is NC an open carry state?

Discussion in 'North Carolina Gun Forum' started by 03cobrah, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. 03cobrah

    03cobrah New Member

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    hey guys noob here i'm from Texas but currently stationed in NC.

    i called the craven county sheriffs department recently and was hoping they could shed some light on open carrying in New Bern NC. After some research with google i presumed that NC is a traditional open carry state, and asked the LEO on the phone if it is alright to open carry in New bern NC, he began to berate me and told me that in order to open carry i had to be a law enforcement official ect... in conclusion he basically told me that i have to have a conceal carry permit in order to carry. i'm just trying to get the facts straight, i heard in Chapel Hill you are not allowed to open carry there, which is why i specifically called and asked about New Bern, which is where i live close to.
     
  2. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I would go online and check on the laws for the state. Log on to their department of justice.
     

  3. 03cobrah

    03cobrah New Member

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    are .org websites reliable? i gained my knowledge off of this website http://www.opencarry.org/nc.html
     
  4. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    Here's an article you may find interesting...

    http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/06/21/543334/in-nc-you-can-let-your-gun-show.html

    It includes a link to any questions you may have about OC. (opencarry.org)

    Yes, NC is an open carry state, there is one exeption to my knowledge and that is Cary...go figure, can't carry in Cary...

    Whoever told you that you needed a CCW to carry, or had to be LE is a yahoo...it's just not true.

    You can also check the here for more info..

    .http://www.ncsheriffs.org/images/2007 NC Firearms Laws Pub.pdf
     
  5. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    If it's the official website of the state, then I think it is reliable. I would look at the DOJ site for the state you live in.

    Just curious, why open carry?
     
  6. 03cobrah

    03cobrah New Member

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    got into a little discussion with a co worker on open carry in New Bern NC, he was telling me that open carry is allowed in NC but not in New Bern which I still think is false. so i decided to contact the sheriffs department and get to the bottom of it when i got put on blast by a LEO. i specifically remember asking the question and even went as far as to ask him again just to make sure there wasn't a communication issue. long story short he got pissed and told me basically that i have to get CCW. i personally would like to conceal carry i don't want to draw attention to myself in any way. thank you for your replies, i am trying my best to learn my rights an to exercise them when needed.

    PS: i would just like to state that i was by no means rude to the LEO and have been respectful the whole time.
     
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  7. vincent

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    If you're going to be stationed here for a while, it would be in your best interest to get your CCW. I would think the military would have some sort of exemption...:confused:

    Town laws vary, some local sheriffs are a funny bunch of squirrels, it'd be best to have all your ducks in a row first...:cool:
     
  8. 03cobrah

    03cobrah New Member

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    yah i assume town laws very which is why i called and asked but he stated, all of NC lol. kind of pissed me off especially since i'm trying to do everything by the book and not get in trouble with the law. i get out soon so i will be moving back to TX and get my CCW and be done hopefully lol.
     
  9. Durangokid

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    Be careful with this. It sounds like you could be dealing with some antigunners. These idiots could charge you with some firearms violation. Anyone who is charged with any firearms violation can have problems buying guns or even getting a CCW in your home state. You may consider waiting until you get back to Texas. Just a thought.:)
     
  10. strick23

    strick23 New Member

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    I've had a similar experience when asking LEO the same question. The law is clear we are an OC state, with the exception of Cary,which has differing town laws. However in my experience some noob LEO would rather nobody carry either open or concealed just to make themselves feel more important. I said some not all. IMO you'll be fine if u just do a little research on local laws where you are. Again IMO you might as well get your CCW now while it's still relatively easy.

    Just my 2 cents
     
  11. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Even in open carry areas you are relatively likely to run into problems. If concealed is an option its the way to go.
     
  12. rugershooter

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    Sorry about these being sideways but i had to convert from PDF to JPG to upload hope this clears up some things even for LEO you can print these out and hand them out!! Good luck the flyer is from opencarry.org


    NOTE: if any one knows a better way to share the original PDF please PM me and let me know thanks!
     

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  13. Ranger-6

    Ranger-6 New Member

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    I downloaded it and rotated it to read it. No problem...
     
  14. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    MI has some pretty quirky laws...

    In my quest to learn the real laws, have found conceal carry instructors mostly getting it wrong, most LEO's getting it wrong, and even some lawyers getting it wrong. A specialized 2A attorney is your best legal choice, but a local forum with some healthy debate, complete with cites back to state law is the best... qualified choice. Qualified, because you have to consider the source.
     
  15. tCan

    tCan Active Member

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    You can say that again. I'm none too impressed by Bailey.
     
  16. NC1760

    NC1760 New Member

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    NC open carry laws

    All I know is you can't open carry in the town of (oddly enough) Cary.... Guess where I live???
     
  17. tCan

    tCan Active Member

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    At least you're not too far from the Wake County Firearms Education Training Center
     
  18. NC1760

    NC1760 New Member

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    nc carry laws

    Actually I prefer Drake's Landing between Fuquay & Lillington.... Nice people and I can shoot anything I want out there.
     
  19. tCan

    tCan Active Member

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    We've been to Drake's too. The family plan at the WCFETC is much cheaper than Drake's though. And the only thing you cant shoot there is shot/buck.