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Gun Laws

New NC laws on Venus flytraps, BB guns take effect today

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videoNorth Carolina laws taking effect Monday will add protections for Venus flytraps, let children in eight counties shoot BB guns unsupervised and allow criminal defendants statewide to have their case decided by a judge instead of a jury. Full story...
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NC lawmakers pass sweeping changes to gun laws

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North Carolina lawmakers have approved a bill greatly expanding where concealed handguns are legally allowed. Full story...
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NC House OKs making permit records confidential

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The North Carolina House has voted to bar the public from reviewing the detailed records of concealed weapons and pistol permit holders issued in the name of safety. Full story...
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Teachers get lesson in gun training

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In the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, teachers in the Triangle have responded by spending their Sunday in the classroom, in a free firearms training course. Full story...
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Shootings raise questions about gun laws

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videoAs more details about the shootings Friday in Connecticut and a murder right here in Wilmington the night before become available, the nation's mindset seems to shift from horror to anger and demands for change, specifically about gun laws. Full story...
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Big changes coming to gun laws in NC

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video New gun laws go into effect December 1 in North Carolina. Yesterday Gov. Bev Perdue signed a bill that will give North Carolinians more legal protection when they shoot at an intruder. Full story...
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NC Gov Perdue signs gun-rights bill into law

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North Carolina residents, motorists and workers will have more legal protection when they fire a weapon at an intruder. Full story...
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How far can you go to protect your home?

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The shooting of a man allegedly trespassing on Sen. R.C. Soles' property has led to a lot of questions regarding what the law allows when it comes to shooting someone on your property. Full story...
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