The height of irresponsibility:
AN ACT TO PROTECT A PERSON'S RIGHT TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN WITHOUT A PERMIT AND TO CONTINUE ALLOWING PERSONS TO ACQUIRE A CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMIT FOR THE PURPOSES OF RECIPROCITY OR FOR ANY OTHER REASON DESIRED, TO ALLOW THE PURCHASE OF A HANDGUN WITHOUT A PISTOL PURCHASE PERMIT
Keith Kidwell has lost his frickin' mind, and the people who keep voting him into office should be ashamed of themselves. And this little jewel alone should make this bill a non-starter:
Except as otherwise provided by law, it is unlawful for any person willfully and intentionally to carry concealed about his or her person any bowie knife, dirk, dagger, slung shot, loaded cane, metallic knuckles, razor, shuriken, stun gun, or other deadly weapon of like kind, except when the person is on the person's own premises. For purposes of this section, the term "weapon" does not include a firearm.
Bolding mine, because when a sling shot or brass knuckles are weapons, but an artifact that projects a high-velocity bullet via chemical reaction is not a weapon, definitions no longer even matter. But aside from that absurdity, pushing these irresponsible gun "reforms" at this current time proves Kidwell and his ilk are not paying attention in class:
At least 13 firearms have been found in North Carolina public schools in February, raising the fears of parents, students and school employees. On an almost daily basis, there are reports across the state of schools going into lockdowns due to threats of violence or weapons being found on campus.
On Feb. 1, classes were dismissed early after a student brought a gun to Rolesville High School. A student also brought a gun to Glenn High School in Forsyth County that day. And a student also brought a gun to South Mecklenburg High School.
On Feb. 6, a student brought a gun to Hillside High School in Durham.
On Feb. 14, a student brought a gun to Wendell Middle School. A student also brought a gun to Fairview Elementary School in Nash County.
On Feb. 15, a student brought a gun to Cleveland High School in Johnston County.
On Feb. 17, a student brought a gun to Erwin Elementary School in Harnett County. A student also brought a gun to Luther Nick Jeralds Middle School in Cumberland County.
On Feb. 20, a student brought a shotgun to Elkin High School in Wilkes County.
On Thursday, Feb. 23, a juvenile brought an AR-15 rifle to Millbrook High School in Raleigh during a basketball game.
On Friday, Feb. 24, a student brought a gun to Jordan High School in Durham.
On Monday, Feb. 27, a student brought a gun to Star Academy in Harnett County.
This is a pandemic of guns. A gundemic. Lawmakers should be exploring every option to reduce these incidents and make our streets (and classrooms) safer. They most certainly shouldn't be causing them to proliferate.
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