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Raleigh City Council opposes concealed handgun bill

Posted April 19, 2011 4:02 p.m. EDT
Updated April 19, 2011 5:59 p.m. EDT

Pro-gun measures moving through legislature

— The Raleigh City Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday to oppose a bill before the General Assembly that would allow people with permits to carry concealed handguns into public parks and restaurants where alcohol is served.

The state House voted in favor of House Bill 111 last month. It is now awaiting a vote in the Senate.

Raleigh city leaders said they wanted to be on the record with their opposition to the bill, which would take effect in December if it becomes law.

The bill would uphold current state law, which forbids anyone from consuming alcohol if they are carrying a concealed, permitted weapon.