Gun Rights Resolution Approved by NC House

By Associated Press Posted July 18, 2013 at 2:57 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A North Carolina House debate on a resolution backing constitutional gun rights prompted concerns from Democrats who argued that it criticized national leaders for proposing rules the resolution says would infringe on those rights.

The resolution backed by a 73-35 vote on Wednesday doesn’t have much force of law and will be sent to members of North Carolina’s congressional delegation. Resolution sponsor Republican Michael Speciale of New Bern says the resolution’s message is simple – the right to bear arms should not be infringed upon and any gun restrictions coming from Washington are unconstitutional.

Democrats said they supported the Second Amendment but took issue with language in the resolution, including words saying the president and vice president and members of Congress have proposed laws that would encroach on that right.

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