Britt v. North Carolina

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NC Supreme Court case addresses a new statute affecting gun rights. On tonight's edition of the Civil Rights Roundup, Stefan Tahmassebi discusses Britt v. North Carolina in which Mr. Barney Britt is arguing for his right to own a gun and the constitutionality of a new statute that is prohibiting him from doing so. Britt was arrested in 1979 for drug possession with intent to distribute and was charged with a felony. However, he served his time, never had another offense, and his civil rights, including his right to keep and bear arms, had been restored in 1987. When the new statute was passed, Britt immediately surrendered his guns, but he began the fight to take back his human right to self-defense.