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Pro-gun advocates worry that a bill to permit handguns in North Carolina bars is being quietly shoved aside.

The bill would allow people with concealed weapons licenses to carry guns into businesses that serve alcohol. The bill is currently on hold in the Senate Finance Committee.

As it stands, state law only allows owners or leasees of establishments to carry a gun.

House Bill 111 would allow business owners to individually prohibit guns from their restaurants or bars, and it would remain illegal for concealed carry holders to drink alcohol while carrying a loaded handgun.

“We are asking legislators to stop restaurant homicide,” The president of Grass Roots North Carolina, F. Paul Valone said.

Read more at WBTV.com

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