State of North Carolina Archives: on Gun Control
Right to bear arms is an ancient right
Keep outlawing guns & eventually only outlaws will have guns. Our Senate must quit tampering with this right, causing unrest among the people, who are constantly having to lobby to keep their rights to bear arms. The "right of the people to keep and
bear arms" is an ancient right placed in the 2nd Amendment for self & family-defense and for protection from a totalitarian takeover of the nation, as occurs in lands where the people are first disarmed by their government.
Source: 2016 Campaign website for N.C. Senate, WrightForUSSenate.com
Nov 11, 2015
Start by having some common sense gun laws
We must do more to combat rising crime rates in America. It starts by having some common sense gun laws.
Gun control legislation is essential to fighting crime, protecting our citizens, and reducing dangers our law enforcement face each day.
Congress needs to ban certain high powered assault weapons, close the gun show loophole, require background checks for purchases of firearms, and improve the tracking of firearms in our country.
Source: 2014 N.C. House campaign website, AlmaAdamsForCongress.com
Aug 31, 2014
Concealed carry permits for state parking lots
Tillis voted YEA on HB 937: Authorizes Concealed Carry of Firearms in Certain Public Places. Bill Passed House, 78-42.
Prohibition does not apply to a person who has a concealed handgun permit; has a concealed handgun permit considered valid under
G.S. 14-415.24, or is exempt from obtaining a permit; provided the weapon is a handgun, is in a closed compartment or container within the person's locked vehicle, and the vehicle is in a parking area that is owned or leased by State government .
Source: N.C. House voting records (Votesmart 2013-2014 synopses)
May 7, 2013
Voted NO on concealed carry in restaurants and state parks
HB 111 Concealed Handguns in Restaurants and State Parks
Bill Passed House (74 - 42); Rep. Deborah Ross voted Nay .
Source: VoteSmart synopsis of 2011-2012 N.C. legislative records
Mar 30, 2011
- Authorizes a person with a concealed handgun permit to carry a concealed handgun in a restaurant, unless the person
in control of the restaurant has posted a notice prohibiting the carrying of a concealed handgun on the premises.
- Authorizes a person with a concealed handgun permit to carry a concealed handgun on the grounds or waters of any state park.
Allow concealed carry; but also maintain gun restrictions
Cooper indicates support of the following principles regarding gun issues.
Source: N.C. Legislative 1996 National Political Awareness Test
Nov 1, 1996
- Maintain all state registration procedures and state restrictions on possessing firearms.
Continue to allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms.