But despite the House’s approval, some are questioning if the bill will still become law.
The House voted 64-51 Thursday to approve House Bill 746 that would eliminate the requirement in many cases that people have a permit to carry a concealed handgun. But if those numbers stay the same and it gets to Governor Cooper, he could veto it and, with the current vote total, the House may have a tough time overturning the veto. A veto override requires a three-fifths vote in both chambers. There are 120 members of the House of Representatives.