By Bob Owens
The Raleigh (NC) News & Observer has a long and infamous history of being on the wrong side of history for more than a century. This includes overt support for the Ku Klux Klan and even helping foment the only successful coup d’état on a lawfully-elected government in American history. It probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that they’re on the wrong side of history again in an unsigned editorial attacking a just-proposed bill to add North Carolina to the rapidly-growing list of “constitutional carry” states where citizens can assert their natural right to self-defense without a government-issued permission slip.
A proposed bill from 10 Republicans in the General Assembly to remove North Carolina’s concealed-carry permit requirement for handguns has the odor of a gun-lobby sponsored maneuver. There’s no other way to say it: the idea is absurd, and dangerous. One hopes GOP leaders will stop this idea before it goes any further.
Goofy measures like this one usually get put away by party leaders, but in this environment, who knows?
Basically, the proposal would remove the requirement, with some exceptions and footnotes. The very complexity of those things shows how ludicrous the bill is. For example, concealed carry permits wouldn’t …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms