NC House Republicans tout pro-2nd Amendment agenda

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 24, 2018, file photo, members of the North Carolina House gather for a special session at the General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

RALEIGH — The Republican-led North Carolina House of Representatives has advanced six laws they say show a commitment to protecting and defending the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.

The bills include legislation to repeal the state’s pistol-permit process, which bill sponsor state Rep. Jay Adams (R-Catawba) said “is duplicative, costly and an unnecessary burden on law enforcement and law-abiding gun owners.”

Other bills passed by the chamber include allowing federal prosecutors and judges to carry in court and allowing concealed-carry-permit holders to lawfully carry at a place of worship that shares property with an affiliated private school during non-school activities.