One of the strange things about North Carolina (and there are many) is that Durham County has a firearm registry. It’s banned everywhere else in the state, but the legislature authorized Durham to register firearms. I don’t know if anyone actually registers, but legally you’re supposed to. Kind of like legally you’re suppose to come to a complete stop at the stop sign, but frequently you don’t. Now a Democrat NC Senator has manged to pass a bill through the House that repeals that registry, ending the only firearm registry in North Carolina.
When I saw this, I was pretty confused. I’ve been keeping track of firearm bills and I’ve never seen this one. There’s a good reason for that. It was originally filed as a blank bill and changed just recently.
It’s short and sweet
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
AN ACT to repeal a 1935 Durham county Local act concerning firearm registration.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. Chapter 157, Public‑Local Laws of 1935, is repealed.
SECTION 2. This act is effective when it becomes law.
Bang, that’s it.
Well it passed the Senate today, so it’s off to the House. And that should be the end of the Durham firearm registry that pretty much everyone ignores anyway.
Thanks Senator Woodard!