As North Carolina permit holders are aware, we have some rather limiting restrictions in the current laws.
The two big ones are not being able to carry in restaurants that SERVE alcohol even if you don't consume.
The other, not being able to carry anywhere that charges admission, primary example being movie theaters.
There was a bill introduced last year, House Bill 111 that would have reversed the ban of carrying in a restaurant that serves alcohol, but it didn't get up for a vote in time before the session ended.
Now that we have a new group coming into office and the state house and state senate will have a republican majority along with a republican governor, now is the time to write your state legislators to take action.
Here is background on HB111... Sponsors and supporters are listed and the text of the bill is linked in the upper left corner.
North Carolina General Assembly - House Bill 111 Information/History (2011-2012 Session)
Let's reach out to our reps and see if we can get some things changed. I did find out that it has to start from scratch, can't just be "revived". Let's see what we can do.