The repeal of NC’s life-saving Pistol Purchase Permit (PPP) system has passed. Gov. Cooper, however, vetoed this bill to keep our life saving measures in place. There is still a chance for a veto override and we need your support to keep our pistol purchase permits in place.
Learn more about the Pistol Permit system and why it is important
Read NCGV’s Pistol Permit Fact Sheet here.
Repealing NC’s Pistol Purchase Permitting system would abolish the requirement that all handgun purchasers pass a criminal background check, no matter where they are buying the handgun – even at a gun show or on the Internet.
In states without regulations on private firearm sales, 57% of firearms purchases from a private seller did not include a background check. If we repeal our PPP, many people in NC who now undergo background checks could buy handguns at gun shows or online without a background check.