This weekend, Charlotte will hold its largest convention ever. Over 70,000 members of the National Rifle Association are expected to arrive in the city for two days of meetings, gun shows, and sharing of gun control views. On the other side of the spectrum, people are saying the NRA goes too far in promoting gun rights for all, even suspected terrorists.
The NRA has become a mouthpiece for gun rights over the last several decades. This organization clings to the 2nd Amendment and the right to bear arms guaranteed within. They are in constant opposition to gun regulations and control laws.
Some state their views have gone too far, however, particularly in suggesting people on the US terror “watch list” should still be allowed to purchase firearms. However, it’s the NRA’s position that the list, which is kept private and wrought with error, doesn’t have the integrity to strip someone of their constitutional right.
Despite gun rights being a hot button issue, the states reserve the right to control just how weapons can be used, owned, and carried. There are numerous gun laws on the books in every state, including North Carolina.
According to this article from the Charlotte Observer, over 190,000 North Carolinians have concealed weapons permits. This number may be more than you suspected. But, these people know that having the permit is far better than being caught without it.
A criminal possession of a concealed firearm charge is a misdemeanor offense and can lead to jail time. There are several legitimate defenses to this charge, however, and discussing your case with an attorney is a good place to start in determining what options you have.
Regardless of your views on gun control, the statement from NRA Vice President Wayne LaPierre that the problem is in the “lack of criminal prosecutions” may sound ludicrous. Living in the most incarcerated country in the world makes the thought of locking more people up seem like an illogical cure to crime.
If you are facing gun charges and are concerned about the likelihood that you will have to serve time, pay fines, or be put on probation, p. Contact us to discuss the details of your case.