gun control

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    End Pistol Permit Requirements: A Solution to the Backlog

    This week, a judge ruled that Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker could not suspend pistol permitting approvals during the Coronavirus outbreak. As JLF’s Jon Guze writes in his most recent research brief, Sheriff Baker suspended pistol permitting applications for two reasons: an unmanageable backlog of recently filed applications and…
    Brenee Goforth, April 3, 2020
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    N.C. Judge Rules Pistol Permit Applications Must Go On

    On Tuesday, March 24, Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker suspended pistol permit and concealed-carry services in light of the coronavirus outbreak. That week, JLF’s Jon Sanders published a research brief explaining that Baker did not have the statutory or constitutional authority to make that decision. That Friday, The…
    Brenee Goforth, April 2, 2020
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    We Need To Clarify Whether Ammo Sales as “Essential Services”

    On Tuesday, March 24, Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker announced his office was suspending all pistol permit and concealed-carry services. However, as JLF’s Jon Sanders writes in his recent research brief, Baker does not have the authority to make that decision. Sanders writes: There’s a big problem with this announcement: Baker…
    Brenee Goforth, March 30, 2020
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    Becki Gray Discusses Gun Policy with North Carolina Public Radio’s Jeff Tiberii

    Last week, JLF’s Becki Gray went on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC with host Jeff Tiberii and fellow guest Rob Schofield from the N.C. Justice Center to discuss gun policy and health care. The group discussed the lack of substantive policy conversation around gun policy in the General Assembly. Tiberii…
    Brenee Goforth, August 13, 2019
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    “Guns Don’t Kill People…Legislators Do”

    Photo of Apex Friendship High School students courtesy of Keung Hui of the News & Observer:                     Want to know more about today’s student protests supporting gun control?  Read the latest from Stoops and Sanders.
    Terry Stoops, March 14, 2018
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    Nationwide student walkouts today

    Today is the day that students across the nation will stage a 17-minute walkout presumably to urge lawmakers to pass stronger gun laws. If you would like some background on the issues, I have published a three-part series on school shootings and student activism. School Shootings…
    Terry Stoops, March 14, 2018
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    Ready For a Reasonable Discussion of Gun Violence? Here It Is.

    John Locke Foundation Chairman John Hood answers host Tom Campbell’s question about the state of the national debate over gun control. This exchange took place during the Feb. 23, 2018, edition of “NC SPIN.” WATCH.   …
    Donna Martinez, February 27, 2018
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    When guns were marketed to educators

    Although this adds nothing meaninful to the current debate about arming teachers, I thought it was interesting that readers of the North Carolina Journal of Education regularly encountered advertisements for guns. Here is an advertisement from 1899.
    Terry Stoops, February 22, 2018