Tag:gun

  • Durham Gets Serious About Guns

    RALEIGH — To some local officials, it is unthinkable to publicly acknowledge a city is plagued by gun and gang violence. But in Durham, that’s exactly what District Attorney Jim Hardin did when he applied for and received a U.S. Department of Justice grant to hire a prosecutor specializing in…

  • Court Upholds NC Gun Ban for Felons

    RALEIGH — A U.S. appeals court has upheld a 1995 change in North Carolina law limiting the right of felons to own handguns. Significantly, in doing so, the Richmond-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that the law can be applied even against those convicted of felonies…