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Right-to-carry in more NC churches gets final legislative OK

The North Carolina Senate is expected to vote Monday night on overriding Governor Roy Cooper’s...
The North Carolina Senate is expected to vote Monday night on overriding Governor Roy Cooper’s veto of a bill aimed at requiring an in-person option for all schools in the state.(North Carolina General Assembly)
Published: Jun. 8, 2021 at 11:14 PM EDT
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The North Carolina General Assembly has finalized another bill to try to expand gun rights - this time in churches.

The Senate agreed Tuesday to the House changes to Senate legislation that would allow members or visitors at churches that meet on private school campuses to carry a handgun if they have a concealed weapons permit.

Current law treats these places of worship differently than standalone religious venues.

The bill now goes to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s desk.

He vetoed a broader gun bill containing the same idea a year ago, saying it threatened the safety of students and teachers.

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