Our Republican controlled General Assembly is pulling out all the stops this election cycle. As if HB2 were not enough to bring out their voter base, now we have HB-1148, which will make it legal for nearly every Tarheel to pack heat with minimal regulation. This dandy piece of legislation has passed its first reading and includes an Amendment to the State Constitution, scheduled to appear on the November 2016 ballot.
That's right folks, soon anyone eligible to purchase a gun will be able to cart it around hidden, as long as they have a valid ID on their person.
It's a dry read, but if you want to know what our lawmakers are up to with this one, go to www.ncga.state.nc.us/Legislation/Legislation , search by the bill number, and read it for yourself.
Whether you like this idea or not, placing a Constitutional Amendment about guns on the ballot basically insures that every Republican in our county is going to vote this fall. This means that if you want to see more balance in government, instead of less, we need every Democrat doing everything possible to get our voter base to the polls too. This is not the time to sit back and let the few worker bees pull the load. It's time to take civic duty seriously; get to know and get behind those who represent your best interests. Everyone has something to offer, even if its only moral support. RCDP Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Join us. There's lots to do.