State House lawmakers voted Wednesday to forbid law enforcement from destroying fully-operating firearms, even those used in a crime.
There are less than 48 hours to go and lawmakers have delayed many of the most contentious items on their Crossover Week agenda until today. Senators will take up a repeal of local smoking ordinances and key environmental rules today. House lawmakers are expected to tackle how and when local governments must advertise meetings.
Durham is the only county in North Carolina that requires residents to register their guns at the courthouse. A bill moving through the Senate would repeal that requirement.
Police departments would no longer be able to destroy confiscated or surrendered guns that are in good working order under the proposal.
Legislation allowing concealed weapons on college campuses, state property, greenways and bike trails, at sporting events and in businesses that serve alcohol received final approval from the state House Tuesday.