Update: This article originally reported that the bill was filed today. It was actually filed on June 9. The article has been revised to include that information.
Yesterday Omar Mateen entered an Orlando LGBT nightclub and murdered 50 people, injuring over 50 more. Today, the same North Carolina government that brought us the anti-LGBT House Bill 2, the gun rights amendment bill, HB 1148, has appeared on the calendar on the June 13 house calendar, with Republican Representatives Larry Pittman, Michael Speciale, Mark Brody and Jeff Collins listed as primary sponsors. Republican Representatives Bert Jones and George G. Cleveland are also listed.
The bill, which is yet to be titled and was filed on June 9, is described as, “An act to amend the North Carolina constitution to protect a person’s right to carry a concealed weapon.”
The amendment would be put to a vote by North Carolina residents in the upcoming general election in November.
The language appearing on the ballot would read:
A constitutional amendment, to become effective December 1, 2016, to repeal the provision which provides that the General Assembly may prohibit the practice of carrying concealed weapons.
The house convenes tonight at 7 p.m.