There’s a fast-moving bill in the North Carolina General Assembly that would arm felons and domestic abusers by repealing our law that requires criminal background checks on all handgun sales.
This bill would have devastating consequences for public safety in our state because violent criminals could evade background checks by shopping with unlicensed sellers — including strangers they meet online.
We can stop the bill by convincing lawmakers that this is a huge step backwards for our state. But supporters like you need to make your voices heard right away — and our lawmakers could vote at any moment.
Click here to automatically add your name to a petition asking lawmakers to vote NO on this dangerous legislation. Volunteers from Moms Demand Action will deliver your signature to elected leaders in person on Tuesday, June 2.
Under our current system for buying handguns, sheriffs run a criminal background check and then issue a permit before any person may make a purchase. This system has worked for decades to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. But now the gun lobby wants to repeal the permitting system and its critical background check requirement.
Unfortunately, we know what happens when the gun lobby gets its way. Missouri repealed a similar background checks law in 2007, and their gun homicide rate spiked by 25 percent. 
We can’t afford to make the same mistake.
Make sure your lawmakers understand how dangerous this bill is. Click below to automatically add your name to the petition now:
The more attention we can drive to this dangerous legislation, the more we stand a chance at blocking it from going any further.
Thanks for acting quickly,
North Carolina Chapter Leader
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
P.S. — Want to help deliver the petitions on June 2? Click here to RSVP for our day of action at the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh.
1. Daniel Webster, Cassandra Kercher Crifasi, and Jon S. Vernick, “Erratum To: Effects of the Repeal of Missouri’s Handgun Purchaser Licensing Law on Homicides,” Journal of Urban Health 91, no. 3 (June 2014).