The gun rights law, HB 937, expands the places where those with legal permits can carry a concealed firearm to include bars and restaurants that serve alcohol – although they are not supposed to consume alcohol. It also allows permit holders to keep firearms locked in their car when parked on college or public school campuses.
The measure seals gun purchase and permit records, so that lists compiled by law by weapons dealers and county sheriffs – which include names, addresses and other identifying information – are no longer public record.
The law also strengthens penalties for those who violate firearms laws and will increase the amount of information, such as mental health problems, in the state's background check system.
McCrory characterized the law as a balance of the rights of gun and property owners. “This legislation prohibits guns in classrooms, dorms and administrative buildings on college campuses. Additionally, this legislation gives bar owners the authority to prohibit guns in their establishments," he said Monday. Source WRAL-TV
The Bill goes into effect on October 1st, 2013.