CRIME
07/24/2013 09:26 am ET Updated Sep 23, 2013

North Carolina Lawmakers OK Guns On Playgrounds, In Bars

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(NEWSER) - So long as Gov. Pat McCrory puts his pen to it, a bill allowing North Carolina residents to carry concealed handguns into bars and on playgrounds will soon be law, reports the AP. The Republican-backed bill was approved by both the House and Senate yesterday, and would give concealed-carry permit holders the right to take their gun into any place where alcohol is served--this includes restaurants--as long as the owner doesn't expressly forbid it.

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