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    New NC Gun Law Explained

    Posted in Legislative Activity, Public Safety By Lee Brett | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

    Last night, HB 937, “An Act to Amend State Firearm Laws,” passed in both houses of the General Assembly. The bill is headed to the governor, where it will be signed in to law. Here is a quick breakdown of the provisions included in the law. The Good: Concealed carriers may now leave their weapons […]

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    Bad Company: North Carolina's Handgun Purchase Permits

    Posted in Legislative Activity, Public Safety By Lee Brett | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

    With the end of the legislative session in sight, the General Assembly has yet to pass a bill restoring Second Amendment protections to North Carolinians. The House passed HB 937, a lukewarm set of reforms that would have expanded the locations where concealed carry is permitted. The Senate then passed its own version of HB […]

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    Dispelling Some Myths About Gun Control

    Posted in Legislative Activity, Public Safety By Lee Brett | Tagged , , , ,

    Last month, I reported on the passage of HB 937 (Amend Various Firearms Laws) in the state House. Passage of the bill hit a snag on Tuesday, when the House balked at the Senate’s revisions of the bill. The Senate bill called for more expansive gun rights, including a provision that would allow concealed carriers […]

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    7/15 Update to 'Money Monday' Arrestee Database

    Posted in Crime, Legislative Activity, Public Safety By Civitas Staff | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

    Our database of Money Monday protesters is up to date and includes the latest protests from July 15! Not much has changed, although there are three things to point out: This week saw an uptick in arrests – there were 101 this week compared to 64 last week. This should not be surprising to any observer. As the […]

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    Iris Scans May Become Your ID in Banks, Airports, Email, and Even Your Kid’s School Bus

    Posted in Public Safety By Civitas Staff

    An article on CNN Money got me thinking about how close we really are to the technology in the movie Minority Report — racing ever faster to the loss of our freedoms and privacy in the name of security or ease of use, all thanks to some great advancement in technology. Everyone has seen the […]

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