Guns http://wunc.org en NC County Will Trade Vintage Bonnie And Clyde Style Machine Guns For New Weapons http://wunc.org/post/nc-county-will-trade-vintage-bonnie-and-clyde-style-machine-guns-new-weapons <p>Commissioners in Forsyth County voted last night to allow the Sheriff's office to trade antique guns for new weapons. The Sheriff now can trade two 1928 fully automatic Thompson submachine guns for 88 new semi-automatic Bushmaster rifles.</p><p><strong>Our original story about the trade 1/13/14:</strong></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 28870 at http://wunc.org NC County Will Trade Vintage Bonnie And Clyde Style Machine Guns For New Weapons Mike Daisey Talks Guns And The Art Of The Monologue With Phoebe Judge http://wunc.org/post/mike-daisey-talks-guns-and-art-monologue-phoebe-judge <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"The truth is I don't always want the audience on my side. That's not a very dynamic state. A better state is where some are on your side, some are skeptical, some are listening intelligently and are very present, others are reflecting - there's a mixture. That's what creates the atmosphere where something unexpected can happen." - Mike </span>Daisey</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 17:38:02 +0000 Carol Jackson & Phoebe Judge 28680 at http://wunc.org Mike Daisey Talks Guns And The Art Of The Monologue With Phoebe Judge New Gun Law Takes Effect Tuesday http://wunc.org/post/new-gun-law-takes-effect-tuesday <p></p><p>Beginning Tuesday, residents with concealed carry permits will be able to legally bring handguns into restaurants and bars across the state. &nbsp;<a href="http://ncleg.net/Applications/BillLookUp/LoadBillDocument.aspx?SessionCode=2013&amp;DocNum=7212&amp;SeqNum=0">The new measure</a> also allows concealed guns on state property such as public schools and college campuses, provided the weapons are locked in a vehicle. Restaurant and bar owners can opt out of the new law by posting a sign that prohibits concealed weapons in the establishments.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 03:00:32 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 23382 at http://wunc.org New Gun Law Takes Effect Tuesday Chapel Hill Group Passing Out 'No Concealed Weapons' Stickers To Restaurants And Bars http://wunc.org/post/chapel-hill-group-passing-out-no-concealed-weapons-stickers-restaurants-and-bars <p>A Chapel Hill group is helping restaurants and bars clarify a new law to patrons.&nbsp; People with permits to carry concealed handguns can bring their weapon into establishments where alcohol is served. But, while drinking alcohol is prohibited when carrying a firearm, a permit holder can still bring a concealed gun into places that serve it, unless the owner posts signs saying otherwise.&nbsp; Meg McGurk heads the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership and says there's still confusion over the new law so she's handing out "no concealed weapons" stickers to Franklin Street businesses.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 20:54:03 +0000 Catherine Brand 22016 at http://wunc.org Chapel Hill Group Passing Out 'No Concealed Weapons' Stickers To Restaurants And Bars New Law Tells Police To Save Their Guns http://wunc.org/post/new-law-tells-police-save-their-guns <p></p><p>A new state law puts more restrictions on when law enforcement can destroy confiscated guns.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&amp;BillID=s443&amp;submitButton=Go">Senate Bill 443</a> says police must now resell firearms or use them for training purposes within their departments if they can not return them to their original owners.&nbsp; Authorities can only destroy confiscated guns if they are damaged or don't have a legible serial number.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 11:10:33 +0000 Will Michaels 21796 at http://wunc.org New Law Tells Police To Save Their Guns Ruger Opening Gun Manufacturing Plant In Rockingham County http://wunc.org/post/ruger-opening-gun-manufacturing-plant-rockingham-county <p>Sam Page steps out of his jeep wrangler wearing a green hunting suit, boots and a black hat. Everything but his hands, face and neck is covered. It’s a sizzling Thursday summer afternoon and Page is dripping with sweat. After a short walk into the woods, he plants his feet, focuses on a steel plate about 50 feet in front of him— and fires.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 14:46:12 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 20752 at http://wunc.org Ruger Opening Gun Manufacturing Plant In Rockingham County Senate Passes Handgun Bill http://wunc.org/post/senate-passes-handgun-bill <p>State senators have passed a measure that would do away with handgun permits and add more places people can carry or store firearms.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 10:59:08 +0000 Jessica Jones 17195 at http://wunc.org Senate Passes Handgun Bill Mothers Rally To Fight Gun Violence http://wunc.org/post/mothers-rally-fight-gun-violence <p>Mothers across North Carolina are marching and speaking out at events tomorrow to raise awareness of how gun violence affects families. Joslyn Simms, who lost her son Rayburn to gun violence eight years ago this month, will be speaking at tomorrow's rally in Durham.</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 21:11:29 +0000 Catherine Brand 15160 at http://wunc.org Mothers Rally To Fight Gun Violence House Lawmakers Tentatively Approve Relaxing Gun Laws http://wunc.org/post/house-lawmakers-tentatively-approve-relaxing-gun-laws <p>State house lawmakers have given tentative approval to a bill that would allow concealed weapons on college campuses, at sporting events and in businesses serving alcohol, among other places.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 11:12:35 +0000 Jessica Jones 14902 at http://wunc.org House Lawmakers Tentatively Approve Relaxing Gun Laws Son’s Death Spurs Mother To Fight Violence http://wunc.org/post/son-s-death-spurs-mother-fight-violence <p>When Dorothy Johnson-Speight’s son Khaaliq was killed in 2001, she thought her life was over. He wasn’t the first child she lost – her 3-year-old daughter had died almost 15 years to the day before<br>Khaaliq’s murder -- but he was the first child lost to violence, and his death shook her.<br> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:46:23 +0000 Frank Stasio & Alex Granados 12657 at http://wunc.org Son’s Death Spurs Mother To Fight Violence