Bill Name: Gun Safety Act (H976)
Primary Sponsors: Luebke, Harrison, Insko, Adams
[Text of bill at An NC Gun Blog]
[Sean's] Take: In any decent society, this Orwellian-named monstrosity would be grounds for impeachment, tarring and feathering, and running the sponsors out of town on a rail. It surprises me that in this day and age we still have people who feel they can be openly hostile to our rights as citizens.
Section 1. Repeals all of the recently passed Improved Castle Bill. It also repeals universal reciprocity of handgun permits. ...
Section 2. This returns us to the bad old days when you had to prove you reasonably feared that the person breaking into your home intended to kill you before you could use deadly force to repel him.
This is actually worse than the original pre-Castle law.
Section 3. This bans leaving a firearm where a person under 18 can access it. This leaves responsible teens without any means to defend themselves. This means that this 14 year old would have been unable to defend himself and his sister.
Section 5. Requires victims of a lost or stolen firearm to report it within 48 hours or get charged with a crime.
Section 6. Requires that anyone seeking a Pistol Purchase Permit have liability insurance.
Section 9. Requires a background check before transfer of a firearm. This has all of the bad parts of Chuck Shumer’s excrable private sale ban. It also makes the transferer explicitly liable for anything illegal that the receiver does with the firearm.
This section requires gun owners to have $100,000 in liability coverage that covers both accidents and “willful acts.”
And if your gun is stolen, your insurance has to cover it until you report it stolen. So if your gun gets stolen, and the thief uses it to kill someone before you get home that day to notice, you’re on the hook for damages.
This section also bans magazines that hold more than 15 rounds. What a bunch of wimps. At least they could have shown the sort of stupid courage the rest of the bill shows and gone for 10 or less.
Magazines sold in NC have to have a date of manufacture on them.
My recommendation: OPPOSEI plan to be calling my state reps on this one. Bloomberg's tentacles have reached into the the Old North State, and I plan to help cut them off.