RALEIGH, North Carolina (WTVD) -- A bill that would make it easier to carry a gun in North Carolina is getting its first approval from state lawmakers.
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House Bill 746 would allow anyone over the age of 18 to carry a handgun openly, or concealed, without a permit in places where guns are allowed.
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Currently, gun owners have to apply for a permit from the county sheriff.
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The House Judiciary Committee has already approved HB 746.
The House Finance Committee will be discussing the bill Thursday before a third and final reading on the House floor.
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