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NC House passes concealed weapons legislation

By WCTI Staff
Published On: May 07 2013 04:19:18 PM CDT
Updated On: May 07 2013 04:25:21 PM CDT
RALEIGH, WAKE COUNTY -

The North Carolina House has passed a legislation that would allow concealed weapon permit holders to store guns on college campuses and other public places.

The bill, now heading to the Senate, would allow concealed weapon permit-holders to store guns in locked cars on a public college campuses. The legislation would also give that option to private colleges if administrators agree.

In addition, the proposal would let permit holders arm themselves in a restaurant where alcohol is served unless the establishment expressly forbids it.

The legislation is endorsed by gun-rights groups, but is strongly opposed by university leaders, including ECU Chancellor Steve Ballard.