NC Bill Would Let Police Confiscate Guns From Owners With Dementia


CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- North Carolina lawmakers are working to pass a bill that would allow police to confiscate legally-owned guns from people with dementia or Alzheimer's.

It gives law enforcement an expedited way to seize guns from people who may be prone to violence or suicide.

“This is sort of like a drivers license, when do you take someone’s drivers license away,” said Larry Hyatt, owner of Hyatt Coin and Gun in Charlotte. “If there’s truly a real danger reason that’s one thing but just because someone’s older and can’t remember that’s not a good enough reason.”

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