NC Senate Bill 124 Would Make it A Class E Felony to Take VP Biden's Advice
In an interview with Field & Stream magazine, Vice President Joe Biden remarked that a "shotgun will do better for you than your AR-15, because you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door." On the same day the interview was published, a Virginia man was charged with reckless handling of a firearm after he fired a shotgun at intruders through his closed bedroom door.
In North Carolina, taking the Vice President's advice could soon become a Class E Felony. North Carolina Senate Bill 124, introduced by Republican Senators Peter S. Brunstetter and Norman W. Sanderson would specifically outlaw the discharge of "a firearm within any building, structure, motor vehicle, or other conveyance, erection, or enclosure with the intent to do harm or incite fear."
North Carolina's sentencing guidelines specify a minimum 15 month "intermediate punishment" for Class E felonies and a maximum of up to 63 months in prison.