RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- A hearing took place today on proposed changes to North Carolina's concealed carry law.
The changes would require the state's 2,600 concealed carry instructors to perform additional documentation and audits on their students and classes.
Opponents of the changes say that puts an unnecessary burden and expense on instructors and makes it harder to get a permit.
North Carolina Concealed Carry Instructors Association President Harvey Morse says the instructors should not be required to pay for some course material, or share certain information with state authorities.
"They wanted us to give a list of everybody's name, address, email information, phone number to the state for the state to presumably create their own database. And we were refusing to do that. It's personal whether somebody wants to take an instructor's course, whether they get a permit or not. I mean, some people just take the course for educational purposes, not necessarily to even get a permit," he said.
The hearing was at Wake Technical Community College.
Currently anyone who wants a concealed carry permit is required to take a class, have a background check, run fingerprints and apply for the permit.