NC Lawmakers Override Governor’s Veto, Repeal Permit Requirements For Handguns

  • North Carolina’s state legislature has voted to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s (D) veto and repeal the state’s requirement for a resident to obtain a permit from a local sheriff before legally purchasing a handgun.
  • Senate Bill 41 passed in the state’s House of Representatives in a 71 to 46 vote on Wednesday. The state Senate previously voted 30 to 19 on Tuesday in approval of the measure.
  • Republicans have a supermajority in the Senate and did not need Democratic votes to override Cooper.
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