(Just a little aside, there.)
Campaign finance data maintained by the State Board of Elections shows McCrory received more than $190,000 from donors in Florida during 2015, by far the biggest source of his out-of-state contributions. McCrory raised more than $25,000 from donors in each of four other jurisdictions: New York, Washington, D.C., Virginia and South Carolina.
Check out this little gem from Section 12, lines 36-38:
“The NRA is proud to have played a principal role in the passage of North Carolina’s Amended Firearms Laws Act,” said NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox. “House Bill 562 improves a great deal of existing statutes and allows the law-abiding citizens of North Carolina to freely exercise their constitutional rights.”
This legislation makes several important changes to existing North Carolina gun laws including the strengthening of the state’s preemption statute, improving the Concealed Handgun Permit process, and the protection of shooting ranges.
No county or municipality, by zoning or other ordinance, shall regulate in any 37 manner firearms shows with regulations more stringent than those applying to shows of other 38 types of items.And be amazed at how Pat began his social-media outreach on Sunday, after the Orlando massacre had been in the news several hours already:
4. Meanwhile, Trump.
Several N.C. House Republicans are proposing a constitutional amendment that would end the state’s permitting requirements for people who want to carry a concealed weapon.
Rep. Larry Pittman, a Concord Republican, filed the “Gun Rights Amendment” on Thursday. If Pittman’s bill passes, voters would be asked in the November election if they support a constitutional ban on concealed weapon permit regulations.... Republican Reps. Michael Speciale of New Bern, Mark Brody of Monroe, Jeff Collins of Rocky Mount and Bert Jones of Reidsville have signed on as co-sponsors. It’s unclear whether House Speaker Tim Moore will bring the bill up for a vote.
Pittman’s bill would leave other regulations governing concealed weapons in place – allowing private businesses that serve alcohol to ban them, and continuing bans in courthouses and the State Capitol.
Burr, says the N&O report, "has been more enthusiastic about Trump than many of North Carolina's Republican leaders."
Hewitt mentioned Burr as a vice presidential contender recently on his radio show. “I was tipped yesterday by sources close to Team Trump that Richard Burr was on their short list,” Hewitt told Meet The Press host Chuck Todd. Todd said he hadn’t heard anything about it.
If Trump picked Burr for vice president, the North Carolina senator would likely have to drop out of his re-election bid – bad news for Republicans here who are already expecting a close race against Democrat Deborah Ross.
But Burr would help Trump by adding experience to the ticket, particularly on national security issues because Burr chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee. He’d help connect Trump with establishment Republicans who have been reluctant to support him. And North Carolina is a key swing state that Trump hopes to win.