LEAP Forward
Politicizing Guns since 2017

Legislation

North Carolina H 815 - Guns in Vehicles


LEAP Forward Position:  Support

LEAP Forward Position: Support

Bill Summary

AN ACT TO PROHIBIT LEAVING A FIREARM IN AN UNATTENDED MOTOR VEHICLE


Ҥ 14-269.9. Firearms in unattended motor vehicles.

(a) Definition. For purposes of this section, the term “firearm” is as defined in 9 G.S. 14-408.1.

(b) Prohibition. It is unlawful to leave a firearm in an unattended motor vehicle unless the vehicle is locked and the firearm is either (i) secured with a trigger lock or other safety device designed to prevent an unauthorized user from operating the firearm or (ii) in a locked container.

(c) Penalty. Any person who violates subsection (b) of this section is guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor.”