Friday, October 17, 2008

Concealed carry increases in North Carolina

From the Tar Heel State:
From Dec. 1, 1995, when it became legal to carry a concealed handgun in the state, until July 31 of this year, sheriff’s offices in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties received 8,167 permit applications. The state total was 225,762 for the same time period.

The purpose of the law that allows North Carolinians to carry concealed handguns is to deter crime, said Richard White, a former Boiling Spring Lakes police chief and current investigator with the New Hanover County Public Defender’s Office.

“I’m a firm believer in it because it is a deterrent to crime,” White said of the law.

Article here.

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