What Matters-Rep. Larry Pittman and Nick Oschner-Thursday, February 16, 2017-42 Minutes

Mark opens the show with Rep. Larry Pittman, (R-Cabarrus), to discuss the Constitutional Carry Act he has filed in the General Assembly which would allow NC citizens to carry concealed handguns without a permit if they desire. Pittman says the bill does not loosen in any way the current law surround where a person can carry a concealed handgun. The bill is to be heard first in the House Judiciary Committee but Pittman says he is not sure if the chairman of the Judiciary Committee will even hear the bill. Following up Pittman is Nick Ochsner, investigative reporter for WBTV, joining us to talk about the seemingly slow start the General Assembly has gotten off to this session, Gov. Cooper’s latest HB 2 proposal and the response by the General Assembly and more about the goings on in the state.