Religious Assembly Security and Protection Act Goes to State Senate

On June 3rd, 2021, the North Carolina House passed Senate Bill 43, which allows citizens who hold a concealed handgun permit to carry a handgun with them while attending religious services on private property that is both a school and a place of worship, unless the property owner objects.

Senate Bill 43 gives private property owners the ability to set their security policy rather than the state imposing a one-size-fits-all solution.

On March 2nd, 2021, the North Carolina Senate passed Senate Bill 43 (S. 43) – “The Religious Assembly Security and Protection Act of 2021 – by a bipartisan majority of 31-18. Now that the House has passed the bill, it goes back to the Senate for concurrence on June 8th, 2021.

If concurred with, it is unclear if Governor Cooper will veto the bill and whether there are sufficient votes to override the veto.

If you believe property owners should decide who can carry a gun on their property, contact your NC Senator and express your support of Senate Bill 43.

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