Last week, Governor Bev Perdue (D) stood with the North Carolina General Assembly in recognizing law-abiding citizensí right to self-defense during a declared state of emergency by signing into law House Bill 843.† This common-sense statute will take effect on October 1, 2012.† While the North Carolina General Assembly only had a short legislative session this year, this action marks significant progress on protection of Second Amendment rights in the Tar Heel state.† Your NRA-ILA will continue to work for more improvements as the 2012 legislative session draws to a close.†

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