Getting rid of handgun permits will mean more criminals, domestic abusers and mentally ill people will be able to buy guns, State Attorney General Roy Cooper said in a letter to N.C. House members.
The legislature is considering a bill that would get rid of the law requiring a permit to buy a handgun.
House Bill 937 has ping-ponged between the House and Senate. The Senate added the provision eliminating pistol permits and sent the bill back to the House. The bill also expands the areas where people with concealed carry permits can take their weapons.