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House Bill 937 was signed into law on October 1st, 2013 and is a 17-page document covering gun control within the state. One of the more controversial provisions is the concealment law which allows conceal-carry permit holders to take firearms into restaurant and bars serving alcohol. The article interviews restaurant, club, and bar owners in Raleigh and Durham who have opted out of allowing firearms in their establishments.
State-wide gun control laws have superseded municipalities' ability to regulate concealment laws. Morrisville Mayor Jackie Holcombe disagrees with this state-wide statue allowing concealed guns on municipal property such as parks and playgrounds. Holcombe's mayoral opponents, Mark Stohlman and Narendra Singh, voiced their opinions about gun control as well.
A new state law, House Bill 937, a 17-page comprehensive firearms measure, allows conceal-carry permit holders to bring guns into restaurants and bars. The law also allows restaurant and bar owners to opt out of the measure if a gun banningÂ sign is prominently displayed. Proponents of the gun law, like Grass Roots North Carolina, are organizing boycotts against these bars and restaurants. NCGunowners.com is using online bullying against the eateries, calling them \"target-rich\" and those who oppose the law \"fat bitches\" and \"aging arm flappers.\"