No carry in establishments that serve alcohol for consumption on premises.
No carry with any alcohol in your system.
No concealed carry in banks. Open carry is technically ok, but is uncommon.
No carry at events where admission is charged to enter.
No carry at demonstrations or picket lines. (Which leads me to wonder if an open carry gathering is defacto illegal?)
No concealed carry of fixed blades. Folding blades have to be ‘reasonable’. (the law is extremely vague on this subject).
Machine guns are legally ‘destructive devices’, but some people have them. The law is vague, and some CLEO’s will sign off, some won’t. So leave your belt-fed at home, I guess.
Non-residents can purchase long arms from dealers and bring them home. Handguns will require shipment to a FFL in the visitors state.
Edit to add something rather important: In North Carolina, CCW’ers are required to inform police officers that they are carrying when they are approached by police in the course of their duties. I run with something like: “I’m required to tell you that I’m licensed to carry a concealed weapon, and I’m currently carrying.” Out of three times I’ve had to use it, one cop was indifferent, one was supportive, and another one made me put it in my trunk until he left. The “in the course of their duties” stuff means that if you say hi to a cop at the gas station, you don’t have to inform him that you’re carrying. If you get into an accident or are otherwise questioned, you should probably inform him before he finds out otherwise. Clear as mud?
Edit to add important update from Caleb: Per the NRA:
North Carolina State law prohibits the carrying of firearms in the Charlotte Convention Center, the Bojangles Coliseum, and the Time Warner Cable Arena. In addition, the Rules and Regulations of the Charlotte Convention Center prohibit the carrying of firearms in the Center. Pursuant to Time Warner Cable Arena policy, all individuals entering the Arena will be subject to a magnetometer security check.
Faggotry. I think we should continue to hold the convention in AZ until this bullshit gets sorted out here.
Yeah, we really are the California of the South. If it gets any worse, we’re moving to Texas. Oh wait, they can’t OC there! Har har!
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