The big news today is that the Republican General Assembly overrode the veto of Governor Roy Cooper to allow the sale of guns in North Carolina without a permit. This is a policy that better conforms to our constitutional rights and civil liberties.
There was also a vote in the Republican-controlled House to allow mobile sports betting in the state. While this is a “libertarian” decision, my opinion is that the outcome will be destructive. It therefore should not have happened.
Note that we are taking big “conservative” votes to allow gun purchases without a permit and mobile sports betting.
However, state legislators still have not acted on abortion or communicated that they will restrict it to a much greater extent than it has been. Remember that they also passed Medicaid expansion.
Abortion and Medicaid expansion are both huge issues. If they are going to fail on both of these– but allow gun purchases without permits and mobile sports betting– then their work product overall is mixed, at best. If they want to be deliver a bold conservative outcome, they need to stringently restrict abortion on demand.