House Bill 937, Restaurant Carry +P+ passes the NC Senate!

Restaurant Carry, here we come! H937 has passed the NC Senate by a vote of 31-16. The next stop for H937 is back to the House for concurrence. That’s a single vote in the House for them to say “Yes, we accept your amendments to our bill.” Then it just needs the Governor’s signature to make it law.

You can read the text of the bill, plus my analysis of it at the H937 page.

We need to have a Statewide Night Out on October 1st, the day it goes into effect. I’m thinking dinner and a movie. For those who live in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area, Luke at Triangle Tactical Podcast and I will be setting something up. We should make it a really big party.

13 responses to “House Bill 937, Restaurant Carry +P+ passes the NC Senate!

  1. 1 OCT 2013 is a Tuesday. I’ll take the day off. I hope they’re playing something good…

  2. I would also be up for a night out. I’ll go ahead and line up a baby sitter for the evening.

  3. Crossposting:
    “On any private premises where notice that carrying a concealed handgun is prohibited by the posting of a conspicuous notice or statement by the person in legal possession or control of the premises.”

    When I read that, I read that the poster must specifically specify that CONCEALED HANDGUNS are prohibited. If the sign merely states no guns or weapons, then it is a) not complying with the requirements of the law as written, and b) allows an implied exclusion for those for who general weapons prohibitions do not apply (LEO’s, retired LEO’s, lawfully carrying CHP holders, etc).

    I’ll give an example: (Prior to the park carry bill) Cabarrus county had a gun with a red circle and slash at the entrance to a park (it is probably still there), but if you went to the county legal code it said that weapons were not allowed except for people with CHP’s.

    A better sign is the gun buster sign at the Concord library which states: All weapons prohibited except as provided for in NCGS-14-269 (a1) and (b).

    Again, I don’t see how a gun with a circle through it meets the law’s requirement. I would love you guys to get a panel of lawyers/prosecutors etc on your podcast to discuss the whether or not the simple gun buster sign bars CHP holders.

  4. Mike: there is no statutory law saying what the “No Guns” sign has to say. Bottom line, if you walk past the sign on private property while carrying concealed, it is a Class 2 misdemeanor. It will be a Class 1 after this bill goes into effect.

    State owned property is different. Some locations are improperly signed. The law overrides the signs.

  5. Any idea when this bill goes back to the House for concurrence? I notice NCLEG website still just says “engrossed” by Senate. This is the hardest part, we’re so close the anticipation is killing me.

  6. Former NC Republican

    If this bill passes I just might give the good ole NCGOP another chance!

  7. John O'Toole

    “Don’t count your chickens before they have hatched”. The North Carolina Sheriffs Association (60 Democrats, 40 Republicans) is actively lobbying the House to carve out the repeal of the Sheriff’s Pistol Purchase Permit. They have reportedly received a commitment from the Governor to veto the entire omnibus bill if it is included in the bill when it arrives for his signature. There is some doubt that a Republican legislature will over ride a Republican Governor’s veto. I personally believe that this “poison pill” was included in the bill in order to kill it in it’s entirety. The repeal of this obsolete and now superfluous permit system, should have been introduced as a separate bill so the voters of North Carolina could see where their legislators stand on this issue.

  8. Does anyone know when the house will vote on this?

  9. Current status is “Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House”. I hear from a source (but don’t quote me) they are trying to have a vote this week. I guess we’ll see.

  10. HB937supporter

    On behalf of Representative Whitmire, thank you for your concern. HB 937 was referred to the House Committee on Rules, Calendar, and Operations yesterday. We are not sure when the final vote will be.

    Thanks again,

    Kelsey McGaha

    Kelsey McGaha, Intern
    Office of Representative Chris Whitmire
    NC House District 113
    Legislative Office Building
    300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 537
    Raleigh, North Carolina 27603
    Telephone: 919.715-4466
    Fax: 919.754-3288

  11. A positive reply I received from Lee county:

    “Brenda Fletcher ([email protected])

    5:22 AM
    [Keep this message at the top of your inbox]
    To: ‘Mike’
    Cc: Eddie Caldwell, Mike Stone ([email protected]), Ron Rabin, Sheriff Tracy Carter

    I do not oppose this bill. The NC Sheriffs Association does not speak for me on this issue.

    Sheriff Tracy L.. Carter

    Lee County NC”

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