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Albemarle Tradewinds October 2016 Final

October 2016

OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC

OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH There is a saying: “You can’t understand another’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® asks men to literally walk one mile in women’s shoes to get the community talking about violence against women. Albemarle Hopeline will sponsor such an event on Saturday, October 8 at Northeastern High School’s athletic field in Elizabeth City. Registration is at 8:00 am with the walk beginning at 9:00. There is no fee to walk, and men, women and children are invited to come and participate. Men representing law enforcement across the Albemarle region will start the walk off by walking a lap around the track in women’s shoes with other walkers falling in behind to walk a 4 lap mile. October 8 – Walk A Mile In Her Shoes® This event is part of Hopeline’s recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Each October Hopeline joins other organizations around the country in honoring those affected by intimate partner abuse and remembering those lives lost to the violence. During the first eight months of 2016, 40 women, men and children in North Carolina died as a result of domestic violence. Other events planned for October: Friday, October 7 from 5 – 9 p.m. - Elizabeth City’s “First Friday Art Walk” Hopeline will display artwork done by survivors of domestic violence at the Selig’s Building Windsor Picture Tour Friday, October 29 - “Purple for Peace Day” Individuals, businesses, schools, and organizations show support by wearing purple and sending photos to Hopeline to post on their Facebook page. For more information on participating in any of these events or to learn how you can help put an end to domestic violence, call Albemarle Hopeline at 252-338-5338. Did you know the Albemarle Tradewinds is located in more than 250 locations in NENC and Chesapeake? Windsor Picture Tour 18 Albemarle Tradewinds October 2016 albemarletradewinds.com

Senator Bill Cook’s Appeal to Virginia Results in Reversal of the Proposed Concealed-Carry Handgun Restrictions by: Terrance Mann In December 2015, Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring attempted to revoke Virginia’s concealed handgun carry reciprocity agreements with 25 other states, including North Carolina, citing they don’t meet Virginia’s standards. This caused uproar among the concealed carry and firearm community. However, shortly after Herring’s announcement, N.C. Senator Bill Cook (R-District 1) was North Carolina’s first elected official to fire back. Senator Cook released several statements and directed a letter to Herring communicating strong opposition and urged the Virginia Attorney General to reverse his decision. background check performed by the county sheriff, and after several days or weeks, the sheriff may issue up to five “Permission to Buy” certificates which must be surrendered to the retailer upon purchase. Senator Cook pointed out to Herring that Virginia and North Carolina share a 322 mile border, 58 miles of which lie within his district. “At least six of the eight counties in the district have many commuters traveling to Virginia to work. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, tens of thousands of North Carolinians travel to Virginia to work, daily,” Senator Cook said. the N.C. General Assembly, we expanded the number of places that a person with a concealed carry permit can carry firearms to protect themselves and their families,” Senator Cook said. After receiving pressure from Senator Cook, the National Rifle Association (NRA) as well as other pro-firearm organizations, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and Republican lawmakers announced an agreement to reverse Herring’s decision that would have severed the reciprocity rights of gun owners with a concealed-carry permit in 25 states, including North Carolina. In his letter, Senator Cook said “revoking North Carolina’s concealed handgun permit recognition in Virginia is a significant impediment to the safety of my constituents traveling in Virginia. A survey conducted by criminologists from Florida State University estimates that Americans use firearms in self-defense roughly 2.2 to 2.5 million times a year, or every 13 seconds.” North Carolina requires all non-conceal permitted handgun purchasers to have a Data clearly shows a link between concealed carry laws and declining crime rates. Based on statistics from the FBI’s Annual Uniform Crime Report, right-to-carry states that widely allow concealed carry, have 22 percent lower total violent crime rates, 30 percent lower murder rates, 46 percent lower robbery rates, and 12 percent lower aggravated assault rates, as compared to the rest of country. “Recognizing the implications of this data during the previous legislative session of “I was pleased and thankful for Virginia reversing a proposed policy that would have not recognized North Carolina concealed handgun permits,” Senator Cook said. “If the policy was enacted, it would have essentially put those with North Carolina concealed-carry permits in a precarious situation when traveling to Virginia. Thanks to all my constituents who contacted me about this issue - the vigorous activism most certainly helped.” State certified instructor Servicing Northeastern N.C. $75 Concealed carry permit class. $60 Basic handgun marksmanship safety and maintenance class. $20 private instruction per hour. Reliable training and instruction you can rely on in a defensive situation. contact us at Hunttactical@gmail.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook. com/HUNTTACTICAL facebook.com/AlbemarleTradingPost Albemarle Tradewinds October 2016 19