Open Carry in Nc

Discussion in 'Conceal & Open Carry' started by Dusty, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. Dusty

    Dusty New Member

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    Look to see if anyone may know a web site that has nc open carry laws on it. I am really interested in carrying but just don't want the hassel of going through classes and from the sounds of it you can open and conceal carry in all the same places, and the only difference is that people can see it or not and personally I would rather people know I carry. So any help would be awsome on the matter.
     
  2. pkaltx

    pkaltx New Member

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    I can't help you on the laws, but GO THROUGH THE CLASSES!!!!!!!!!!!! Then Conceal Carry. Open carry is cool, but it is going to open you up for legal hassles from the cops, people staring at you, and making you the prime target after the accomplice cases the location of the robbery and see's you with the gun. You should never carry open in my opinion. It just means you will be the first one shot.
     

  3. wnctroutbum

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    I am pretty sure you can open carry in NC. That being said I would NEVER open carry. All u are going to do is cause problems for yourself. You are going to make everyone around you uncomfortable and in most cases someone would prob call the police. Also it's the same reason I took my Glock sticker off my truck , it just makes the bad guy up there anti. Just my 2 cents.
     
  4. Levelcross

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  5. Levelcross

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    While open carry is legal here in NC, I think you should take the CCW class as it teaches you a lot about what you can and can NOT do while carrying a gun. It is not a hassle at all, I enjoyed the class even if it was 8 hours long.
    It may not be the best idea to open carry as it will draw a lot of unwanted attention to you or even possibly make you a target for the BG.

    The only times I open carry is when I am in the woods riding the 4 wheeler or on a rare occasion at work.
     
  6. Deuce

    Deuce Because 2 Are Better Then 1

    I +1 that also. I also live in Nc
     
  7. jclinebell1

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    I'm planning a vacation to NC outer banks next summer and will have my Florida non resident CCW. Are there any rules that I should be aware of. I know you can't carry in places that serve alcohol. Are there ones that I might have not read on handgunlaw.us or other sites?
     
  8. Glock-Siggy

    Glock-Siggy New Member Lifetime Supporting Member

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    You should check out "ncdoj.gov" about reciprocity laws....
     
  9. rangvx

    rangvx New Member

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    Ck out legal heat on iPhone app it will have all 50 states laws and it updates regularly and has reciprocity states also.
     
  10. jclinebell1

    jclinebell1 New Member

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    Thanks Glock-Siggy and rangvx. I will definitely buy the app and check out the website.
     
  11. Glock-Siggy

    Glock-Siggy New Member Lifetime Supporting Member

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    Hey Dusty....I'm kinda with the crowd against open carry. If the bad Guy knows your carrying then you get the surprise and not him. I have the name and number of a real good concealed carry class Guy. Stop by the range this Sunday ill give it to you. Its well worth the time and money. Gives you that little advantage that may mean everything.
     
  12. Dusty

    Dusty New Member

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    Ok I will do that if I am not working, thanks siggy
     
  13. jclinebell1

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    Can you guys carry if you go through a brew thru or at a supermarket that sells alcohol?
     
  14. Glock-Siggy

    Glock-Siggy New Member Lifetime Supporting Member

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    The only problem is with places where you can buy and consume. Not with places where you can only buy. Of course any alcohol while carrying...concealed or not ....is a very large no-no.
     
  15. jclinebell1

    jclinebell1 New Member

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    That's what I thought. Thanks.
     
  16. ncnrmedic

    ncnrmedic New Member

    Not true. You can carry openly with alcohol in your system. I wouldn't encourage it. But you can.

    As for where you can carry, a CCH in North Carolina does grant you some added abilities. You can carry concealed in banks/credit unions, where you cannot carry openly.

    In North Carolina you can carry openly in any place that is not an educational facility (any public/private school or places that can be used as such), government building, serves and allows the consumption of alcohol, has a conspicuously posted sign prohibiting firearms on the premises, charges admission, where people are gathered in assembly (church, protest, parade, etc), or medical facility.

    You can carry openly in your car, on the street, in most businesses, and never have fear of much. You also have to consider the area in which you live, as some people may call the cops. But you cannot be arrested, or have your weapon seized so long as you follow the laws. I see a lot of people carrying openly, and I encourage them to do so as long as you respect the rules.

    As for the CCH, its often somewhat expensive, and does require you to adhere to a lot of rules that an average citizen does not have to. So take that into consideration. I don't mean to imply it's not worth having, but it has to be right for you.
     
  17. ct34x4

    ct34x4 New Member

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    One little known law here in NC is the " going to the terror of the public" law. Make sure you understand this. All it takes is one person to say they are scared with you open carrying and you could be charged with this. With that said, I believe that there has only been one case of someone being charged with this crime in NC. It happened a couple years ago in Asheville when the prez was there. I can't remember all the details but they found assault rifles and pistols in his car and on his person as he was attempting to get close to the prez. Most of the time, if the cops are called, they will escort you off the property if someone has complained but you are free to return at any time.
     
  18. G-23

    G-23 Premium Member

    Please be sure to send us the closest address we can send your cigarettes too!:p
     
  19. ncnrmedic

    ncnrmedic New Member

    It isn't a statute or law in the traditional sense. It's North Carolina Common Law and it's defined as

    "To arm oneself with an unusual and dangerous weapon, for the purpose of terrifying others, and go about on public highways in a manner as to cause terror to others".

    So in order for you to be charged with this archaic, and seldom-used crime you must 1) Be terrorizing people (i.e. playing quick draw, waving the gun in the air or discharging it in a way not likely to harm someone but still cause fear), 2) Be on the public highways or any state-maintained road.

    This charge is intended for people who are using guns to stop cars, or coerce people in some way. Openly carrying a firearm in the state of North Carolina is not grounds to be charged with this, by itself.

    But let me be clear, I'm sure a Law Enforcement Officer probably brought this to your attention. We have a huge gap of knowledge when it comes to firearms laws in NC. One place I find helpful is http://www.ncsheriffs.org/documents/2007-NC-Firearms-gun-Laws-rev2011.pdf
    you can find all the details for most questions in that handout.

    Best of luck.