From Tom Knighton over at Bearing Arms comes NC Sheriff Suspends Pistol Permits, Faces Immediate Backlash. Knighton is, of course, talking about our own Sheriff Baker of Wake County. Of course Baker is a Democrat, and naturally he is anti gun. Baker is the one who tried to shut down the only public range in Wake County earlier.
The current issue is the Wuhan Flu, but it could be any manufactured panic. North Carolina has a Jim Crow law on the books that requires an individual to obtain a Pistol Permit in order to buy a handgun. The Pistol Permit requires a person's fingerprints and a background check. It is an obsolete law that should have been struck down years ago. But it is a revenue stream, so many Sheriffs are loathe to get rid of it.
Indeed, it can be argued that by setting up a permit system, the NC State government has turned a right into a privilege Time indeed to get rid of it.
If you are in NC, please call and inundate the Sheriff's office with pushback.
Update: Grass Roots North Carolina, along with Second Amendment Foundation and the Firearms Policy Coalition are suing Sheriff Baker. The press release is here. You can read it at the link. Thank you Paul Valone, President of GRNC.
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