NC Changes Gun Permit Law

CHARLOTTE, NC — There’s concern that North Carolina is making it too easy for people to get guns. 

A change to the state’s gun permit law took effect on Monday. Now, background checks only have to go back five years. The law used to require they go back 20 years.

Judy Williams, Director of Mothers of Murdered Offspring, says lawmakers are not doing the community justice.

“The fact that they’re not going back more than five years is troubling, because if people have issues with guns we should know about it,” said Williams. “It shouldn’t matter how long. It should go back even further, if necessary.”