Stop AG Stein from

Gutting Concealed Carry Training


In a move mimicking Joe Biden’s abuse of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to harass gun owners and dealers, anti-gun NC Attorney General Josh Stein’s Department of Justice is scheming to unilaterally and perhaps illegally undermine training for NC concealed handgun permits (CHPs).

On June 23, NC CHP instructors received a memo announcing changes which will make it harder for CHP applicants to receive required training. Although the NC Criminal Justice Standards Division, which reports to Stein, is holding a token public meeting on August 9, the memo stated the changes are already drawn up without public comment as required by N.C.G.S. 150B-21.2, saying: “These changes will take effect on October 1, 2023. Below is a summary of the changes that are being made by the Commission…”

Don’t forget that power-hungry Josh Stein wants to be governor, and will almost certainly get the Democrat nomination for the 2024 gubernatorial race.

What the changes do:

►  SUPPRESS CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMITS by requiring instructors to submit a “Pre-Delivery Report” 30 days prior to a class describing the number of students and other details, which will make it significantly harder for lawful citizens who want concealed handgun permits to obtain the necessary training.

►  INVADE PRIVACY by requiring instructors keep to an auditable “roster” of students, including full legal name and “contact information” represents an invasion of privacy for students who take the course but do not, for whatever reason, choose to apply for a concealed handgun permit. Because NCDOJ maintains a database of concealed handgun applicants, the requirement is also redundant. Why does the state need names of people who don’t even apply for permits?

►  INCREASE INSTRUCTOR BURDENS by requiring a “Post-Delivery Report” sent by instructors, presenting yet another burden, particularly for instructors who do not conduct training as their primary livelihood. 




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Suggested Subject:  "Stop harassing concealed carry applicants"  

Attorney General Stein, NCCJSD staff and commissioners:


I am outraged that you ae playing politics with our concealed handgun training system, which has operated successfully since 1995. In a move straight from the playbook of the Biden Administration, which is using the BATFE to harass lawful gun owners and dealers, you are using the NC Criminal Justice Standards Division and NC Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Committee to hamstring concealed carry instructors and students.

The requirement for a 30 day “Pre-Delivery Report” from instructors will make it harder for students to schedule requisite training, almost certainly suppressing applications and rendering citizens vulnerable to violent crime at exactly the time flawed public policies have increased criminal predation.

Requiring instructors to maintain a roster even of students who don’t ultimately apply for permits is a dangerous invasion of privacy that suggests registration of gun owners.

Worse, by all reports and the wording of the June 23 memo to instructors, the changes were devised unilaterally and without public input, potentially in violation of N.C.G.S. 150B-21.2.

If these changes are not rescinded or otherwise mitigated, I will support efforts to change the concealed handgun system in the NC General Assembly. I will also advise friends, family, co-workers, and acquaintances of Attorney General Stein’s malfeasance as he runs for North Carolina governor.

I will be monitoring this issue through Grass Roots North Carolina legislative alerts.




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