Hello .... I do not know how many folks live in North Carolina, but if you do, take note of this bill just filed in the House April 11th ... Its HB-723 and is labeled "Gun Safety Act" ... that sounds harmless doesn't it? Read it: http://ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2017&BillID=H723 It is NOT harmless. Here is how it is described in the Bill Header: AN ACT TO REPEAL THE "STAND YOUR GROUND LAWS" AND CODIFY THE COMMON LAW REGARDING THE USE OF FORCE AGAINST AN INTRUDER; TO AMEND THE LAW ALLOWING RECIPROCITY FOR CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMITS; TO STRENGTHEN THE LAW REGARDING SAFE STORAGE OF FIREARMS; TO REQUIRE THE REPORTING OF LOST AND STOLEN GUNS; TO REQUIRE THE SHERIFF, UPON DENIAL, REVOCATION, OR REFUSAL TO RENEW A CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMIT OR PISTOL PERMIT TO TRANSMIT THE PROHIBITION RECORD TO THE NATIONAL INSTANT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK SYSTEM; TO REQUIRE ANY PERSON WHO OWNS A FIREARM TO CARRY FIREARM LIABILITY INSURANCE; TO LIMIT THE SIZE OF AMMUNITION MAGAZINES; TO DIRECT THE STATE TREASURER TO DIVEST THE PENSION FUND OF GUN STOCKS; TO REQUIRE EACH STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY TO ADOPT A WRITTEN POLICY REGARDING THE INVESTIGATION OF OFFICER‑INVOLVED DEATHS; AND TO AUTHORIZE THE COURTS TO ISSUE A GUN VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDER AND ESTABLISH A PROCEDURE FOR THE ISSUANCE OR DENIAL OF THE RESTRAINING ORDER. It will negatively impact, virtually the majority of the progress made in recent years - including the requirement that your weapons be surrendered to the authorities for a period of 12 months if a "Gun Violence Restraining Order" is granted to someone else in your family against you. It imposes magazine caps at 15 rounds, adds more requirements/policy development in Law Enforcement related shooting deaths, changes significantly the process and reporting requirements for selling a firearm, as well mandates insurance be purchased in order to buy, sell or own one, as well as curtails the CC Reciprocity permits and weakens the stand your ground rules. In short its a disaster that is likely more for show than any real expectation of progressing ... but you never know. So ... do something about it ... write your local Representative and tell them to vote against HB-723. Hopefully it will not gain traction .... as we currently have a Republican majority in both the House and the Senate ... but our Republican Governor was defeated in this past election and now we have a Democrat in his place. Don't assume something like this can't be pushed given the liberal media "common sense" gun control agenda that is being shoved down our throats every day.