Im from nc but I plan on going to the smithsonian this weekend with the old lady for the first time . I do not have a nc cc permit ' the less they know the better ' but I do take my lil pt111 where ever I go . Can I bring it with me into the dc area ? I dont plan to open carry but just to leave it in the truck . I know dc has strict gun laws but the who , what where and when I dont know . I plan to take with me anyway Im just wondering how upset they would be if I get pulled .