NC House Bill 976 or “Extreme Risk Protection Order or ERPO” was introduced by Durham native Marcia Morey. A thinly veiled attempt to continue to erode away our gun rights. Durham itself has problems with crime above the NC normal crime statistics.
HB 976 will provide provisions for reporting a family member, someone you share a common child, a domestic partner, or have been in a relationship with the person being reported as being perceived as dangerous. Once reported an emergency “ex parte” ERPO hearing is held the same day or following judicial day. If it has been determined the accused may be a threat to themselves or others the accused will have twenty four hours to surrender their firearms, firearm related permits, and ammunition or they will be seized. The sheriff who you surrender your firearms to or sized them is allowed to charge you a storage fee. You may or may not be notified of the ex parte ERPO hearing, so in some instances, you may not be able to defend yourself.
The ex parte order is only valid for 10 days but can be renewed until the next hearing, the full ERPO. If the court does not enter a full ERPO after the ten days and the ex parte ERPO is not rendered you may then retrieve your seized firearms, or what is left of them. Though you may have to file a petition to the court. When the full ERPO is held and sufficient evidence is found by the court you will lose all right to own or possess firearms.
A person who lies in order to initiate ex parte ERPO is guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor, so it is feasible some anti gun, liberal, or vengeful acquaintance could report you and get you in all heaps of trouble jeopardizing your Second Amendment rights. This is the very exact opposite of due process violating the Fifth Amendment and a potential violation of the Sixth Amendment, the right to address your accuser. I will invite you to read the bill yourself, linked above, and see if you can make heads or tails of this mess. Though I am pretty sure it will not pass it surly shows the intentions of Democrats and how they view the Constitution.