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In North Carolina Shooting Inside a Building is a Misdemeanor

Posted on the 21 March 2013 by Mikeb302000

 Local NC news reports 
Sen. Pete Brunstetter, R-Forsyth, has introduced a bill that would change the law that allowed a man to open fire inside a Walmart without incurring a felony charge.

As it stands, it is a felony to fire into a building but only a misdemeanor to fire a weapon once inside, Brunstetter said. Senate Bill 124 would add make it a felony "to discharge a firearm within any building, structure, motor vehicle, or other conveyance, erection, or enclosure with the intent to do harm or incite fear."

The bill was spurred by the case of Justin Ross Murphy, who was caught on surveillance video in October 2012 opening fire in the electronics department of the Kernersville super store. Under current law, Murphy was charged only with a misdemeanor, Brunstetter said, and was allowed to continue carrying a gun.

The gun-rights fanatics who oppose any and all restrictions on firearms ownership and use should be proud of themselves for this one.  I can't want to hear their justification.
My idea of one strike you're out would cover it.
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