President Barack Obama recently called for new gun laws and signed 23 executive orders related to gun violence.
North Carolinians disagree on many of the proposals to regulate gun ownership that surfaced after recent mass shootings, but a WRAL News poll found widespread consensus that all gun buyers should have to pass a criminal background check.
Robert Stewart. Alvaro Castillo. Mohammed Taheri-azar. Read more about the people involved in some of North Carolina's worst mass shootings.
WRAL-TV and Capitol Broadcasting Company have a long-standing commitment to bring to the forefront issues that confront our communities. We believe that honest, open and balanced discussion can create meaningful change ... change for the better. As part of that, we recognize that the circumstances surrounding the murders in Connecticut expose issues that go far beyond any regulation of guns.
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Gail Neely served as the assistant director of North Carolinians Against Gun Violence for six years and became the executive director in April 2012.>
Donnie Harrison was sworn in as Wake County sheriff in 2002 and has served 45 years in law enforcement.>
Mike Tilley founded Personal Defense & Handgun Safety Center Inc. in Raleigh in 1996 and serves as the owner and operator.>