both sides of the question. In theory, those cities are well within their rights to ban guns in those “recreation facilities,” but as so often happens with legislation, it’s not so simple.
Grass Roots North Carolina, a gun rights advocacy group, says many cities are overstepping their bounds by interpreting the legal definitions as broadly as possible so that, for example, an entire park could be declared a “recreation facility,” or a lake could be redefined as a swimming pool.
I have an issue with them allowing this statement of the Executive Director of North Carolinians against Gun Violence (NCGV) to stand unchallenged
Kolar is so “moderate” that she advocates changing the law back to have Concealed Handgun Permits be “May-Issue” with a shorter renewal period, rather than a 5 year renewal. And she wants to mandate a National Instant Check background check on all firearm purchases, even to people who have a CHP. We all know how that would play out. If the Sheriff didn’t have to issue a CHP, many wouldn’t.
It should be an interesting fight. We could, however, short circuit the whole thing. Let’s just pass a law that says localities may not ban firearms anywhere. That would be much a much shorter, easier to interpret law.
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