H652: 2nd Amendment Protection Act. Latest Version
GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
HOUSE BILL 652
ANACT TOPROVIDE THATAPERSONWHOHAS ACONCEALED CARRYHANDGUN
PERMIT MAY CARRY A HANDGUN ON EDUCATIONAL PROPERTY THAT IS THE
LOCATION OF BOTH ASCHOOLAND APLACEOF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP ANDTO
ENACT THE 2ND AMENDMENT PROTECTION ACT OF 2020.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
PART I. ALLOW HANDGUNS ON RELIGIOUS PROPERTY WITH A SCHOOL
SECTION 1.(a) G.S. 14-269.2 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:
"(k1) Theprovisionsofthissectionshallnotapplytoapersonwhohas aconcealed handgun
permit that is valid under Article 54B of this Chapter, or who is exempt from obtaining a permit
pursuant to that Article, when all of the following conditions are met:
(1) The person possesses and carries a handgun on educational property that is a
nonpublic school authorized by Part 1 of Article 39 of Chapter 115C of the
(2) The educational property is the location of both a school and a building that is
a place of religious worship, as defined in G.S. 14-54.1.
(3) The weapon is a handgun.
(4) The handgun is only possessed and carried on educational property outside of
the nonpublic school's operating hours. A nonpublic school's operating hours
are any time when curricular or extracurricular activities are taking place on
the premises and any time when the premises are being used for
(5) The person or persons in legal possession or control of the premises have not
posted a conspicuous notice prohibiting the carrying of a concealed handgun
on the premises in accordance with G.S. 14-415.11(c)."
SECTION 1.(b) This part becomes effective December 1, 2020, and applies to
offenses committed on or after that date.
PART II. CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMIT LAPSE
SECTION 2.(a) G.S. 14-415.16(e) reads as rewritten:
"(e) If the permittee does not apply to renew the permit prior to its expiration date, but
does apply to renew the permit within no more than 60 days after the permit expires, the sheriff
may shall waive the requirement of taking another firearms safety and training course. If the
permittee applies to renew the permit more than 60 days after the permit expires, but no more
than 180 days after the permit expires, the sheriff shall waive the requirement of taking another
firearms and safety training course if the permittee (i) completes a refresher course on the laws
governing the use or carry of firearms in this State that is certified or sponsored by at least one
of the entities listed in G.S. 14-415.12(a)(4) and (ii) submits documentation to the sheriff
confirming the permittee completed the refresher course. This subsection does not extend the
expiration date of the permit."
*H652-v-5* SECTION 2.(b) This partbecomes effectiveOctober1, 2020, and applies to renewal
applications submitted on or after that date.
PART III. CONCEALED CARRY FOR CERTAIN LAW ENFORCEMENT FACILITY
SECTION 3.(a) G.S. 14-415.27 reads as rewritten:
"§ 14-415.27. Expanded permit scope for certain persons.
Notwithstanding G.S. 14-415.11(c), any of the following persons who has a concealed
handgun permit issued pursuant to this Article or that is considered valid under G.S. 14-415.24
is not subject to the area prohibitions set out in G.S. 14-415.11(c) and may carry a concealed
handgun in the areas listed in G.S. 14-415.11(c) unless otherwise prohibited by federal law:
(10) For only a law enforcement facility covered under G.S. 14-415.11(c)(5), a
person employed by a law enforcement agency who (i) is not a law
enforcement officer sworn and certified pursuant to Article 1 of Chapter 17C
or 17E of the General Statutes, (ii) has been designated in writing by the head
of the law enforcement agencyin charge of the facility, (iii) has in the person's
possession written proof of the designation, and (iv) has not had the
designation rescinded by the head of the law enforcement agency in charge of
the facility. Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed as prohibiting the
head of the law enforcement agency in charge of a facility from rescinding
any written designation described in this subdivision."
SECTION 3.(b) This part becomes effective July 1, 2020, and applies to offenses
committed on or after that date.
PART IV. CONCEALED CARRY FOR CERTAIN EMERGENCY MEDICAL
SECTION 4.(a) G.S. 14-269 reads as rewritten:
"§ 14-269. Carrying concealed weapons.
(a) It shall beunlawful for anypersonwillfullyand intentionallyto carryconcealedabout
his or her person anybowie knife, dirk, dagger, slung shot, loaded cane, metallic knuckles, razor,
shuriken, stun gun, orotherdeadlyweapon oflike kind, except when theperson is onthe person's
(b) This prohibition shall not apply to the following persons:
(10) Emergency medical services personnel, as defined in G.S. 131E-155, while
on duty, who are deployed as part of their official duties providing tactical
medical assistance to law enforcement in an emergency situation, including a
Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) operation. In order to qualify under
this subdivision, emergency medical services personnel shall have completed
an approved tactical medical assistance course for supporting tactical law
enforcement operations. An approved course shall (i) include an element on
firearms safety and training, (ii) include instruction in the laws of this State
governing the use of deadly force, and (iii) require training and qualification
on all weapons systems, both lethal and less than lethal, deemed necessary by
any law enforcement agency the emergency medical services personnel
supports. For purposes of this subdivision, an approved course shall be any
course which satisfies the requirements of this subdivision and is certified or
sponsored by one or more of the following organizations:
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b. The National Rifle Association.
c. A law enforcement agency, college, private or public institution or
organization, or firearms training school, taught by instructors
certified by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and
Training Standards Commission or the National Rifle Association.
Every instructor of an approved course shall file a copy of the course
description, outline, and proof of certification annually, or upon modification
of the course if more frequently, with the North Carolina Criminal Justice
Education and Training Standards Commission.
SECTION 4.(b) This part becomes effective December 1, 2020, and applies to
offenses committed on or after that date.
PART V. EFFECTIVE DATE
SECTION 5. Except as otherwise provided, this act is effective when it becomes
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 25 day of June, 2020.
s/ Philip E. Berger
President Pro Tempore of the Senate
s/ Tim Moore
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Approved __________.m. this ______________ day of ___________________, 2020
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