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Does a 10-time felon get a gun? (access required)

Appeals court upholds Felony Firearms Act, but sends case back for further review

As Congress prepares to debate proposals for new gun regulations in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings, North Carolina’s courts continue to review whether the state’s existing gun laws square with recent state and U.S. Supreme Court decisions. Most recently, a divided Court of Appeals overturned a Caswell County judge’s ruling that the state’s Felony Firearms Act is unconstitutional, but kept alive one man’s claim that it violates his rights.

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