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Gun rights resolution approved by NC House


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina House debate on a resolution backing constitutional gun rights prompted concerns from Democrats who argued that it criticized national leaders for proposing rules the resolution says would infringe on those rights.

The resolution backed by a 73-35 vote on Wednesday doesn't have much force of law and will be sent to members of North Carolina's congressional delegation. Resolution sponsor Republican Michael Speciale of New Bern says the resolution's message is simple - the right to bear arms should not be infringed upon and any gun restrictions coming from Washington are unconstitutional.

Democrats said they supported the Second Amendment but took issue with language in the resolution, including words saying the president and vice president and members of Congress have proposed laws that would encroach on that right.

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I am so fed up with

I am so fed up with lawmakers infringing on the rights of Americans. The Supreme Court has ruled that it is legal to bear arms. Criminals don't go by laws, but citizens who want to stay safe must jump through hoops and be regulated by senseless laws to protect themselves from the bad guys that the law seems to have no effect on.