Politics & Government

April 8, 2011

Carolina lawmakers debate rights of gun owners to 'be prepared'

Even if he could carry a concealed handgun into places like a restaurant or church, Jeff Barbee doesn't expect to use it. He'd just feel safer, packing his .45-caliber semi-automatic gun underneath a coat or shirt. The number of those places may soon expand dramatically in the Carolinas — if legislators in both states are successful pushing through a host of bills designed to ease gun laws.

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